Nnaemeka Oruh graduated top of his class from the English Studies Department of the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Thereafter, he committed the entirety of his writing and work to fighting for social justice especially gender-based violence and the empowerment of women. During this period, he served as the Secretary of the Women in Peace and Security Network(WPSN) Rivers State; Secretary of the Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme’s(NSRP) Observatory Steering Committee on Violence Against Women and Girls in Rivers State. Nnaemeka worked with the Gender and Development Action (GADA), Port Harcourt, first as the Strategy, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer for their Port Harcourt office, and as the Programme Officer for their Bayelsa Office. In 2015, he was nominated as one of the Champions of the 2015 International Women’s Day by the British Council.
In 2019, following the inauguration of the 9th Assembly and the launch of the GLOBE-UNEP-GEF project “GLOBE Legislators Advancing REDD+ and Natural Capital Governance Towards the Delivery of the 2030 Agenda”, he was recruited by Global Legislators Organization for a Balanced Environment(GLOBE) International, a not-for-profit organisation in 100 countries galvanizing legislators to legislate for sustainable development, climate change, biodiversity governance, and disaster-risk reduction, to serve as the National Communications Officer of their Nigerian office.
Nnaemeka is currently the National Coordinator of GLOBE Nigeria and the Focal Point Administrator of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s informal Parliamentary Constituency— GLOBE International is the Focal Point. He is also a Senior Policy Analyst— Climate Change for the Society for Planet and Prosperity.
He was part of the team that drafted Nigeria’s Climate Change Act and served as Secretary of the Technical Review Team of the Climate Change Bill appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila.