ANTHONY NYONG

ANTHONY NYONG

Director for Climate Change and Green Growth

African Development Bank

Dr. Anthony Nyong, a Nigeria, has about 30 years of experience in environmental and natural resources management, climate change, renewable energy and green growth. Positions he has held at the African Development Bank include Coordinator of the New Deal on Energy for Africa; Head of the Renewable Energy Flagship, Head of Gender, Climate Change and Sustainable Development Unit; and Head of the Compliance and Safeguards Division. Before joining the Bank, he was a Senior Climate Change Specialist at the International Development Research Centre of Canada and a Professor of Climate Change at the University of Jos, Nigeria. He was a Coordinating Lead Author for the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report and a member of the IPCC Task Group on Data and Scenario Support for Impact and Climate Analysis. Mr. Nyong has served on several Global Advisory and Scientific Boards on climate change and green growth including the Sustainable Stock Exchange Green Finance Advisory Group. Mr. Nyong holds a Ph.D. in Geography from McMaster University, Canada, a Post Graduate Diploma in Global Business from University of Oxford, UK. He is a Senior Executive Fellow of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, a Chartered Geographer and a Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences. In 2007, Nyong was named a co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize as a contributor to the IPCC. He is named among the top 20 of the 100 most Influential People in Climate Policy 2019 by Apolitical.