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WASD has built a strong network of researchers, policy makers, educators, consultants and employers from all parts of the world to exchange knowledge and experience and discuss current developments and challenges. This directory can be used to help find, support and collaborate with experts from the WASD network.

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Amos A. Oloyede

Acting Coordinator

Mr Amos A Oloyede is an Agronomy in the agronomy group of the Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria. He works extensively on the agronomy of Cocoa Kola, coffee and tea. He is the acting Coordinator of the National Cocoa Seed Garden Project of the Federal Government of Nigeria.


Development Practitioner

Olateju Olaboade Kumuyi is a development practitioner at Africa Regional Centre for Information Science, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

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Prof. Sonny Nwankwo


Prior to moving to Nigeria, Sonny Nwankwo was a Professor of Marketing and Director for Research and Enterprise within East London Business School, University of East London, UK. Chartered Marketer and developed his research specialism in consumer studies, more specifically, consumerism and strategic customer management under conditions of market failure.…

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Muzamil Abdelkarim

Managing Partner

Co-Founder & Managing partner of Blackstone Ventures, a unique hybrid of both a Venture Capital & Management Consulting Firm, that supports & services Startups, Social Enterprises, Social Innovation and Businesses.  …


Head of Station

Dr Rotimi R Ipinmoroti is an international scientist who completed his PhD on tea, followed by his post-doctoral fellowship programme in Japan under JIRCAS. He is the Head of Station, Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria, Uhomora, Edo State, Nigeria.…

Dr. Jayeoba   Cordelia Nwadinife


Dr Cordilia Nwadinife Jayeoba is a lecturer at the Federal University, Oye Ekiti, Nigeria, She obtained a PhD
degree in Food Chemistry at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Her areas of research interest are food processing
and preservation, cereal technology and food safety

Dr. Esther O. Adegbite

Associate Professor

Dr. Adegbite O. Esther is an Associate Professor of Finance at the University of Lagos. She is currently acting Head of Finance at her university. Her research interests are in the general area of finance.…


Research Director at

Dr Olaiwola Olubamiwa is the Research Director at the Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria and the Head of Department of Product Development. He is a seasoned scientist in biochemistry/nutrition, with papers in many international journals to his credit.…


Senior Lecturer

Babajde J. M. is a senior lecturer in d department of food science and Technology of the University of Agriculture Abeikuyta. She specialised in Food Processing and preservation. She has many scholarly publications to her credit.

Ghaniyah Odunola Ajibola


Ghaniyah Odunola Ajibola is a researcher and PhD student at the University of Ibadan, Department of Food Technology.

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Dr. Ibrahim Mamadu

Medical Specialist

Dr. Ibrahim Mamadu MBBS, MPH is a doctor and public health/epidemiology, specialist. He is a graduate of the University of Maiduguri College of Medical Sciences. He graduated from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, with a MSc in Public Health (developing countries) and worked with the same institution.…


Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer

Dr Feyisara Abiodun Okelanais the present Acting Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer, Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria, Ibadan. She is an entomologist and a research scientist in coffee and tea entomology.


Agricultural Economis

Mr Fatai Abiola Sowunmi is a lecturer at Lagos State University, He is an agricultural economist and a doctoral student at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He has many international journal publications to his credit.

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Sunday Afiko

Legal Practitioner

A legal Practitioner with Expertise in Oil and Gas Law, investment Consultancy and Corporate practice who has served as legal adviser to several Small And Medium Scale Enterprises, Oil Companies , Oil servicing Companies and governmental organisations.…

Promise Oparah


Promise Oparah, has BSc and MSc in Marketing from Abia State University, Uturu. He worked with a Management Consulting firm before joining the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, about a year ago as an academic staff.


Executive Director

Professor Gerald O Iremirenis the former Executive Director of the Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria, Ibadan. He is a professor of Agronomy and has taught at many universities, including the University of Benin and the Federal University of Technology, Akure.…

Dr. Jayeola Chritisnah Olayinka

Chief Research Officer

Dr Jayeola Chritisnah Olayinka is a Chief Research Officer at the Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria, Ibadan. She obtained a PhD degree in Medical Microbiology and Parasitology at the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye in Nigeria.…

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Prof. Njidda M Gadzama


Prof Njidda M. Gadzama is Professor Emeritus of Zoology and Environmental Science at University of Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria. He is an academic leader having been pioneer Pro-Chancellor of National Open University of Nigeria; Vice-Chancellor, University of Maiduguri; and the Acting Vice-Chancellor, University of Port Harcourt.…



Adio Akeem is a postgraduate student at the Africa Regional Centre for Information Science, University of Ibadan, Nigeria