Labode Popoola Co-Director , Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Nigeria (SDSN-Nigeria) and the President, The West African Research and Innovation Management Association (WARIMA). He is a Professor of Forest Economics from the University of Ibadan. He has over 20 years experience as consultant and researcher in the economic and financial analyses of projects and programmes in forestry and natural resources development with the following institutions: World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Nairobi, Kenya where he is currently a member of West African Sub-regional Agro-forestry Training Group. He is also a consultant to the African Development Bank, FAO, World Bank, DFID, African Forest Forum (AFF), Nigeria Conservation Foundation, several government and non-governmental organizations. He is a member of the Steering Committee of the West African Research and Innovation Management Association (WARIMA), member, Association of Research Managers and Administrators (ARMA), UK and several national and international professional associations and networks. He has led several grant winning teams internationally. The most recent of these is the MacArthur-funded grant for the Masters in Development Practice Programme which won USD 900,000.00 for the University of Ibadan. A Fellow of the Forestry Association of Nigeria, Labode has edited/co-edited over 20 major publications and has about 120 publications to his credit.