Amos Abu, Senior Environmental Specialist, (GENDR) World Bank. He is the Task Team Leader (TTL) of the $900 million Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) that is aimed at reducing vulnerabilities to land degradation including soil erosion in targeted watersheds in Nigeria. Under his leadership, NEWMAP supports Nigeria in meeting the country’s international commitments in climate change, including Nigeria’s NDCs and the issuance of the first sovereign Green Bond in Africa.
Dr. Abu is also leads the Nigeria Forest Carbon Partnership Facility program that is assisting Nigeria design a socially and environmentally sound strategy to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation. Amos is well experienced in other regions. As a Environmental Safeguards focal person, he provides strategic support to large infrastructure and high-risk projects in a range of World Bank operations in energy, transport, water, agriculture, and urbanization.