Tolulope M. DARAMOLA (Executive Director)

Tolulope is currently a visiting research fellow at the University of Washington, Seattle WA in the United States. He obtained his bachelor's degree in forestry and wood technology at the Federal University of Technology Akure, Nigeria and Masters Degree in Global Change Management at Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development, Germany. 

Tolulope has five years of extensive work experience in Europe, North America and Africa in leadership and management capacity on forest and environmental management. He presently serves on the Governing Council of the Commonwealth Forestry Association (CFA) Scotland and He's a member on board directors of the Major Groups Partnership on Forest (MGPoF) - a steering committee for the major groups initiatives of the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF).



Julius B. ADEWOPO (Programme Director)

Julius has acquired 5 years of post-graduate experience that encompass community development, team building, and research implementation. He obtained his bachelors degree in Forestry with honors at Federal University of Technology Akure, Nigeria in 2006, and completed his Masters degree in Forest Resources at the University of Arkansas, U.S.A in 2010. He is currently a Doctoral candidate at the University of Florida and a Focal Point with United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). He has profound interests in addressing forest resource management through the application of sound scientific tools, including geospatial and remote sensing techniques.

He has participated and contributed in several international processes focused on developing stakeholder-driven solutions for sustainable forest management. This includes his active and ongoing involvement with Multi-stakeholder Group Initiative (MGI) of United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF), and collaboration with Commonwealth Forestry Association (CFA) and International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO). Furthermore, Julius has honed his administrative and management skills through high-profiled trainings such as Conservation Leaders for Tomorrow (CLFT) in U.S. and UNICEF Peer Educator Trainers' Program in Nigeria. 


Uyi ASEMOTA (Technical Director)

Uyi Asemota obtained his bachelor’s degree in forestry and wood technology from the Federal University of Technology Akure Nigeria. His prowess in the use of Various GIS, Remote Sensing and several scientific Analysis tools has seen him been part of several high profile team on forest resource assesment and environmental analysis working groups in the Nigeria government.

Uyi is currently the CEO and Managing Partner of “Asemed International”, an Abuja based Geo-services, Information Technology, Agro allied consulting and training firm where he is building capacity in training and re-training of personnel in the field of GIS and Remote Sensing as well as general IT trainings, website design and software development. Uyi will commence his Master’s program in Bio-Economy and Natural Resources Management at the University of Eastern Finland in the fall 2013.


Peter A.B LANSANA (West Africa Director) 
Peter has ten years’ experience in civic education and human rights promotion in a post conflict country.  He holds a Master Degree in International Cooperation and Development from the European Institute of Advance Studies (IUSS) University of Pavia, Italy. He has worked for several years in collaboration with institutions in the promotion of a society that upholds the fundamental dignity of the human being, regardless of race, sex or religion and the environment in which we live in. An experienced civil society activist, Peter has strong interest in human rights protection, environmental protection and youth participation in international and national development.
A Development practitioner with wealth of knowledge in international cooperation, national and international development, Peter is a member of the Shared Development Consulting Group (SDCG aisbl) and the assistant thematic leader of the civil society component of the group. Peter is strongly committed to conduct social research, Poverty alleviation activities, facilitate civil society engagement with state actors and lead teams to achieve common set objectives. 


David M. MULBAH, Jr (East Africa Director)

David obtained his bachelor’s degree in biology from the Cuttington University, Liberia and currently pursuing a master’s degree in Climate Change and Sustainable Development at the University of Nairobi in Kenya. David has acquired diverse experience in environmental conservation and climate change mitigation in Africa and the United States.

Over the last six years, He's been dedicated to working in the environmental sector in Kenya, Liberia and Guinea. He worked as a research assistant at the Center for Biodiversity Research (CBR) and served as a field officer for the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in Liberia where he worked on the livelihood and landscape pilot-projects. He also worked for the Fauna and Flora International (FFI) in Liberia as a botanical field consultant where he assisted in the conduct of botanical inventory. David later joined the Environmental Foundation for Africa (EFA) in Liberia as an Environmental Extension Officer, a post he maintained until he left Liberia for Kenya in early 2012. David is a founding member and serve on the board of Groundwork Environmental Initiatives in Kenya.



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