Fisayo Fagbemi | Climate change |Excellence in Research

 Mr. Fisayo Fagbemi | Climate change | Excellence in Research

Passionate and energetic economist with strong research and analytical skills, specializing in public policy formulation. Experienced in using statistical and economic models to analyze data, with a focus on institutional quality and financial development in Sub-Saharan Africa. Adept at writing research proposals, contributing to grant applications, and conducting policy advisory consulting. Proven track record in academic publishing and active participation in international research collaborations. Proficient in various data analysis tools, with excellent communication skills in English and Yoruba, and a valid driving license. Committed to impactful research and advancing economic development.




Career Objective➢ 📊

Passionate and energetic economist with excellent research and analytical prowess. Well-informed researcher adept at analyzing data using statistical and economic models. Quick learner with a strong desire for gathering information to formulate effective public policy.


Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria

  • M.Sc. Economics
    Dissertation: “Natural Resources, Institutional Quality, and Financial Development in Sub-Saharan African Countries (2005 – 2014)”
    2015 – 2017

Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria

  • B.Sc. (Hons) in Economics; Second Class (Upper Division)
    2008 – 2013

Professional Qualification🏅

Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered)

  • Proficiency Certificate in Management (Graduate Member)
    March 2015

Work Experience💼

Research Fellowship (Remote) University of Religions and Denominations, Qom, Iran October 2023 – Present. Research Fellow Economic Policy Analysis Centre (EPAC), Ibadan, Nigeria March 2022 – June 2023. Writing research proposals Contributing to grant writing in economic development and social sciences Capacity development in data analysis and public policy design Engaging in research, policy advisory consulting, and operations on public policy issues. Research Fellow European Xtramile Centre of African Studies (EXCAS), Liège, Belgium 2020 – 2021. Administrative and Research Assistant Dr. J.O. Ajibike, Department of Banking and Finance, The Polytechnic Ibadan, Nigeria 2017 – 2018 Data gathering and analysis. Research Assistant Dr. A.A. Adegboye, Department of Economics, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria 2016 – 2017. Data gathering and analysis. Assistant Lecturer & Administrative Assistant Niger State College of Education, Minna 2014 – 2015

Awards and Honors🏆

Recognition for publishing three (3) open access articles with Elsevier (2019–2021). Ondo State Annual (Sessional) Scholarship Award for Academic Excellence (2011/2012). Ondo State Annual (Sessional) Scholarship Award for Academic Excellence (2009/2010)

Seminars and Training Attended🌟

Workshop on Proposal Writing Department of Economics, OAU, Ile-Ife January 2016 “Writing Internally Consistent Academic Proposal” by Prof. Olarewaju Olaniyan. “Academic Writing Skills” by Prof. I. O. Olurinola

Voluntary Activities/Leadership Experience

Research Article Reviewer for multiple journals including Journal of Capital Market Studies (Emerald Journal, UK), Sage Open (Sage Journal), Africa Review Journal (Taylor and Francis Journal), Journal of Economic and Administrative Sciences (Emerald Journal, UK), and Issues in Business Management and Economics (Journal, Malaysia). Presiding Officer (INEC Ad hoc Staff) for Niger East Senatorial Bye-Election, Tundu Wada South (014), Minna (2014). President, MDGs Development Knowledge Facilitators (DKF) Training (2014 – 2015)

Skills & Qualities💻

Proficient in research and computer skills (Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Stata, SPSS & Eviews). Excellent communication skills in English and Yoruba. Ability to work individually and in teams towards achieving organizational goals. Valid driving license

Publications Top Notes 📝

    • Climate change vulnerability-foreign direct investment linkage: Why climate change preparedness matters in Sub-Saharan Africa
      • Year: 2024
      • Authors: Fagbemi, F., Oke, D.F.
      • Source: Research in Economics, 78(1), pp. 52–60
    • Trade–Finance Nexus: The Centrality of the Quality of Institutions in Sub-Saharan African Leading Economies
      • Year: 2024
      • Authors: Fagbemi, F., Fajingbesi, A., Nzeribe, G.E.
      • Source: Foreign Trade Review, 59(1), pp. 7–25
    • Carbon emissions and food production: why climate change is a threat to Nigeria’s food security
      • Year: 2024
      • Authors: Fagbemi, F., Oke, D.F., Akinyele, O.D., Bello, K.M.
      • Source: Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences
    • Sustainable Poverty Reduction in Nigeria: Does Process Innovation Matter?
      • Year: 2024
      • Authors: Fagbemi, F., Ajibike, J.O.
    • Life Expectancy: Exploring Climate Change-Human Longevity Nexus in Sub-Saharan Africa
      • Year: 2024
      • Authors: Fagbemi, F., Nzeribe, G.E., Osinubi, T.T.
      • Source: Economic Growth and Development in the Tropics, pp. 16–29
      • Year: 2023
      • Authors: Osinubi, T., Ajide, F., Fagbemi, F.
      • Source: Economics and Culture, 20(2), pp. 46–63
    • The role of governance in girl-child education: Insights on the odds against Nigerian women in leadership
      • Year: 2023
      • Authors: Fagbemi, F., Oke, D.F., Akinyele, O.D.
      • Source: Sexuality, Gender and Policy, 6(4), pp. 217–241


MELKAMU MEKONEN | climate change | Best Researcher Award

Mr. MELKAMU MEKONEN | climate change | Best Researcher Award

I’m Melkamu Kassaye Mekonen; I graduated with my BSc in Forest and Nature Conservation at Mekelle University in Ethiopia, and the University of Gondar in Ethiopia awarded me a MSc degree in Forest Management and Utilization. Currently, I serve as a researcher and instructor in the department of forestry and climate science at Injibara University, Ethiopia. I bring with me four years of research and five years of education, research, and community-based project experiences in the forestry, environment, and agricultural fields. My aspiration is to pursue a PhD in Forestry, focusing on natural forest optimization and ecological interaction and management of bamboo forest resources, either in China or Ethiopia, in collaboration with supervisors.


  1. Scopus

💼Work Experience

Forestry Researcher

Employer: Sekota Dryland Agricultural Research Center, Amhara Regional Agricultural Research Institute, City: Sekota | Country: Ethiopia, Role: Forestry research project and team coordinator, Responsibilities: Proposal development, conducting experiments and research in forestry, final paper writing, presenting, and publishing.

Forestry Lecturer and Researcher

Employer: Injibara University, City: Injibara | Country: Ethiopia, Department: Forestry and Climate Science, Role: Head of department, Responsibilities: Conducting research and community service in agriculture and forestry, overseeing departmental activities.

🎓Education and Training

BSc. in Forest and Nature Conservation University: Mekelle University, Ethiopia, Field of Study: Forest and Nature Conservation, Thesis: Floristic diversity in area exclosures in Northern Ethiopia. MSc in Forest Management and Utilization University: University of Gondar, Ethiopia, Field of Study: Forestry, Thesis: Role of area exclosures for forest restoration in Northeastern Ethiopia

 Management and Leadership Skills

Forestry Research Directorate Coordinator: Coordinated over 38 forestry research programs at Sekota Dryland Agricultural Research Center. Head of Department of Forestry and Climate Science: Served as department head at Injibara University for two and a half years.

🌿 Project

A potential cause for extensive dieback of Acacia mearnsii plantation in highlands districts of Awi zone, Northwestern Ethiopia Status: To be published in Journal of Cogent Agriculture. Biomass, Carbon, and CO2 Sequestration in Natural Forests: Variations Across Environmental Factors, Forest Ecosystems, Degradation Levels, and Conservation Measures Status: To be published in Journal of Ecology and Evolution. Floristic Diversity of Natural Forest Patches Across forest ecosystems in Northwestern Ethiopian Status: To be published in Journal of F1000Research. Composition, Medicinal Values, and Threats of Plants Used in Indigenous Medicine in Jawi District, Ethiopia: Implications for Conservation and Sustainable Use. Status: Submitted to Journal of Ethnobotany

Publications Top Notes 📝

  • A Uniformly Convergent Collocation Method for Singularly Perturbed Delay Parabolic Reaction‐Diffusion Problem
    • Year: 2021
    • Authors: FW Gelu, GF Duressa
    • Source: Abstract and Applied Analysis, 2021 (1), 8835595


  • Sixth-order compact finite difference method for singularly perturbed 1D reaction diffusion problems
    • Year: 2017
    • Authors: FW Gelu, GF Duressa, TA Bullo
    • Source: Journal of Taibah University for Science, 11 (2), 302-308


  • Parameter-uniform numerical scheme for singularly perturbed parabolic convection–diffusion Robin type problems with a boundary turning point
    • Year: 2022
    • Authors: FW Gelu, GF Duressa
    • Source: Results in Applied Mathematics, 15, 100324


  • A parameter-uniform numerical method for singularly perturbed Robin type parabolic convection-diffusion turning point problems
    • Year: 2023
    • Authors: FW Gelu, GF Duressa
    • Source: Applied Numerical Mathematics, 190, 50-64


  • A novel numerical approach for singularly perturbed parabolic convection-diffusion problems on layer-adapted meshes
    • Year: 2022
    • Authors: FW Gelu, GF Duressa
    • Source: Research in Mathematics, 9 (1), 2020400


  • Computational method for singularly perturbed parabolic reaction-diffusion equations with Robin boundary conditions
    • Year: 2022
    • Authors: FW Gelu, GF Duressa
    • Source: Journal of Applied Mathematics & Informatics, 40 (1-2), 25-45


  • Tenth Order Compact Finite Difference Method for Solving Singularly Perturbed 1D Reaction-Diffusion Equations
    • Year: 2016
    • Authors: FW Gelu, GF Duressa, TA Bullo
    • Source: International Journal of Engineering & Applied Sciences (IJEAS), 8 (3), 15-24