Prof. Babajide Alo has a PhD in Chemistry at the University Of Bristol School Of Chemistry in the UK. He undertook extensive postdoctoral work and served as visiting Professor at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and has undergone training at the Economic Development Institute of the World Bank (now WBI), Washington on the Political Economy of the Environment. He is a member of Professional Bodies; Fellow, Chemical Society of Nigeria, Fellow, Institute of Public analysts of Nigeria, Fellow, Nigerian Environmental Society of Nigeria, Fellow, Institute of Chartered Chemist of Nigeria and many more.
He has carried out extensive research in Environmental Chemistry, the role of Organic Toxicants in the Environment and all aspects of Environmental Management. He is presently the Centre Director, Federal Ministry of Environment/University of Lagos Linkage Centre for Environmental Human Resources Development and Deputy Vice-Chancellor – Academics & Research of the University of Lagos. He also serves as an adhoc Consultant to the Federal Ministry of Environment, Lagos State Ministry of Environment, and has served as Consultant to the EDI of the World Bank, and is a member of Nigeria’s National Committee on the Implementation of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) in Nigeria; Implementation of the Biodiversity Convention; chemical Tracking and Toxic Dump-Watch Programme (Basel Convention Matters), Stockholm POPs Convention, National GHS, National Mercury Project and Several Other Committees of the Federal Ministry of Environment.
He has served as a Consultant on the FEPA/World Bank Nigerian EMP Project and as a consultant to the Environment Department of the World Bank Institute, UNDP Sustainable Development Programme, and UNIDO (more recently on the UNIDO’s Gulf of Guinea Large Marine Ecosystem Project). These are in addition to having been Project Leader on over twenty oil and gas industry; Environmental Studies Projects by UNILAG CONSULT in Nigeria.