June 21-22, 2022 Online


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Janet Adeyemi

Founder & National President, Women in Mining in Nigeria

Engr Janet Adeyemi a recipient of the "100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining in 2017 is a member of the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria, a Fellow of the Council of Nigerian Mining Engineers and Geoscientist and a Fellow of Nigeria Society of Engineer Engr. (Mrs) Janet Adeyemi is a graduate of Geology from Obafemi Awolowo University (formerly known as University of Ile-Ife). Masters' degree in Engineering from Loughborough University of Technology, Loughborough, U.K. Ph.D from British Columbus University.Her post degree experience spans over 40 years which has enabled her to work in various capacities with a diverse group of organizations with her broad based educational qualifications, which includes Law from Nigeria Open University, Grant writing from University of Houston, Gender and Mining Governance from UNDP, IISD& IGF, trained as a Human Rights Consultant from US Institute of Diplomacy and Human Rights and Tulane University in New Orleans. She was recognised awarded a Doctoral degree from Columbus International University, U.K in 2002 Member of Nigeria Association Of Global Alliance for Hydrogeologists, International Society for Environmental Geotechnology & Disaster reduction, Association of Environmental Impact Assessment Her work experiences spans through geology, prominent of which is Bitumen Exploration in Nigeria, water and waste engineering, ESG, Extractives, Renewable energy, Climate and smart innovation. Her recent job as was as lead consultant on the ESIA of Ondo State multipurpose deep sea port. She served as a legislator in the Federal House of Representatives, Nigeria and worked in the executive arm as Presidential Aide to three Presidents in Nigeria, Chairperson of Cocoa Processing Company, Ile-Oluji, Ondo State and currently serving on the Governing Board of the Board of Infrastructural Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC), Nigeria, Rufus Giwa Polytechnic etc. Mrs. Adeyemi is also committed to giving back to the society that helped raise her and for that reason founded Succour for Battered Lives (SUBATEL) during her tenure in Congress - a charity organization fending for victims. In 2006, she launched the Women in Mining in Nigeria (WIMIN) - an organization championing the challenges of mining in Nigeria and rebranded in 2015.She is appointed as the Head of the Technical Committee of African Women in Mining and a member of International Women in Mining network.