NEST’s director, Nwajiuba becomes FUNAI VC
THE Executive Director of Ibadan-based Nigerian Environmental Study Action Team (NEST), Chinedum Nwajiuba has been appointed as the Vice Chancellor of the Federal University Ndufu-Alike Ikwo (FUNAI), Ebonyi State.
Until his new appointment, Nwajiuba, a Professor of Agricultural Economics and has been Dean of the School of Postgraduate Studies at the Imo State University. He has three degrees in Agricultural Economics including B. Agric. (1986) and M.Sc. (1989) all from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria) and Ph.D from the University of Hohenheim, Germany (1994) in addition to M.Sc. in Development Economics from the Imo State University Owerri (2007).
Previously, he was Head, Department of Agricultural Economics, Director, Information and Communication Technology, and Director of Academic Planning at the Imo State University. He is widely published locally and internationally, and has been Research Fellow at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Ibadan, the University of Hohenheim, Germany among others.
He was Project Coordinator of the Building Nigeria’s Response to Climate Change (BNRCC), a Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)-funded initiative collaborating with the Department of Climate Change of the Federal Ministry of Environment, Nigeria, in developing a National Adaptation Strategy and Plan of Action on Climate Change in Nigeria (NASPA-CCN). He has served the Niger Delta Panel of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) on the remediation and rehabilitation of oil spill sites in the Niger Delta.