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Dr Charity Ngozi Onyishi is a Senior Lecturer at the State University of Medical and Applied Sciences, Igbo-Eno, Enugu state, Nigeria. She holds a B.Sc in Sociology and Anthropology, M.Sc and Ph.D in Social Development Studies from the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Charity has previously worked with Enugu State University of Science and Technology as a part-time lecturer. She was also a lecturer at Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic Unwana, Ebonyi State, Nigeria. She is a member of Nigeria Anthropological and Sociological Practitioners Association (NASA). Charity has published book chapters and, journal articles in both local and international high-impact factor journals. She has also attended many research training workshops and conferences both within and outside her country. Her research interest focuses on rural communities’ livelihood, empowerment and survival strategies, sustainable rural agriculture, community health and, mixed-method research. As a researcher interested in investigating rural livelihoods and the informal sector, Charity leverage quantitative and qualitative data to learn more about social, cultural, economic, political, and other environmental factors impacting on livelihood in rural communities. Here is the link to Charity’s work: https://scholar.google.com/citations?authuser=2&user=WiiewK4AAAAJ

Personal email address: charityonyishi@gmail.com

Institutional email address: charity.onyishi@sumas.edu.ng

2013-2019 PhD in Sociology( Social Development Studies) University of Nigeria, Nsukka
2009-2012 M.Sc Sociology(Social Development Studies) University of Nigeria, Nsukka October
2001 – 2006 BSc(Sociology/Anthropology) 2ndClass Upper Division University of Nigeria, Nsukka
1994 –2000 West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination Urban Girls Secondary School Nsukka.
1988 – 1994 First School Leaving Certificate Umakashi/Achalla Joint Primary School, Nsukka

1 Odii, A., Ezema, G. U., Ugwu, G. O., Bisi-Onyemaechi, A., Enebe, N. O., Onyishi, C. N., … & Onwujekwe, O. (2023). Using Digital Technologies to Strengthen Routine Immunization Data in Enugu, Nigeria: A Qualitative Study of Stakeholders’ Perceptions of Open Data Kit. Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice, 26, 29-37. Journal
2 Nwachukwu, S., Agu, S. & Onyishi, C.N. (2023). Social Change and African Condition: Thematic Exploration and Theoretical Exposition. In Rajendra Baikady, S.M. Sajid, Varoshini Nadesan, Jaroslaw Przeperski,Rezaul Islam&JianguoGao(Eds.) The Palgrave Handbook of Gloal
Social Change. Cham: Springer International Publishing. Book Chapter
3 Tanjitpiyanond, P., Jetten, J., Peters, K., Ashokkumar, A., Barry, O., Billet, M., Onyishi C. N….&Yeung, V. W. L.(2023). A 32‐society investigation of the influence of perceived economic inequality on social class stereotyping. European Journal of Social Psychology, 53(2), 367-382. Journal Article
4 Ugwu, G. O., Ezema, G. U., Okeke, C. C., Odii, A., Bisi-Onyemaechi, A., Mbachu, C. O.,Onyishi, C. N., … & Onwujekwe, O. (2023). Electronic Capture and Transmission of Routine Immunization Data Using Open Data Kit (ODK): A Pilot Study in Selected PHCs in Enugu, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice, 26, 47-55. Journal Article
5 Onyishi, C.N.& Obetta, A. E. (2022). Mixed Method Survey of Loan Default in Rural Community Based Organizations’ Credit and Savings Scheme in Enugu State, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Social Sciences 18(1), 80-100 Journal Article
6 Onyishi, C. N., Igbo, E. U. M., & Uwakwe, E. E. (2021). Surviving amidst barriers: Community based organizations and rural farmers’ access to informal credit in Southeast Nigeria. Local Development & Society Journal Article
7 Onyishi,C. N. (2021). Mixed method survey of vegetable farming and rural farmers’ livelihood in Enugu State, Nigeria. Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development in the Tropics and Subtropics(JARTS),122(2),279- 288. Journal Article
8 Onyishi, C. N & Onyishi, I. E. (2019). Operating environment and entrepreneurship in Nigeria. In C. N. Ogonu & B. C. Okpukpara (Eds.),Sustainable business development and management(pp.125-142).Nsukka: Centre for Entrepreneurship and Development Research. Book Chapter
9 Onyishi, I. E., Ugwu, F. O., Onyishi, C. N., &Okwueze, F. O. (2018). Job demands and psychological well-being among mid-career academics: Moderating role of occupational self-efficacy and job social support. Journal of Psychology in Africa, 28(4), 267-272. Journal Article
10 Sznycer,D.,Xygalatas,D.,Alami,S.,An,X.-F.,Ananyeva,K. I.,Fukushima, S., Hitokoto, H., Kharitonov, A. N., Koster, J. M., Onyishi, C.N., Onyishi, I. E., Romero, P. P., Takemura, K., Zhuang, J.-Y., Cosmides,L., & Tooby, J. (2018). Cross-cultural invariances in the architecture of shame. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Journal Article
11 Sznycer,D.,Xygalatas,D.,Alami,S.,An,X.-F.,Ananyeva,K. I.,Fukushima, S., Hitokoto, H., Kharitonov, A. N., Koster, J. M., Onyishi, C.N.,Onyishi,I.E.,Romero,P.P.,Takemura,K., Zhuang,J.-Y.,Cosmides, L.,&Tooby,J. (2018).Invariances in the architecture of pride across small- scale societies. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Journal Article
12 Onyishi, C. N. (2015). Appropriate empowerment strategies for ruralwomenfamersinNigeria.ProceedingsoftheInternationalConferenceonHarnessingDiversityforSustainable Development. Nsukka. Faculty of the Social Sciences, University of Nigeria. Conference Proceedings
13 Ugwu, F. O., Ugwu, C. & Onyishi, C. N. (2013). Stealing to get ahead: Social Anxiety and some contextual variables as predictors of academic dishonesty among Nigerian university undergraduates. Nigerian Journal of Psychological Research,9,1 Journal Article
14 Onyishi,C.N.(2014).Economic empowerment and women’s participation in development processes: a study of Nsukka community in Enugu State, Nigeria.InternationalJournalofMarketingandTechnology,4(1),18-34 Journal Article
15 Onyishi, C. N. (2021). Globalisation and resilience of local systems in non-western setting: The ontological foundation sustaining communalism in Igbo rural communities. A paper presented at the3rdNationalConference organized by the School of General and Basic Studies, Akanu Ibiam Federal polytechnic Unwana, October, 6-8, 2021 Conference
16 Onyishi,C.N.(2019).The role community-based organizations in promoting farmers’ access to informal credit in rural communities in Nsukka zone of Enugu State. A paper presented at the International Conference organized by the Faculty of the Social Sciences, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, July9-11, 2019 Conference Paper
17 Onyishi, C. N. (2015). Increasing access to information and effective communication as a panacea for accelerated rural development. Paper presented atthe20th National Conference of the National Association of Teachers of English Language,October7-10,2015atAkanuIbiam Federal Polytechnic, Unwana. Conference

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Resource person for young women empowerment, training and capacity building
Training young women on empowerment self defense (ESD) and reproductive health