Adeniran Akanni is a PhD student in Global Governance at Balsillie School of International Affairs, Wilfrid Laurier University specialising in Global Environmental Governance. Adeniran started his scholarship in environmental governance in 2006 when he won the UNEP/UNESCO/BMU fellowship for training in Urban Environmental Governance at the Centre for the International Postgraduate Studies in Environmental Governance for Emerging and Developing Countries (CIPSEM) at the Technische Universitat, Dresden, Federal Republic of Germany.
In 2011, and during the course of his career,he won another fellowship at the United Nations University-Institute of Advanced Studies for Sustainability (UNU-IAS), Japan for an MSc degree in Environmental Governance with specialization in biodiversity.
Adeniran is a seasoned environmentalist and has worked in the last twenty years with the Lagos state Ministry of Environment and Water Resources in Nigeria where he coordinates sustainable Development Planning as the Head, Environmental Planning Unit within the Ministry. His area of interest is science-policy interface in the area of food, water, energy and biodiversity having received training in this area in 2018 at the EC -JRC facility in Ispra, Italy.
Adeniran has worked with Institute of Global Environmental Strategy(IGES) and International Tropical Timber Organisation(ITTO) both in Japan as an intern.