WASIU ALIMI'S BIO
I'm Alimi, Wasiu Adigun a native of Ile-Ogbo in Aiyedire Local Government Area of Osun State, South West Nigeria. I started my early life here before relocating to Lagos State with my family in the early '90s.
I earned my BSc. degree from the Department of Botany (Environmental Botany & Palynology), University of Lagos and I also had professional trainings in Business Process Outsourcing and Information Communication and Technology from other institutions of repute in Lagos State. I am currently registered as a postgraduate student in the Department of Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ibadan under the MSc (G.I.S) programme.
I have been actively involved in environmental activities since 2009 and I have worked with various organizations and NGO in promoting the health and productivity of our environment. My recent engagement is with Nature Protection and Environmental improvement Initiatives (NAPEIIN), Lagos State and as a Youth Corps Volunteer member for NYSC/MDGs community development service group engaging upper primary school and lower secondary school students in activities that ensure environmental sustainability. I have also attended conferences, seminars and workshops on environmental issues notable amongt them is the African Mayoral Climate Change Declaration for West Africa(Pre-COP 17 congress) organized by the Lagos State Government in 2011.
In addition to all this, I like doing research, networking and business and for relaxation I enjoy listening to RNB, watching movies, reading personal development materials and surfing the internet.
My future aspiration is to be a social entrepreneur and an environmental consultant.
Hello, my name is Abiodun Ayooluwa Areola, I am a native of Aiyedun in Ekiti State, Nigeria. I grew up in Ibadan city of Oyo state. I earned my B.Sc. Geography at the University of Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria and proceeded to the University of Ibadan for a professional masters in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). I also obtained an academic masters in Environmental Science at the University of Botswana, Botswana. I currently work as a lecturer in the Department of Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. I am registered as a Professional Natural Scientist by the South African Council of Natural Scientists Profession.
My work experience in the field of Environmental science and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is evident in Botswana, South Africa as well as Nigeria. Basically my career goal is to be an expertise in my field of profession not only locally but internationally fostering mitigation measures on prevailing environmental problems using advanced geospatial technologies.
My free time is spent listening to news, playing Lawn tennis, swimming and making friends of like minds
ABOUT OUR RESEARCH
The title of our research Topic is: THE USE OF GIS TECHNOLOGIES IN INVESTIGATING CLIMATIC AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACT OF LOGGING IN ONIGAMBARI FOREST RESERVE, IBADAN SOUTHWEST NIGERIA WITH A VIEW OF ENHANCING THE PARTICIPATION OF WOMEN IN CLIMATE CHANGE AND FOOD SECURITY.
The productivity and well being of people depend largely on socio-economic and climatic balance. Globally, people depend on forest/forest resources for their livelihood, this brings about deforestation. When trees and plants are destroyed, the amount of carbon dioxide in the air increases due to lack of sufficient forest cover to keep the carbon dioxide levels in check. Such increases in carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere lead to an increase in temperature, and eventually a change in climate and weather.
What we intend to do is to bring to people's awareness the ways in which logging contribute to climate change and food insecurity using GIS technologies. Food security exists when all people have sufficient food in terms of quantity, quality and diversity to ensure a healthy and active life without risk of loss of such access. Although agriculture is facing lots of climate hazards, but with proper measure productivity and yields can be enhanced which will in the long term ensure food availability.
This awareness we hope will incite the three generations of female participants considered in the outreach program of this research in taking proactive steps that will enhance their participation in issues of climate change and food security. This is because In many developing countries, women are not only victims of climate change; they are also effective agents of change in relation to adaptation, mitigation and disaster reduction strategies.
The aim of this study is to investigate women participation in climate change and food security by providing relevant spatial information on logging activities in the study area and how it affects climate change and food security using a GIS approach.