Akpezi Ogbuigwe  
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Up until June 2010 before taking a two year leave of absence for research, Akpeziogbuigwe was the Head of the Environmental Education and Training Programme in UNEP where she amongst others things coordinated UNEP’s multi-stakeholders programme on Mainstreaming Environment and Sustainability in African Universities (MESA) and the students movement on Sustainability Generation. She was also UNEP’s lead focal point for the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development; a trainer and facilitator at most UNEP’s training programmes and international fora; focal point for UNEP in the UNESCO-UNIVOC International Consultation on Education for Sustainable Development: Engaging the Corporate Sector; UNEP’s focal point, trainer and facilitator for the UNEP/University of Joensuu Course on International Environmental Law Making and Diplomacy and lead writer of the UNEP Environmental Education and Training Implementation Strategy for 2008 – 2011. Before joining UNEP in 2002 she was a Reader and Dean, Faculty of Law, Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Portharcourt, Nigeria.