Nse Umoh Esema is a Nigerian-American urban planner. She is a Program Manager, City and Practice Management supporting a number of 100RC’s African cities, specifically Accra, Paynesville, Durban, Lagos, Enugu, and Capetown, in building resilience.

She joined 100 Resilient Cities from the MIT Community Innovators Lab (CoLab), a center for urban planning and development at MIT. CoLab is focused on building self-determination for communities on the margins (low-income individuals, people of color, and communities on the periphery) and democratizing economies. As Program Director for Community Media Projects, Nse's work at MIT CoLab was focused on leveraging media-based tools and strategies for engaging in urban planning processes that advance these goals.

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