HOD's Profile

Name: Busuyi Olasina AGBEJA
Academic and Professional Qualifications :
Ph.D. (Ibadan) Forest Policy and Economics;
Dip. (Finland) International Environmental Law and Diplomacy;
Dip. (Rotterdam) Urban Management Tools for Climate Change
Academic Status: Professor
Areas of Specialization: Forest Policy, Law and Administration
Contact
Office: Department of Social and Environmental Forestry
University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Tel: +234 8055068312; +234 7031168377
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]
Professor Busuyi Olasina AGBEJA is the Pioneer Head of Department of Social and Environmental Forestry. He was born in Ilesa West Local Government Area of Osun State, Nigeria. He had his primary and secondary School at Ilesa. He was admitted into the Department of Forest Resources Management, University of Ibadan, Nigeria in 1984. He graduated with B.Sc. (Forest Resources Management); M.Sc. (Forest Economics and Management); and Ph.D. (Forest Policy and Economics) in 1989, 1994 and 1999, respectively. He was a recipient of Dr. (Chief) Lawrence Omole’s Foundation Scholarship for his M.Sc. Programme in 1994 and a prestigious African Academy of Science (AAS) Grant for his Ph.D. Programme in 1999. He was also a recipient of the following grants and fellowships: M. K. O. Abiola Travel Grant for Postgraduate Teacher; University of Ibadan Senate Research Grant for Individual Research; The African Forest Research Network (AFORNET) Grant as a Principal Investigator in Nigeria, Ghana and Niger Republic; The African Forest Research Network (AFORNET) Grant as a Collaborator in Nigeria, Ghana and Cameroon; International Foundation for Science (1FS) Grant; The African Forest Research Network (AFORNET) Grant as a Principal Investigator in Nigeria and Ghana; INTERCOOPERATION Sponsorship by Governments of Indonesia and Switzerland to participate in the Workshop and Conference of United Nations Forest Forum in Interlaken and Geneva; Postgraduate School, University of Ibadan Subsidy to undergo a short Training in International Environmental Law-Making and Diplomacy Course in University of Kwazulu Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa; African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) Sponsorship; University of Ibadan Financial Assistance to Undergo a Short Training in Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Postgraduate Teacher’s Conference Grants in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2012, respectively. He was also a recipient of TETFUND Grant in 2016. Professor Agbeja began his lecturing career as an Assistant Lecturer in the erstwhile Department of Forest Resources Management on 04 June, 1997. He was upgraded to Lecturer II on 27 July 1999 after he obtained his Ph.D. Degree. He was promoted Lecturer 1, Senior Lecturer, Reader and Professor in 2002, 2005, 2008 and 2011, respectively. In quest of knowledge in International Environmental Law and Tools for Climate Change, Professor B.O. Agbeja obtained Diploma in International Environmental Law-Making and Diplomacy, University of Joensuu, Finland and Diploma in Urban Management Tools for Climate Change, IHS, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands in July 2006 and June 2012, respectively. Professor Agbeja was the last Head of Department of the erstwhile Department of Forest Resources Management. He served from 01 August, 2012 to 31 July, 2017. He has worked in various capacities in the Department of Forest Resources Management; Former Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry; new Department of Social and Environmental Forestry and the entire University of Ibadan, Nigeria as follows: Current Head of Department(HOD) of Social and Environmental Forestry; Coordinator, Practical Year Training Programme (PYTP) and Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) from Year 2000 to 2008 with remarkable achievements; Member, former Department of Forest Resources Management Postgraduate Committee; Secretary to former Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry Newsletter Publications; Member, former Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry Finance Committee; Member, former
Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry Curriculum Development Committee; Member, Teaching and Research Farm Committee; Member of Congregation; Member of Senate; Quality Assurance Officer for the former Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry; Representative, Senior Staff Appointments and Promotions Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources; and Chairman, Postgraduate Committee, Department of Social and Environmental Forestry. Professor Agbeja has attended several conferences and workshops within and outside Nigeria. Some of the countries travelled to for acquisition of knowledge outside Nigeria are USA, Canada, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Switzerland, South Africa, Czech Republic, India, Kenya, Malawi, Senegal, Ghana, Niger Republic, Benin Republic, Sierra Leone and Cameroun. To date, Professor Agbeja has more than 90 publications to his credit in Learned Journals, Chapters in Books, Refereed Conference Proceedings and Technical Reports. Professor Agbeja teaches courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in Forest Economics (SEF 315); Resource Policy, Law and Administration (SEF 514); Special Projects (SEF 520); Organising Research in Renewable Natural Resources (SEF 712); Forest Policy Systems and Planning (SEF 741); and Agroforestry and Economic Development (SEF 714). Professor Agbeja has successfully supervised and completed 25 B.Sc. Projects; 26 M.Sc. Dissertations; 1 M.Phil. Thesis; and 8 Ph.D. Theses. He is currently supervising 2 B.Sc. projects; 2 M.Sc. Dissertations and 2 Ph.D. Theses. Professor Agbeja promotes conducive environment for learning and acquisition of knowledge. During his tenure as the HOD of the former Department of Forest Resources Management with the financial support of the University Management and donations from a few organisations from 01 August, 2012 to 31 July, 2017, the following were accomplished:

 Construction of Tree Club Park complemented with Coca-Cola outfit in 2013;

 Purchase of State-of Art equipment for Forest Biometrics and Remote Sensing/Geographic Information System Unit in 2013;

 Construction of Students’ Entrepreneurial Tree Seedling Projects in 2013;

 Establishment of 10 Hectares Teak and Terminalia Plantation at Ileogbo, Osun State in 2013;

 Purchase of new equipment, tools, desktops for teaching and research in the Wood Workshop of the Wood Science and Fibre Unit and Reading Room in 2014;

 Purchase of new equipment and tools for Forest Biology and Silviculture in 2014;

 Philanthropist’s donation of Projectors and Screens for teaching in the large and small lecture rooms complemented with Air Conditioners in 2014;  Construction of Wood Workshop Showroom in 2014;

 Full Accreditation of our Forestry Programme by NUC in 2014;

 Celebration of 50th Anniversary of the Department of Forest Resources Management in 2014;

 Appointment of three academic members of staff in 2015/2016 session;

 Purchase of Wood-Mizer (Mobile Sawmill) in 2015;

 Receipt of multi-million naira donation of 40 Dell Desktop computers from NUC in 2016;

 Promotion of virtually all academic and non-teaching members of staff;

 Approval of the splitting of the erstwhile Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry by NUC in 2016 into two, namely: (i) Faculty of Agriculture and (ii) Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources. In the same vein, the erstwhile Department of Forest Resources Management was split into two, namely: (i) Department of Social and Environmental Forestry and (ii Department of Forest Production and Products;

 Forty Six (46) Ph.D. graduates were produced;

 Memorandum of Understanding for Ikoyi Osun Private Forest Reserve was officially signed for Practical Year Training Programme in 2017; and

 Renovation of Seminar Room and Professor Okali Laboratory in 2017 Professor Agbeja is the Current President, Commonwealth Forestry Association (CFA), Nigeria Chapter. He also belongs to the following professional affiliates and learned societies: Member, Commonwealth Forestry Association (CFA); Member, African Academy of Sciences (AAS); Member, African Forest Research Network (AFORNET); Member, International Foundation for Science (IFS); Member, African Network for Agroforestry and Natural Resources Education (ANAFE); Member, International Society of Ecological Economics (ISEE); Member, Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF); Member, Ecological Society of Nigeria (ECOSON); Member, African Economic Research Consortium (AERC); Member, Forests and Forest Products Society (FFPS); and Member, African Forest Forum (AFF).

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