Mr. Femi Ogunnigbo

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Mr. Femi Ogunnigbo

Nigeria

Femi David Ogunnigbo has more than three years of experience in environmental management, climate action, and the humanitarian sector. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in geography from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, and is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Ibadan, with a focus on environmental planning and community resilience.

Between 2016 and 2017, Femi served (National Youth Service Corps) at Flood and Erosion Control Directorate, State Ministry of Environment, Uyo, Akwa-Ibom State, where he supervised de-silting, waste cleaning, and inspected erosion control projects. Also, he inspected cases of serious erosion and drainage failure. Moreover, he was a member of the disaster management community development group of the NYSC, where Femi developed an interest in humanitarian.

Currently, Femi is the Field Operations Officer at Going Green International Consults Limited; an environmental consultancy firm that helps organizations meet their environmental regulatory obligations. He maintains a strong relationship with new and existing clients to ensure service is delivered promptly. Also, Femi advises clients in the proper management of industrial wastes in line with Nigeria's sanitation and waste control regulations.

He is passionate about volunteering. Femi is a UN Online Volunteer, for example, at Tanzania Development Trust where he maps buildings in rural Tanzania through the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) to protect girls from Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). He had environmental management, climate change, humanitarian, and data science skills from online courses and training from UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit, The SDG Academy, Technical University Denmark, UNITAR, FAO, and UNDP, The World Bank Group, University of California, and Johns Hopkins University. He is open to new opportunities and support activities in environmental, humanitarian, and social and community development.

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