Daniel Newton Obaka, Ph.D.

President and Co-Founder

Global Integrated Education Volunteers Association (GIEVA)

Daniel Newton Obaka has been working for over 20 years in the nonprofit sector and over 25 years in the public sector.  He is the President/Co-Founder of the Global Integrated Education Volunteers Association (GIEVA) and served as Executive Director (2010-2022) with three offices in Nigeria.  

He designed an “Intergenerational Transmission of Transformative Value System Framework” to guide data-driven social impact projects. These include holistic education advising, with a strategic long-term mission to prepare and inspire the new generation of Nigerian youth to imbibe a self-reliant mindset. He also initiated a data gathering system to inspire data culture in Nigeria by creating data-centric projects including the Sustainable Transformative Education Program (STEP); CHOICES Clubs; UN-ECOSOC Virtual-side events; and the long-term strategic project: Educate and Empower 400 People Living with Disability project for Leadership. In a working relationship with the College Board, he manages SAT administration and facilitates Education Testing Services (ETS) to administer the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) in Nigeria. He worked with the Public Affairs Section (PAS), US Embassy, Nigeria (1999-2007) as Education Director (Educationusa), and designed the Educational Advising Center platform for mentoring Nigeria’s high school and university graduates to study in the United States. Received an “Education Test Service (ETS) Excellence Award” in 2000 for designing and building a functional One-man Education Advising Center (EAC) in the African Region. 

Lectured and mentored more than 20,000 students, assisted over 10,000 students to gain admission into 4-year colleges/universities, and secured over $3,500,000 in partial/full scholarships.