Professor Olanike Adeyemo FAS has been appointed to the membership of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) High-Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) Steering Committee. She is the only appointee from the African Continent.
The High Level Panel of Experts (HLPE) on food security and nutrition was established as part of the 2009 reform of the international governance of food security, to advise the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) which is the foremost intergovernmental and international platform dealing with food security and nutrition.
Professor Olanike Adeyemo FAS who is the Academy’s representative, Biological Sciences, is a Professor of Aquatic and Wildlife Disease Epidemiology & Toxicology. She is the Pioneer Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Innovation and Strategic Partnerships) at the University of Ibadan, Ibadan. Professor Adeyemo also heads the Oyo State COVID-19 Decontamination and Containment Committee arm of the Oyo State COVID-19 Taskforce.