Professor Akin Abayomi
An expert in global health and environmental issues, technical infrastructure and human capital development appropriate for Africa, in the context of:
The Human Health-Climate Change-Environment intersect
Biosecurity and one-health projects in Africa
Born and brought up in Lagos and Ibadan, Nigeria.
Studied Medicine at the University of London
Specialized in Internal Medicine and Haemato-pathology
Masters in Wilderness Management & Ecology, University of Pretoria.
Fellow - postgraduate College of Medicine UK, & College of Medicine South Africa.
Emeritus Professor, Dept of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, South Africa.
Specialist in Bio-risk Management
Founder and Principal Investigator of the Global Emerging Pathogens Treatment Consortium (GET)
Organizer of the annual African Conference on Biosecurity
Resource person at the WHO, the UN, the AU and ECOWAS – addressing biosecurity gaps on the Continent
Consultant to African Development Bank on strategies to minimize vulnerabilities of African Coastal Cities through adaptation to impacts of climate change
Principle investigator & collaborator on H3Africa and B3Africa harmonized bio-banking and bio-informatics projects.
Co- director of MAMIE Foundation
Passionate about rapid and accelerated human capacity development in Africa to meet its increasing human and environmental health needs across the multiple sectors without compromising standards.
“Prof Abayomi has an affinity for the natural environment. His specialization in Nature, Health and Eco-destination development availed him of the opportunity to acquire 100.11 Hectares of land for conservation and preservation of a Private Forest Reserve Project. Professor Abayomi’s intention to collaborate with a prestigious academic institution of the caliber of the Department of Forest Resources Management, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, in the interest of applying the best methods in propagating various indigenous trees to add enrichment to planting for sustainable reforestation, conservation, biodiversity and education, is worthwhile and a hope for future generations.”
Professor B. Olasina Agbeja, Head of Dept of Forest Resource Management, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.