Dr. Debisi Araba

Debisi Araba

Dr. Debisi Araba

Public policy, innovation and strategy specialist

Dr. Debisi Araba is a public policy, innovation and strategy specialist focused on the future of food, the environment, and entrepreneurship. He is currently a Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London. He also serves on the Montpellier Malabo Panel of experts – an eminent group of global experts – working together to enhance African and European government support of national and regional agricultural development and food security priorities in Africa. Previously, he led the Africa Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) as the Managing Director, and was also the Africa Region Director at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), a member of the CGIAR, the consortium on international agriculture research. He has also served as the Senior Technical Adviser on Environmental Policy to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development in Nigeria. Debisi has a Doctorate degree from the Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London, a Masters in Public Administration from the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, a Masters in Clean Technology from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne and a Bachelors degree in Physical Geography from the University of Ibadan.

All Sessions by Dr. Debisi Araba

10:25 am - 11:25 am
Auditorium (Selous)

Panel: Women’s Leadership and Health, Gender & Climate Change

In recent years, record-setting extreme heat, wildfires, floods, and disease outbreaks worsened by global warming have made clear how urgently action is needed to slow climate change and adapt to the related health impacts. This panel will spotlight issues at the nexus of climate, health and gender through the lens of women’s leadership, highlighting how women, especially indigenous women and women in the global south, are already leading frontline efforts to implement local solutions for adaptation and resilience. It will also delve into the role of women as leaders and active participants in decision-making and implementation, and explore how all people can collaborate to enable and scale the climate and health solutions our world so desperately needs.

Moderator: Dr. Yvonne Maingey-Muriuki, Founder and Technical Advisor, Panim Holdings

1. Dr. Debisi Araba, Public policy, innovation and strategy specialist
2. Sareen Malik, Executive Secretary, African Civil Society Network for Water and Sanitation (ANEW)
3. Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, Chairperson, M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF)