Marcos Moreu Badia, a visiting scientist from the ExCites Group, Department of Geography, University College London (UCL), was deployed to support provide support decision technique tool to farmers on Extreme Citizen Science (ECSAgri) Project in collaboration with Environmental and Economic Resource Centre (EERC) at the Nigeria office.
My visit has afforded him opportunities to gaining a better insight to adaption of digital tools in smallholder farming systems, especially among the rural communities. His experience coming to Nigeria, and working with African Scientists and rural farmers has been a wonderful one with series of learning moments.
Earlier in the year, two National Youth Service Corps members joined the organization as Volunteers and part of the EERC team. They each had an interview and shared their opinions on their roles and contribution to EERC
Miss Adedoyin Adeleke, a graduate of Political Science from Ekiti State University, Ekiti state, Nigeria. A national volunteer at Environmental and Economic Resource Centre (EERC) at the Nigeria office, presently attached to the administrative unit where she provides support in managing the organization social media platform. She joined EERC in about 3 months ago and she has had opportunities learning a great deal from colleagues across the different units of the organization. She has had series of educative and capacity building moments from existing programs within the organization.” I am proud to be here and grateful for all the support received so far.”
Miss Helen Onileimo, a graduate of International Relations from Kings University, Osun state, Nigeria. A national volunteer at Environmental and Economic Resource Center [EERC] at the Nigeria office and she is currently attached to the communication units where she provides support in communicating the objectives and activities of the organization to the target audience.
Since her engagement in April 2021,” I could boldly say that I am privileged to be part of Nigeria team having learnt so much from across different units”. No doubt EERC is committed to building skills and capacity of young individuals.
Fields Operations/ Research
Ms. Abisola Olanrewaju is a Master's student studying Agricultural Economics and Farm Management at the Federal University of Agriculture in Abeokuta (FUNAAB). She bagged a first class honor from her Bachelor Degree from FUNAAB in 2018. She has worked as an administrative assistant, as well as data enumerator and analyst for a few organizations before joining EERC as an intern.
She has sound knowledge of proposal, writing, as well as the use of electronic survey technologies. Also included in the list of her skills include data analysis, project management, inter-personal relationship and communication. She is particularly interested in developmental concerns following her passion to transform the global world to a better place. She is responsible for sourcing essential information, data analysis, report writing, and overall delivery while at EERC.
Ms. Inimbom Bassey is a vibrant, composed, self-motivated individual who learns fast and demonstrates a high level of accuracy in research implementation, especially in data gathering and analysis. She is innovative and enthusiastic team player, with intrinsic drive and positive attitude that brings about exceptional results. She currently interns with Environmental and Economic Resource Centre as livelihood focal point on Village Saving Loan Groups (VSLGs) formation and mentoring. This is respect to her professional experience as a Food Security and Livelihood Officer with Première Urgence Internationale (PUI), Borno State, Nigeria, between 2019-2021.
She is currently a Post-graduate student at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Ogun State. Her research interest centers on food security, gender inclusion, rural livelihoods, extension and rural psychology, sustainable agriculture and development. In addition to her academic prowess, she possesses great analytical, organizational, fast logical thinking, intellectual curiosity, time/project management skills: which have contributed to her fitness within a team of researchers and professional from across different field of learning.
Ronke Adeniyi, a serving intern attached to the Agriculture and Environmental Management Program of EERC. I am currently enrolled on a Doctoral program - Environmental Systems and Climate Change, under the World Bank Africa Center for Excellence in Agricultural Development and Sustainable Environment (CEADESE), Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNAAB).
My research interests cut across the field of agriculture, climate change, and environmental systems, alongside other related areas like climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies, environmental pollution control and safety, food security, climate-smart agriculture, AgResearch, and development. As a young researcher, I work alongside the field officer to provide technical support on research design, implementation and monitoring: towards facilitating the EERCE/NIMET project on Early weather forecast to smallholder farmers.
Head Office – NEW
Address: 1, Iporo Community, Opposite Elepa junction, Abeokuta-Ibadan Road, Abeokuta, Ogun state, Nigeria.
Head Office – OLD
Address: EERC Building, Opposite FUNAAB Alabata Road, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria.
Regional Office – Southern Africa
P.O Box: 1024, Zomba, Malawi
Address: 4 miles, along M1 Road to Blantyre, Zomba, Malawi.