Achenyo Idachaba-Obaro is the Founder of MitiMeth, an award-winning Artisan Social Enterprise building livelihoods through the transformation of invasive aquatic weeds and agricultural residues. MitiMeth makes eco-friendly home décor and lifestyle products and has trained over 700 women from communities across Nigeria and Ghana.
Before founding MitiMeth, Achenyo worked for ExxonMobil. She has a B.Sc. in Computer Science and Economics and an M.S. in Applied Computer Science. She also holds an M.B.A and sits on the Board of several organizations.
Achenyo is listed amongst the 2023 Leading Ladies Africa’s 100 Most Inspiring Women in Nigeria. She is a 2023 MIT Legatum Foundry Fellow, one of YNaija and Leading Ladies Africa’s 2017 100 Most Inspiring Women in Nigeria, a 2017 Vital Voices VV Lead Fellow, a 2015 Tony Elumelu Foundation Fellow, a 2014 Cartier Women’s Initiative Fellow and a 2013 YouWIN Awardee. She has been featured on BBC, Deutsche Welle TV, CNN’s African Start-Up, and Google Africa’s International Women’s Day Campaign. Achenyo has presented at TEDWomen and her talk has over 1.8 million views. Her work at MitiMeth was featured in a 2018 UN Environment Program publication on “Exploring the Potential for Adopting Alternative Materials to Reduce Marine Plastic Litter.”