Chioma Ume

Amplify Challenge Manager, IDEO

Chioma is the Amplify Challenge manager at IDEO, where she stewards the strategy and execution of the Amplify challenges and guides participants through the collaborative human-centered design process.

Passionate about empowering people to improve their lives, prior to joining the IDEO family Chioma managed international development projects for the Canadian Bar Association. Her work focused on access to justice, legal aid, public legal education and rule of law. She’s lived and worked in Dar es Salaam, Singapore and Vientiane. In another life, she was both a corporate and criminal defense attorney in Toronto, Canada (at different times!).

Chioma holds a law degree from the University of Western Ontario and an Honours Bachelors of Arts and Science from McMaster University.

Authored Content

  • Jan 29 2016
    Blog Post Unlocking Urban Resilience Through Innovative Partnerships For the first time in history, more than half of the world’s population lives in cities—a figure that is expected to reach 65 percent by 2045. According to UN-Habitat, approximately one third of the urban population in the developing world resides in slum communities. This figure jumps to more than 60 percent in African cities. […] Chioma Ume, Rurik Marsden, Samuel Carter