1ST Speaker: Mrs Jumoke Olowookere (jumokeolowookere@gmail.com)

Topic: What is Waste?

Jumoke Olowookere is an EcoPreneur with over 10 years of experience in the Education Sector both in the public and private institutions, locally and internationally. She is passionate about enlightening and engaging children and adults in best practices around waste management, recycling, and upcycling by creating training and resources around them.

She is the initiator of PP40 Wastes to Playground, an initiative to 40 Public Pry Schools in Ibadan,  Oyo State where she was able to reach out directly to over 22,000 students and 1500 teachers in 13 months teaching them to waste upcycling skills for free to mark her 40th birthday.

She is currently the Creative Director at African Creative Hub, a Social Enterprise Company on a Mission to Create a Sustainable World Without Wastes through education and upcycling wastes into functional, durable, and affordable products towards achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 1, 4, 8, 11, 12, 13 & 17.

With her experience in upcycling, she trains women and children on organic backyard garden using raised beds, old containers, old tires and plastic bottles, hydroponics, and vertical gardening in small spaces. Through her latest initiative, #10000 OrganicBackyardGardeners, many homes now grow their own #OrganicBackyardGarden, living a healthier and safer lifestyle with their families.