I am..

First name / Last name

Cajetan Okeke

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About me

fields of expertise

sustainable waste management and plastic recycling. sustainable means of collecting recyclables from source, and recycling awareness among the youths. experienced also in developing segment educational contents

I´m constantly looking for

entrepreneurs who work on recycling, upcycling, energy. those enterpreneurs who are constantly searching for healthy and clean energy, innovative and sustainable.

My profile

Cajetan is a social entrepreneur who co-founded and manages “Alamonk Recyclers”, an innovative recycling company in Umuahia, Nigeria. He has over two years’ experience at Yubog Recycling centre, Ilorin, Nigeria. As a volunteer with DEAN initiative, he is the Abia state coordinator of the Nigeria Sustainable Development Goals’ SDG’s youth network. He aspires to be an expert in sustainable waste management and a lecturer of Philosophy. His career path was paved with a degree in philosophy from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and he is a graduate member of the Nigerian Institute of Management, (Chattered). He is currently studying for post graduate diploma in Education (PGDE) and has earned many online certificates, which include: Understanding Climate change, Sustainable Waste management in developing countries, management for a competitive age and Human Resources. Cajetan was born on October 23, 1985 and from early days; he developed an uncommon but admirable interest in the environment – especially sanitation and recycling. He has further translated his zeal into commitment, and passion into action. He is known in the local community for his innovations in gathering wastes for recycling and even hosting live radio talks where folks call in to discuss waste management and environmental protection. He co-founded the recycling company amidst setbacks which included finance, ignorance and perhaps apathy among greater populace. But, he has been able to surmount most of these so professionally and positively. These have earned him recognition and awards, prominent among them are a grant of 10 million Naira (about 50 thousand dollars) from the federal government of Nigeria under the platform of Youth Enterprise with Innovations in Nigeria, and his initiatives are recognized by the UK department for international development DFID, Abia state ministry of environment, Abia state SDG’s office and the Nigeria SDG’s youth network.