My goal is to help individuals and organisations build capacity and systems to help optimize productivity and improve efficiency. I work professionally as a water resources engineer, project consultant and a career coach. I also enjoy teaching and coaching young people.

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A Brief Introduction

Ayodele Awi is an innovative personality with years of professional experience in engineering, consultancy and capacity building for young professionals. He is a certified Project Manager, Health Instructor and a trained facilitator, a recipient of much recognition and awards. 

He is a registered Engineer with the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) and he is a member of many international and national professional communities including the; International Water Association (IWA), International Association of Hydrologists (IAH), Holland Alumni Network, UNESCO-IHP Youth Groundwater Network (GWYN), Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Nigerian Association of Hydrogeologists (NAH), among others. 

Presently, Ayodele participates in the activities of; Global Environment Facility (GEF) mission in Nigeria, NBA Niger-HYCOS Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) projects involving nine (9) African Countries, World Bank Assisted TRIMING Project, amongst others.

To help graduates from low-income families achieve career success, he founded Career Drive Academy in 2013, a platform through which many graduates have now become gainfully employed while some secured scholarship opportunities for foreign study.

Awards & Recognitions:

  • 100 Young Global Leaders tackling SDGs- Global Leadership Conference (2022)
  • Award of Scholarship – African Initiative for Governance (2022)
  • Certificate of Appreciation – Young Surveyors Network, Abuja (2021)
  • Award of Scholarship – Orange Knowledge Programme, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2019)
  • Award of Recognition & Appreciation – Abuja Graduate Finishing School, University of Abuja (2019)
  • Leadership Award – 2003 Christ School Alumni Association (2016)
  • Meritorious Award of Excellence – Matadors Leadership Institute, Nigeria (2015)
  • Award of Scholarship – Ekiti State Scholarship Board (2008)
  • Merit Award of Excellence – Christ School Ado-Ekiti (2003)
  • National Mathematics Award – National Mathematics Centre, Abuja (2001)

Educational Profile:

  • Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford.

–  Master of Public Policy

  • Institute for Water Education, UNESCO-IHE Delft, the Netherland.

–  Master of Science, Water Science & Engineering (Hydrology & Water Resources Management) 

  •  Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Nigeria

–  Bachelor of Technology (Hons.) in Civil Engineering (2010)

–  Started and led a social development group (3PC) that supported students’ with fees, organised events and social campaigns.

  • Ijapo Estate Primary School, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria

–  Head Boy, (1996 Set)

  • Christ School Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria

–  Deputy Senior Prefect & Food Prefect, (2003 Set)

–  President, Corner Stone Drama Ministry & Vice-President of Campus Fellowship.

Professional Experience:

  • Senior Hydrologist at Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency, Abuja, Nigeria.
  • Civil Engineer at Benin Owena River Basin Development Authority, Benin-City, Edo State, Nigeria.