Yerima Peter Tarfa, PhD – THE DIRECTOR
Yerima Peter Tarfa, PhD is a foundation staff of the Department of Climate Change with over two decades as an experienced professional in climate change and sustainable development field with a focus on climate change adaptation, climate finance and negotiation. His expertise spans across policy development, project operations, bilateral and multilateral cooperation, capacity building and advocacy. Dr Tarfa chaired the Committee responsible for the development of “National Adaptation Strategy and Plan of Action for Climate Change in Nigeria (NASPA-CCN)” and also represented the Federal Ministry of Environment on the CIDA supported project “Building Nigeria’s Response to Climate Change (BNRCC) implemented by Nigeria Environmental Study Action Team (NEST). Dr Tarfa is a widely travelled person representing Nigeria, since 1995 in local, regional and international climate change meetings, workshops and negotiations. He represented Africa (2012 to 2016) on the Kyoto Protocol Adaptation Fund Board, and also chaired the Adaptation Fund Board. Dr Peter Tarfa holds a Bachelors degree, Masters degree and has recently acquired a PhD in Environmental Resources Management.