Extensive Biographical Profile of Ugonna Wachuku
Ugonna's motivation, watchword, mission and motto is: Serving Humankind for Good! In November 2007, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela gave Ugonna Wachuku a personally written and signed From Freedom to the Future appreciation and commendation for writing The Great Place: A Soulful Celebration of the Beautiful South African People: http://www.amazon.com/Great-Place-Soulful-Celebration-Beautiful/dp/1413740081 plus
http://www.legaldeposit.ac.za/record=b1686999~S20 - with Ambassador Moosa Moolla as Special Envoy.
Ugonna's new book is American Galaxy: Celebrating the People and the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave / Remembering the Union's Faith Foundation / A Loving Higher Purpose for the People: uwachuku.googlepages.com/americangalaxy
Agents, publishers and producers are warmly welcome to take on American Galaxy.
Dear Mr. Wachuku,
Thank you for your kind words of congratulation and encouragement. I am grateful for and humbled by the trust and support placed in me by you and others whose unsparing support I would count on...
Ugonna started creative writing at the age of 12 – his second year in high school. Having written over 700 poems collected in books; including: Galaxy of Wisdom, Passion of Pegasus, The First Catherine, The First Funmi, Oyidia, Akwaugo, Flanders' Fields, Homage to Geneva, The Road to Essertines, Hope for Dunblane, Tears of Yesterday, Gustav III and other Poems, Soulful Plea, American Galaxy - Celebrating the people and the land of the free and the home of the brave / A Loving Higher Purpose for the People; then, The Great Place – in soulful celebration of Nelson Mandela and the beautiful South African people.5 novels, namely: The Combatants, Devil's Blood, Never to Die, Wrath of Demeter and Mission to Mars; 6 plays, namely: Ego Oku, Waiting for Pension, The Devil to Pay, Money to Burn, Catherine, Welcome to Africa; 2 children's stories, namely: Lost in the Jungle and Party in Heaven; 3 film scripts, namely: Thunder Strike, Battle of Tondibi and Voyages of Christopher Columbus, as well as numerous essays, articles and papers, radio interviews, readings, TV talks and literary contributions. Ugonna is now working on the publication of some of his books and the production of his film scripts in Baltimore, London, New York, California, Chicago, Sweden, Australia, South Africa, Geneva, Switzerland and Mexico City, Mexico. He is also writing Crystalball - a movie script and The World Wide - a dramatic epic.
Earlier, at 20, Ugonna had written The Dream: Another Reality - Global Message for Peace (414 pages), presently held by the UNESCO Culture of Peace Programme in Paris, France. http://www.wattpad.com
From the prestigious School of Humanities, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Abia State University, Uturu, Nigeria, Ugonna took a Bachelor of Arts [Honours] Literature degree; plus Advanced English Composition: 1990-1995 - including courses in communications, information and media trends in discourse analysis, critical theory, history, peoples and culture, philosohpy of science, logic and philosophy, psychology, English language I&II, use of English, rhetorics and composition, drama, theatre, poetry, prose fiction, African epic, oral literature, creative writing workshop, copyright affairs, American literature, Caribbean literature, Commonwealth literature, English literature, English phonetics, phonology, introduction to computers, computer applications, research methods, stylistics, project and long essay, Shakespeare, Western, Eastern and Southern African literature, advanced English composition, etc.
From January 1997 to December 1998, Wachuku was a Communications and Human Rights Consultant at the South African Mission to the United Nations in Geneva: Switzerland, when Jacob Sello Selebi was Ambassador and Permanent Representative as well as Chairman of the 1998 United Nations Human Rights Commission 54th Session. And also Chairman of the Oslo Diplomatic Conference held from 1 to 19 September, 1997. Wachuku serve in areas of humane policy implementation; and analyzed global issues pertaining to human rights, disarmament, landmines eradication, conflict prevention, humanitarian affairs, diplomacy, healthcare, democracy, environment, housing, media relations, arts, culture, good governance, educational empowerment and socio-economic development. Consequently, for the South African Mission to the United Nations, Wachuku elaborated and contextualized on the work and mission of the UN and UN agencies; and how the highly essential internet and information plus communications technology revolution can help the United Nations and all humankind better respond to pressing global issues, proactively.
From December, 1998 to February 2003, Ugonna served in the field of communications research on policy, curriculum development, peace, human rights, democracy, education, culture, humanitarianism, tolerance, public information trends, development, the environment, health/ HIV/AIDS issues, food security and education for conflict prevention and social responsibility, learning, children’s welfare and the environment at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization-International Bureau of Education [UNESCO-IBE] Geneva, Switzerland. More focus was on: policy, communications and curriculum development research on The Four Pillars of Education: Learning to Know, Learning to Do, Learning to Be and Learning to Live Together; including peace, health, HIV/AIDS, human rights, democracy, public education, culture, humanitarianism, tolerance, public information trends, funding for sustainable development, the environment, food security and education for conflict prevention and corporate social responsibility.
From 3 March 2003 to 30 June 2010, Wachuku served as Communications Adviser plus Global Strategies, Partnerships, Public Information, Research, Policy, human welfare, Public Relations, World Wide Web and New Media Consultant to the 32nd President of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) General Conference headquartered in Paris, France; including the Permanent Delegate and Ambassador of Nigeria to UNESCO plus Permanent Delegation of Nigeria to UNESCO. Some initiatives included global communications, public information and media outreach support of the L’Oreal-UNESCO Fellowship for Women in Science Awards as well as United Nations Literacy Decade, the Daimler-UNESCO Mondialogo and the UNESCO Confucius Literacy Prize; plus globally creating brand awareness of UNESCO's service to humankind - in addition to empowering new valuable and creative, strategic partnerships - public, corporate and private sector - with proactive vision and long term upholding of that institutional "building peace in the minds of mankind" mission for the Presidency of UNESCO's General Conference and UNESCO as an organization, etc.
Also, in January 2009, Wachuku started serving as Communications, Branding, Partnerships, Marketing and Image Selling Adviser, English - to Cruz Azul Football Club Mexico City Assistant Coach and Technical Director: Enrique Maximiliano Meza Salinas; including research, analysis, writing and editing English language biography entries and media photos for Mexico’s globally renonwed, long-standing, distinguished football [soccer] Coach and Manager: Enrique Meza (Ojitos); as well as for Enrique Maximiliano Meza, his son: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enrique_Meza + http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enrique_Maximiliano_Meza plus serving as CONCACAF: Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football - English speaking Caribbean countries sports and football communications manager and contact for Enrique Maximiliano Meza, Jr., and also coordinating the logistics, communications, budget and transfer of identified, promising footballers from West Africa to Mexico for trials, etc.
On 23 July 2010, Wachuku became Advisor: Communications, Research, Networks and Global Business Strategies at Guidepoint Global - a New York, USA headquartered primary research firm that provides investors and business decision makers with on-demand access to its worldwide network of experts on all fields of human endeavour.
And since October 2013, Wachuku has been doing selfless communications, branding and public affairs consultancy for Siemens Mexico in: healthcare, power generation, medical technology, communication systems, technology, industrial and buildings automation, lighting, railway vehicles, water treatment systems, home appliances, fire alarms and PLM software - as part of creating their public digital image in Mexico for more business and profit through communications, digital branding, CSR, engagement and public affairs: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siemens_Mexico
From Tuesday 11 November 2014, at the Jewish Atid Foundation and College at the Maguen David Center, in Mexico City: Mexico, Ugonna became a Theatre Professor plus Theatre Communications Lead Director; including workshops, public relations, branding, media and special events plus creative script writing for drama, video production and theatrical presentations, etc. Wachuku wrote, rehearsed and directed staged drama and theatre presentations - such as: Pillars of Education, Humanity United as One, Different Colours, Traditions Around the World, A Long Way Home and The World is in Our Hands. Also, note Wachuku's creative authorship of Different Colours, One People theatrical in entertainment and educational communications for the Habima Theatre Festival: http://www.cdi.org.mx/noticias/265-xxiv-festival-de-teatro-habima2/3024-diferentes-colores-un-pueblo + http://www.cdi.org.mx/noticias/3471-diferentes-colores-un-pueblo This service ended in June to August 2015 range.
And subsequently, Ugonna was in Geoffrey Onyeama transition from September 2015; and practically started serving from February 2016, as Global Communications Adviser to the Honourable Minister for Foreign Affairs of Nigeria: His Excellency: Geoffrey Onyeama: https://twitter.com/GeoffreyOnyeama + http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geoffrey_Onyeama - working globally from Mexico City: DF: Mexico. Role: Proactively, creatively and relevantly utilizing world-class communications platforms, advising and acting on public engagement, communications trends, poverty reduction, diplomacy, justice, human rights, good governance, United Nations, SDGs: Sustainable Development Goals, projects, world wide web, systems technology, research, programs, digital copyright affairs, media outreach, public relations, digital competitive analysis, mobile and biosemiotics communications – aesthetics, meaning, message targeting, interpretation, stylistics and branding through excellent RBM: Results Based Management. Tasks: 1: Proactive public engagement, research, public information content creation, writing, editing, images, visuals, branding and handling of communications technologies plus relevant social systems, diplomatic programs and project management to outstanding global standards on: digital communications coordination, social media communications engagement, electronic data usability, text and media articles, ommunications coaching, media relations outreach, audio and radio communications, mobile communications, video and television communications, speech communications, information documentation, digital feedback management, reports, updates and public affairs, world wide web sites monitoring, government relations, NGOs: Non-Governmental Organizations relations and cisis communications, etc. 2: Harnessing Emerging Public Engagement, Research and Communications trends on: Technologies, Poverty Reduction, United Nations, Global Goals, Africa, SDGs, Nigeria, World, Commonwealth, Foreign Affairs, Latin America, North America, Europe, Oceania, Asia, Caribbean, Digital, Media, Diplomacy, Economy, Security, Good Governance, Human Rights, Justice, Development, Branding, Sustainability, Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations, Corporate Affairs and other public engagement, research, communications, media relations and information technologies duties that may be assigned by the HMFA: Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, etc.
[C] Ugonna Wachuku: 2008 - 2018: Mexico City: Mexico / Geneva: Switzerland