Ibironke Olubamise

National Coordinator, GEF SGP

Ibironke Olubamise - B.Sc., MSc., MBA, Fellow (LEAD), Chevening Scholar, IVLP, PhD (in view)
Ibironke is the pioneer National Coordinator of the Global Environment Facility Small Grants
Programme (GEF SGP), implemented by the United Nations Development Programme
(UNDP) Nigeria. On this job, she has worked with over 130 Civil Society Organisations (CSOs)
to implement over 170 environmental projects in over 200 communities in 29 states. She
also coordinated the Community Based REDD+ programme of the United Nations Reducing
Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (UNREDD+) in Nigeria. Prior to this,
she headed the Technical Programmes Department of the Premier NGO in Nigerian, the
Nigerian Conservation Foundation, as the first Nigerian female to occupy that position. She
later became the pioneer Head of Strategic Operations of NCF and served as the Secretary
to the Consultancy Committee of the NCF National Executive Council.
She has a combined 30 years of experience in conservation, environmental management,
grant administration and strategic leadership. She is a mentor to many and has built the
the capacity of many of the CSOs for project conceptualization, proposal writing, project
implementation, resource mobilization, knowledge management, partnership building,
mentorship, career development, and advocacy campaigns. She also partners with the staff
of the Federal Ministry of Environment to support the fulfillment of Nigeria’s obligations to
many of the environment-related multilateral agreements such as the Convention on
Biological Diversity; the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change; the
Convention to Combat Desert and Desertification; the Convention on Migratory Species;
Ramsar Convention on Wetlands; Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants

2.30 - 3.15 PM

Day - 1 18 July

Women Energy Champions Roundtable

  • Moderated by: Engr. Femi Olaniyan, CEO Collageo/NEF Stakeholder Engagement Lead
  • Boosting Smart Sustainable Metering Infrastructure Chantelle Abdul, MD/CEO MOJEC International.
  • People, Skills and Jobs: Priorities for Sustainable Energy Transition Funmi Ogbue, MD/CEO,
  • Zigma & President, Women in Energy Network.
    Eriye Onagoruwa, Group Head, External Affairs & Government Relations, Waltersmith.
  • Re-skilling and Up-skilling Capacity for Energy Transition Ibiene Okeleke, MD/CEO, Energy Training Centre.
  • Mobilizing Small Grants for Sustainable Energy Development Ibironke Oluwabamise, National Coordinator, GEF-SGP UNDP
  • Transforming Solar Home Systems and Investments Lande Abudu, Component
    Lead, Standalone Solar Home Systems (SHS), Nigeria Electrification Project, REA.
  • Innovative Financing for Clean Energy Revolution Dr. Kate Steel, CEO Nithio,
    USA (Hybrid)