Innocent E Azih holds a Bachelor of Agriculture in Crop Production of the University of Agriculture Makurdi, a Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Agricultural Economics of the University of Nigeria. […]
Innocent E Azih holds a Bachelor of Agriculture in Crop Production of the University of Agriculture Makurdi, a Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Agricultural Economics of the University of Nigeria. He is a Climate Impact Strategist, Agricultural and natural resource development expert. A multidisciplinary Consultant on international and local economic and development issues, he has wide experience in research, policy as well as value chain development and advocacy. He has been working in the climate change and resilience space since 2015 and is the Co-founding Director and Chief Operating Officer of Eko Carbon Exchange, an emission reduction and mitigation company and a Voluntary Carbon Market player. He has been develop mobilising the mitigation co-benefits for low-carbon projects through the emission offset market. He is also the Founder, Center for Agriculture and Climate Change (CACC). Currently undergoing PhD studies on Interdisciplinary Policy at Walden University, USA, he was a Senior Manager at the Nigerian Economic Summit.
He has over 20 years’ specific experience in agricultural, sustainability and renewable resource development and policy advocacy, including five (5) years in climate change (adaptation and mitigation) projects development. He was Consultant to several international organisations and projects including UNREDD+, FAO/IFAD (Value Chain Development Programme), Oxfam, DFID/GEMS, TrustAfrica, ECOWAS, etc. His advocacy experience includes hosting side-events at UN-Climate Conferences (COP21 and COP 25), and convener/ host of Nigeria Agricultural Summits for seven years. He was the Country Contact Person for the Nigeria Local Network of the United Nations Global Compact, and a former Africa Representative of the UN Global Compact Local Networks Advisory Group.