Dr Olufemi Oludare Aluko

Associate Director of Wastewater Treatment and Fecal Sludge Management

Qualifications:

Dr Olufemi Aluko is a public health scientist with specialization in environmental health. Dr Aluko has a B.Sc. degree in Microbiology from Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria. He completed a M.Sc. in Public Health and a doctorate (PhD) in Environmental Health from the University of Ibadan in Ibadan Nigeria. He has undergone short term training in ecological sanitation (2007), Certificate on Governance in Urban Sanitation (2009), monitoring and evaluation (2014), logistics management (2014), environmental monitoring and modelling at UNIESCO-IHE in 2018.  His area of research and interests are integrated water resources management, wastewater management, sanitation and hygiene, vector control, and environmental epidemiology in pest and environmental toxicants assessment and management to inform policy development, among others. Currently, he is a member of various international and local professional Organizations such as: Environmental Health Scientists Association, Nigeria (EHSAN) and International Society of Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE). He has published in both local and international journals.

Most Recent Experience and Consultancies

He is a Senior Lecturer position at the Department of Community Health, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. He has research and consultancy experiences in various components of environmental health practice with the most recent being a researcher, commercialisation and utility reforms on the European Union assisted water supply and sanitation sector reform programme III. He was part of the evaluation team for the UNICEF WASH programme in Nigeria between 2014 and 2017 and was the Country lead in the World Bank consultancy undertaken by Hanovia Ltd. on assessment of implementation modalities of WASH programme in rural Nigeria in 2018.

Donor Relations

He has consulted for the World Bank, UNICEF and EU amongst others. For example, he was the resident WASH consultant in Osun state for EU-WSSSRP UNICEF/FGN programme between 2005 and 2011 and has participated as a team member on many UNICEF projects dealing with water, sanitation, and hygiene in various states in Nigeria.