|Name: AJEWOLE OPEYEMI ISAAC
Academic and Professional Qualifications :
Academic Status: Professor
I have over 20 years’ experience in teaching, research and consultancy in renewable natural resource economics and environmental management. I was a consultant Forest Economist with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Rome, Italy, where I carried out study on the Trends in Forest Charges and Government Expenditure on Forestry in Africa in 2002. I was also a Consultant National Expert to the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), Yokohama, Japan on the “Promotion of Intra African Trade in Timber and Timber Products” in 2009. I consulted for the National Fadama Development Office, Abuja, Nigeria in 2007 when I participated in the review of the Local Development Plans for Fadama Users Association; in 2009 on Performance Indicators and Updating of the Monitoring Format for Fadama II-GEF, in 2010 on “Beneficiaries’ Impact Assessment of Fadama II-GEF Project and in 2011 on Implementation Completion Review (ICR) of Fadama II-GEF. I was part of the teams that conducted training on Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) organized by the Federal Ministry of Environment Abuja for resource personnel in the Local Economic Empowerment Management Project (LEEMP) and Community and Social Development Project in 2006 and 2010 respectively. In addition, I was also one of the scientists that carried out a study on the ‘Impact of Charcoal Production on Biodiversity in Selected Countries of West Africa’. A study conducted for Africa Forest Network (AFORNET),Kenya.
In 2013, I prepared a training manual on the Economics of Integrated Fish - Rice and Poultry Production and also carried out a study on the Socio-Economics of Sustainable Integrated Aquaculture Development: Fish cum Rice and Pigs Production in Nigeria. The study was conducted under Poverty Eradication and Grassroots Empowerment through Sustainable Integrated Aquaculture Development: Fish Cum Rice and Piggery Production Project for CORAF/WECARD, Dakar, Senegal. In 2016, I led a team of three to carry out the “Costing of Sustainable Forestry, Agroforestry and Biomass Energy in Rwanda, The study was conducted for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Rwanda Country Office. Kigali. In the same 2016, I carried out a study on Policies and other Issues Relating to the Nexus Food- Fuel-Fibre Production in the Context of Climate Change in West Africa for the African Forest Forum, Nairobi, Kenya.