Chinedum Nwajiuba is a Professor of Agricultural Economics,an Executive Director of Nigerian Environmental Study Action Team (NEST) Ibadan (www.nestinteractive.org) and the Project Coordinator of the Canadian International Agency (CIDA) funded Building Nigeria’s Response to Climate Change (BNRCC) project (www.nigeriaclimatechange.org). Under these he supervises research and pilot project teams covering all ecological zones of Nigeria, and works closely with the Department for Climate Change of the Federal Ministry of Environment in developing the National Adaptation Strategy and Plan of Action on Climate Change for Nigeria (NASP-CCN).
He has three degrees in Agricultural Economics including the B. Agric. (University of Nigeria, 1986), M.Sc. (University of Nigeria, 1989) and Ph.D. (University of Hohenheim, Germany, 1994), in addition to the M.Sc. in Development Economics (IMSU, 2004). In 1996 he was appointed Chairman of the Imo Food Basket Programme by the Imo State Government in Nigeria’s Southeast region, charged with articulating and implementing strategies for food production. In 2009, he was appointed by the Nigerian Government as member of the National Agricultural Seeds Council (Federal Ministry of Agriculture), and serves as expert supporting the International Panel for Sustainable Resource management of UNEP. In 2011, he completed a study for the GIZ on Green Economy in Nigeria.