Halima Bawa-Bwari has a Master’s Degree in Zoology. She has worked with the Federal Ministry of Environment since the early 90s as an Environmental Scientist. Over the years, she has had working experiences covering Nature Conservation and Management, Industrial Compliance Monitoring and Biosafety Management.
She coordinated the Guinea Current Large Marine Ecosystem (GCLME) project, she was the National Focal Point for the Abidjan Convention, RAMSAR Convention on Wetlands, Convention on Biological Diversity’s (CBD) Coastal and Marine Biodiversity and the Global Taxonomy Initiative.
Currently, she is the Deputy Director for Vulnerability and Adaptation in the Climate Change Department. Her work covers being a negotiator for Nigeria on Climate Change Adaptation issues. She also handles Coastal Resilience, Lake Chad Basin Climate Change Resilience and Climate Finance issues including the Green Climate Fund and the Green Bonds, amongst others.
Away from work, she likes sightseeing, meeting people, reading, creative writing, counseling and volunteering but most of all, she loves spending time with family……