First name / Last name
Olalekan Ayodele Sipasi
fields of expertise
Community Development, Agriculture and Climate Change
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Sipasi Olalekan Ayodele is President Barak Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative YALI, West Africa Ambassador to Nigeria and the CEO of L’Afrika Integrated Farms. He attended The Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State for his Bachelor in Technology (Agriculture) and Masters from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, where he greatly explored his potentials. He is a dynamic young adult that combined community development work with academics and was successful, he is a dogged entrepreneur driven with passion and enthusiasm in community development through sustainable agricultural processes, innovations and appropriate technology. He sees opportunities in turning waste / marginalized agricultural and industrial by-products into economic viable tool to fight hunger, alleviate poverty and increase the socio-economic standard of the communities. He innovated the Mobile Kitchen Garden, where he used waste to combat Ozone Layer depletion and produce vegetables simultaneously which bagged him the 2015 HIDDEN ECO-HERO AWARD WINNER, Samsung Engineering’s Tunza Eco-generation, Seoul, South Korea. He was listed among the Top 10 Go Green in the City Ambassador of the Schneider Electric, 2016. He also got The LION’S AWARDS, as THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PARTICIPANT of Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), West Africa Cohort 3, West Africa Centre for Cooperate Social Responsibility. He is a Global Shaper of The World Economic Forum focusing on SDG Goal 13 “Climate Action”, an outstanding National Graduate Volunteer of Voluntary Service Overseas, Nigeria, served as the President of Environmental Protection and Conservation Club, 2013 -2014, during his tenure, he was saddled with the responsibilities of preventing tree falling, bush burning, drain blockage and the sustainability of the project and also President Barak Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative Ambassador to Nigeria. He has over 20 years of experience in agriculture, the effect of his childhood experience as related to his future ambition cannot be overemphasized. In 2013, he was shortlisted by the Federal government during his National Service program to be a partaker of “NYSC/MDGs War Against Poverty (WAP) Agro-Entrepreneurial Skill Training in Abuja, Nigeria. He has spoken in wide array of conferences on youth’s participation in Agriculture across borders. His speeches and presentations has made viable youths embrace and return to voluntary service and civic engagement across Africa.
He has distributed over 15,000 seeds of Khaya senegalensis tree across the Nigeria, through Community Based Organizations, Youths Groups, Active Citizens, Youths Assemblies, Secondary Schools and Higher Institutions to mention but a few. Trained 3,750 persons on reusing waste materials to fight climate change and simultaneously alleviating poverty.
In one to two years, he is projecting over 500,000 Khaya senegalensis trees grown across his country, Nigeria to reduce erosion and the effects of climate change while waste materials are drastically reduced.
His future plans is to replicate this project across the 36 states of Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory, thereby reducing the effect of climate change in our country and the globe systematically, also reusing waste materials to combat climate change and produce food simultaneously.