- Enviropreneur/CEO, Schrodinger Greentech Ltd., Abuja, Nigeria
Stanley Igwebuike Ijeoma is Nigeria Country Representative and Member of the Committee of Chairs on the board World Council for Renewable Energy (WCRE) and CEO of Schrodinger Greentech, a Nigerian based corporate climate change consultancy.
In almost a decade of raw field climate change practice, Stanley has continued to interface with research and policy communities across the spectrum of the African society. He has been instrumental to the conception, design and implementation of two of the biggest initiatives driving climate change governance in Africa as co-author of the Technical Report of the African Union (AU) commissioned African Adaptation Initiative.
Stanley also pioneered and participated in the Lighting Africa Initiative Development Marketplace (DM) competition for the design and delivery of low cost, non-fossil fuel-based lighting products targeting low income consumers in Sub-Saharan Africa. This was part of broader Lighting Africa programme which seeks to reach 250 million Africans with modern, affordable low carbon lighting by 2030. In 2008, he was part of the first Global Business Conference on off-grid lighting in Africa in Ghana.
As Africa’s foremost Enviropreneur, Stanley has been promoting technologies, projects, products and policies that are friendly to the environment, while encouraging organizations and countries to leverage on the ever growing Cleantech innovation. In 2010, he was invited by the Welsh Assembly Government to lead an elite group of African Enviropreneurs on a capacity building and knowledge exchange assessment project. This project evaluated the renewable energy potentials of Wales for the African Environmental Responsibility and Renewable Energy for Sustainable Development Initiative.
Stanley is a graduate of Applied Chemistry from the University of Calabar and has received Certificate of Achievement and Executive MBA from Bangor University. His strong climate change policy background has seen his thematic articles and opinion papers in low carbon development consulted globally, as they continue to influence public policy in favour of low carbon economies in developing countries. Articles include “Sustaining African Businesses in a Changing Climate”, “Nigeria and Climate Change Adaptation”, “Climate Change and Survival Instinct” and “We need Low Carbon Energy Infrastructures”.
He is currently involved in drafting a comprehensive legislation that will drive the domestication of the Paris Agreement in Nigeria. This is part of the team of experts engaged by Nigeria’s Joint National Assembly Committee on Climate Change (JNA3C). He is also working to mobilise partners to deliver a platform that strategically empowers African universities as core drivers of sustainable, home grown capacity building and knowledge management that would enthrone low carbon development.