Denise Adaoyibo Okpala

– Nigeria –

Inspired by nature, Denise has a lifelong objective to explore techniques and policies that will help facilitate sustainable environmental conservation. She has over ten years of work experience in environmental protection, international development and grants mobilization, and has worked on various projects including the West African Biodiversity and Climate Change Project, and the West African Forestry Convergence Plan. With a bachelors degree in Marine Biology from the University of Lagos and a Masters Degree in Environmental Planning and Management from Johns Hopkins University, Denise is also enthusiastic about applying crosscutting innovation in big data management, agile project delivery, artificial intelligence and internet of things to help make the world a better and safer place. She is a Professional Member of the Marine Biological Association and the Institution of Environmental Sciences, both in the United Kingdom.