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Aisha Udochi

PhD Student at Howard University

Aisha Udochi is an Africa-China researcher and doctoral student in Economics at Howard University, concentrating in growth and development theory. She is also the founder of Dao Fei Consults LLC, a business development and research consultancy firm for micro, small, and medium sized enterprises (MSMEs). Her most recent work involved field research on Chinese involvement in Nigeria’s shoe manufacturing industry where she examined the role of foreign direct investment and knowledge transfer in facilitating local development. Recognized for her work on formalizing and growing indigenous microenterprises, in 2020 she served as Special Advisor to the Small and Medium Sized Enterprises Commissioner for Abia State where she led a redesign of the state’s industrialization strategy.

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