Restorative Economics centers the healing and restoration of vulnerable communities.
Restorative Economics practitioner, Nwamaka Agbo, brings a solutions-oriented approach to her project management consulting. With a background in organizing, electoral campaigns, policy and advocacy on racial, social and environmental justice issues, Nwamaka supports projects that build resilient, healthy and self-determined communities rooted in shared prosperity.
In addition to her consulting practice, Nwamaka is also a Senior Fellow at the Movement Strategy Center and a 2017 Fellow for the RSF Integrated Capital Fellowship Program. Nwamaka previously served as the Director of Programs at EcoDistricts leading Target Cities—a program to support 11 neighborhood-scale sustainable urban regeneration projects across North American committed to equitable economic development.
As the Director of Programs at Transform Finance, Nwamaka designed and launched the inaugural Transform Finance Institute for Social Justice leaders. The Institute was created to educate and train social justice community leaders about how to best leverage impact investments to deepen their social impact for transformative social change.
She currently serves as an Advisory Board Member to Oakland Rising Action and a Board Member to Thousand Currents, Center for Third World Organizing and the Schumacher Center for New Economics. She graduated from UC Davis with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and African American Studies and holds a Master’s of Public Administration specializing in Financial Management from San Francisco State University.
Nwamaka lives in Oakland with her husband, where she can be found geeking out on the latest sci-fi, Afrofuturism novels or cheering for the Golden State Warriors. She likes her bourbon neat and her sake chilled.
"Because of Nwamaka's capacity, commitment, and character, she is the ideal consultant for mission-critical projects where the stakes are high and failure is not an option. We trusted her to help shepherd a once-in-a-twenty year organizational leap and she absolutely delivered!"
—Zachary Norris, Executive Director, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
"Nwamaka is an extremely talented young activist-social entrepreneur—with a rare mix of skills that includes an unwavering commitment to equitable and innovative community development that brings together social impact financing and no nonsense change management.”
—Rob Bennett, CEO, EcoDistricts
"Solidago has been extremely fortunate to have partnered with Amaka on a number of projects that she has helped to organize and shepherd on our behalf. Amaka has demonstrated thought leadership as well as excellent project management on a complex project involving community based organizations and community governed capital. Amaka has been an incredible partner, allowing Solidago to leverage the deep trust the field has for Amaka, as we have moved together through a project that leads community organizers and social activists through a process of understanding financial markets and envisioning a way to leverage that understanding to their own movement building advantage."
—Jeff Rosen, CFO, Solidago Foundation