Mrs Iniobong Abiola-Awe holds a Professional Master’s Degree in Environmental Management in addition to her first and second Degrees in Zoology. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D in Environmental Sciences with a Research focus on Climate Change: Current issues & Policy Tools.
With a job history of over 18 years in the field of Environment, her work experience spans through government, private sector, NGO, and International organization.
Besides her core academic trainings, she has earned the following attainments among others-
- Fellow, Global Network of Leaders in Environment and Sustainable Development (LEAD)
- Alumnus of the prestigious United States International Visitors Leadership (IVLP) Program on Exploring Environmental Issues having been nominated as a result of her excellent career performance in the field of environment,
- Fellow, Korean International Cooperation Agency (KIOCA) on Waste Management Response to Climate Change,
- 2012 Honorary member, Korean Environmental Cooperation (K Eco)
- Team Lead, Green Nigeria Project on Climate Change Advocacy supported by the United States Young African Women Leaders Forum.
- Team Lead, Award Winning 2013 KIOCA supported Country Project
Prior to her posting to the Department of Climate Change, HQ, Abuja, She worked in the Lagos Zonal Office from the then FEPA to the present Ministry between 1996 – 2009, as a Compliance Monitoring / Enforcement Officer of National & International Environmental Laws & Standards for different sectors in line with the Ministry’s mandate. She also initiated the Desk Office of the Special Climate Change Unit, FMEnv, Lagos Office coordinating climate change activities at various levels within the South West Zone.
She has participated in a number of United Nations Forum on Climate Change Convention (UNFCCC) meetings in past years. With huge exposure through extensive travels, attending several National, Regional & international programs on climate change & environment issues, representing the Ministry at different levels.
Presently an Assistant Director, She heads the GHG / Mitigation Division of the Department of Climate Change.