Chairman of the Association of Waste Managers of Nigeria (AWAMN)
Mr. Adebola Olugbenga is the CEO of Richbol Environmental Services Limited. He has over 30 years cognate experience in the field of waste/ environmental management. He was involved in several Integrated Solid Waste/Environmental consultancies for various tiers of governments and Parastatals, the private sectors, NGOs and Foundations etc in Nigeria, Ghana, Burkina-Faso etc.
Mr. Adebola is a member of the Association of Waste Managers of Nigeria; a member of International Collaborative Working Group (CWG) on Solid Waste Management in low and middle income countries. A member of International Partnership for Expanding Waste Management Services of Local Authorities (IPLA), which is an initiative of United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD).
Mr. Adebola has over 25 publications/research work to his credit, most of which were papers delivered at both Local & International conferences and workshops.
In 2009, Mr. Adebola was invited to chair the Technical and Finance committee of Lagos
Recycling Initiative (LRI), an advisory body setup by Lagos Waste Management Authority
(LAWMA) on waste recycling activities in Lagos state.
In 2010, Mr. he was invited by the United Nation’s Commission for Sustainable Development(UN-CSD), UNDESA, and UN’s Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD) to Inter-Sessional Consultative Meeting on Expanding Waste Management Services in Africa, at Rabat, Morocco. In 2011 he was invited again by the United Nations Commission for Sustainable Development (UNCSD) and United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD) to join other experts in Tokyo, Japan to formulate and propagate Zero Waste Initiatives through the adoption of 3Rs ( Reduce, Reuse & Recycle).
In 2013, he concluded a consultancy service to CCDI, a local NGO and Heinrich Boll Stiftung HSB on the Development of Green Business Opportunities for Local Economies (Circular Economy) within Yaba LCDA of Lagos state. The project was part of HBS’s project on Local Adaptive Capacity for Climate Change Preparedness.
Also in 2018 he was again invited by Heinrich Boll Stiftung HSB to work with other experts on Urban Planning Processes for Lagos state – This was an inter-sectoral project covering topical issues like Waste Management, Housing, Slum & Informal Settlement, Mobility etc.
His company Richbol Environmental Services Ltd, is involved in waste collection, transportation, landfill management and recycling as a closed loop. He established Richbol Recycling Initiatives as a Social Enterprise involved in Plastic recovery & recycling thereby implementing Circular Economy.
Mr. Adebola and his company Richbol Environmental Services Ltd provided technical support to LAWMA and UN-HABITAT in June 2021 in the execution of UN-HABITAT’s Lagos WaCT
Project. WaCT project was a UN-Habitat and UN Environment funded project that conducted City solid waste management assessments in Dar es Salam, Kenya and Lagos, Nigeria using Waste Wise City Tool – Step by Step Guide to Asses City MSWM Performance through SDG Indicator 11.6.1 Monitoring (WaCT).
He has received several training on Waste and Environmental management from local and international institutions; amongst these is a training he received at CUTEC Institut, GmbH Claustal University of Technology, Claustal-Zellerfeld, Germany.
Twitter (X): @AdebolaGb