Experts' profiles - Muhammed A. Omotola
Muhammed A. Omotola
Muhammed (Adesegun) Omotola is an Associate Programme Officer in the secretariat of the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM), located within the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Chemicals Branch/ DTIE in Geneva, Switzerland.

His career in UNEP began in the summer of 2001, where he worked briefly with the Secretariat of the Basel Convention as an Intern developing projects on Handling of Health Care Waste and as a consultant in the Secretariat of the Stockholm Convention tasked with the successful implementation of a GEF global medium sized project "Support for the Implementation of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)".

At the end of his consultancy, Muhammed changed hats briefly to work for the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), Chemical and Waste Management Unit. He returned to UNEP in March 2004 to the Chemicals Branch/DTIE as one of the pioneering members of the SAICM secretariat where he played a key role in the development of SAICM and in its endorsement by the International Conference on Chemicals Managements (ICCM), in Dubai in February 2006.

Muhammed holds a Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria and a Masters degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom, with a written thesis on Effective Control and Response to Oil Spills in Nigeria: Overview of Pipeline Spills as Medium. Before leaving Nigeria for the United Kingdom, he worked for a German multi-national construction company, on National Service, in the city of Abuja as a Site Engineer.

Muhammed is married with two children.
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