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Mrs. Denise Adaoyibo Okpala Mem.MBA MIEnvSci, MSc, CMarSci, CSci

ECOWAS Commission, Marine Environmental Scientist/Office Manager

Professional Member  |  United Kingdom

Inspired by nature, Denise has a lifelong objective to explore techniques and policies that will help facilitate sustainable environmental conservation. She has over ten years of work experience in environmental protection, international development and grants mobilization, and has worked on various projects, including the West African Biodiversity and Climate Change Project and the West African Forestry Convergence Plan.

With a bachelor’s degree in Marine Biology from the University of Lagos and a Master’s Degree in Environmental Planning and Management from Johns Hopkins University, Denise is also enthusiastic about applying crosscutting innovation in big data management, agile project delivery, artificial intelligence and Internet of things to help make the world a better and safer place.

She is a Professional Member of the Marine Biological Association and the Institution of Environmental Sciences, both in the United Kingdom.

Specialist areas

  • Environmental (or Ecological) Consultancy

  • Climate Change

  • Conservation

  • Education and Training

  • Marine Environment

  • Biodiversity

  • Aquaculture

  • Coastal Ecology

Taxonomic group

  • Pisces


Carassius auratus

List of publications

The Sustainable Management of Hazardous Waste In The West African Sub-

The Johns Hopkins University (Independent Environmental Project) · Aug 16, 2015

A review of the management of hazardous waste in the West African Sub-region, investigation of the various definitions of hazardous waste by different authorities around the world, and some hazardous waste conventions, including the Basel Convention and Bamako Convention. This research project also investigates the management programs carried out in more developed countries like USA and Canada with reasons why the countries in the West African Sub-region should adopt these programs and applications for sustainable hazardous waste management.

Proxidant and Antioxidant balances in edible periwinkles Tympanotonus fuscatus

University of Lagos · Sep 15, 2007

This research work explains the use of biomarkers to detect levels of organic pollution 

Media/speaker experience

I have over 12 Years of experience working with media and communication teams while working on various stories and projects in Environment and Water Resources