Professor Olanike Kudirat Adeyemo, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Innovation and Strategic Partnerships), University of Ibadan, has been invited to join the Expert Group of the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy.
This was disclosed in a post on Facebook by the University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Idowu Olayinka.
Consisting of experienced researchers and policy analysts from around the world, the expert group provides and reviews relevant research and scientific input, and proposes practical solutions to the questions and challenges raised by the High Level Panel.
It also contributes to and helps review the Panel’s final report, associated sub-report Blue Papers, and other documents.
Meanwhile, the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy is a unique group of world leaders from around the globe committed to developing, catalyzing and supporting solutions for Ocean health and wealth in policy, governance, technology and finance; with the goal to advance a new contract between humanity and the sea that protects the Ocean and optimizes its value to humankind.
By focusing on the protection of, production from, and investment in the Ocean, the Panel demonstrates how transitioning to a Sustainable Ocean Economy is critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals related to hunger, health, jobs, energy, sustainable communities and global partnerships.
According to the Vice-Chancellor’s post, the Panel which enjoys support from the United Nations Secretary General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean consists of 14 Heads of Government from Australia, Canada, Chile, Fiji, Ghana, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Namibia, Norway, Mexico, Palau, and Portugal.
“This is a well deserved honour and recognition for the DVC and we are exceedingly proud of her,” he added.
Professor Adeyemo who is the pioneer Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Innovation and Strategic Partnerships) also boasts of the pioneering role as the first female in the field of Aquatic Veterinary Medicine in any Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Nigeria.
She has about 96 publications to her credit and has obtained funding/awards towards research and professional development from MASHAV, USDA/USAID, Schlumberger Foundation, USA; among others.