November 30, 2016

Meet the Team

Meet the Team

We bring in expertise and a dedicated team ready to proffer quality and effective solutions to our environmental problems

 Michael Pereowei Gagariga: Co-Founder

Michael has a BSc in Zoology from the Rivers State University of Science and Technology (Nigeria) with a special interest in Entomology, an MSc in Environmental Management & Technology (Oxford Brookes University) and an MBA in International Business (University of Gloustershire).

He has over seven years of experience working as an environmental consultant in waste management and waste to energy systems. He also has worked as a renewable energy analyst with a focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. He is a member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.

Peter Oyekanmi: Co-Founder

Peter has a Bsc in Biochemistry from Igbinedion University Okada, with a special interest in Nutritional Biochemistry. He has a Masters in Environmental Management and Technology from Oxford Brookes University.

He has more than five years working experience as an Environmental consultant with Solsey Environmental services with specialties in Environmental Impact Assessment, Environmental Audit and Waste management. He’s a member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.

Basile Bawoubati Bouwassi: Chief Technical Officer

Basile is an agricultural technician and one of the leading experts in black soldier fly research in Africa. He was part of Proteinsect which is an international research project to evaluate insects as source of protein for animal feed and to develop methodologies that are sustainable and economically viable for commercial adoption. Proteinsect brings together leading research institutes and business organizations from China, Africa and the EU.

He also worked with Insects as Feed in West Africa (IFWA) which is a research project which aims to teach African farmers to use insects as a protein source for sustainable and low cost aquaculture and poultry farming. He was in charge of setting up BSFL rearing and processing systems in Benin, Burkina Faso and Ghana. He has been involved in teaching and training of local farmers on how to use and maintain BSFL systems.