Dr. ‘Debisi Araba is a public policy and strategy specialist and is currently a visiting researcher at the Centre for Environmental Policy at Imperial College. He is also a member of the Malabo Montpellier Panel of international agriculture experts who guide policy choices that accelerate progress towards food and nutritional security in Africa.
Previously, he was the Managing Director at the AGRF, the premier catalytic, multi-partner platform for food and agriculture transformation in Africa. He has also served as the Africa Region Director at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture, a member of the CGIAR. ‘Debisi has equally served as the Technical Adviser on Environmental Policy to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development in Nigeria, where he co-authored Nigeria’s National Agricultural Resilience Framework and led global and national partnerships in the development of climate-smart strategies for the agricultural sector.
‘Debisi has a Doctorate from the Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London, a Master’s in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, a Master’s in Clean Technology from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne and a Bachelor’s in Physical Geography from the University of Ibadan.