Nwamaka is currently a Dphil in International Development candidate at the University of Oxford with broad research interests in foreign direct investments, innovation, technology and industrialisation. She holds an Mphil in Development Studies from the University of Oxford; a Master’s in Development Management from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and a First class in Economics from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana.

Nwamaka previously worked at the Tony Elumelu Foundation, Nigeria where she led the Monitoring and Evaluation of the $100 million Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship programme. She also worked with the partnerships team of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), New York.

In 2017, she was selected for the British Council Future Leaders Connect Programme – a network of the top 50 emerging policy Leaders from across the world chosen from over 11,000 applications.