Babajide Oluwase

Global Shaper, Lagos Hub,

Babajide Oluwase works at the intersection of urban management, sustainability and entrepreneurship. He is the Co-Founder and CEO of Ecotutu (, a leading cleantech company providing multichannel solar-powered cold chain solutions to businesses, particularly in the agriculture and health sectors.

Since 2015, Babajide has demonstrated extensive and relevant experience in creating sustainability-focused solutions and has a track record of working with relevant stakeholders to establish cost-saving initiatives for corporate organisations, research think tanks and government MDAs. He recently worked as a Project Technical Support on a Green Climate Fund (GCF) bid setup to strengthen the resilience of Lagos “Water Sector” through Arctic Infrastructure partnership with the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources, Lagos. Prior to that, Babajide contributed to a Strategic Plan designed to address flooding and housing availability issues in selected parts of Lagos through the Lagos Development Envision Lab.

As a DAAD Scholar, Babajide is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Urban Management at the University of Lagos. He holds a Bachelor of Technology (Hons) in Urban and Regional Planning from the Federal University of Technology Akure, Nigeria; a mini-MBA from Lagos Business School; and a Leadership in Business certification from The University of Iowa Tippie College of Business; He is an ISO 14001:2015 Lead Auditor and the author of the 'Young Climate Heroes', a fictional story book that has helped over 7,000 students understand the basics of climate change and sustainability.

As a Global Shaper of the World Economic Forum in the Lagos Hub, Babajide led the implementation of the flagship Plastic to Resources project funded by New World Program in partnership with Coca Cola Foundation and Global Water Challenge. By the end of 2022, the project has enabled the recovery of 340 metric tons of plastic waste from water bodies; saved over 2 million tons of greenhouse gas emission; and enabled 284 job, particularly for women and youth.

Babajide has been writing on environment, cleantech, urban management and entrepreneurship for over 8 years and has been quoted in several International Publications including Youth Business International, Tekedia, Deutsche Welle, Premium Times, Nairametrics and Business Day. He has facilitated entrepreneurship development programs and training for Earth Charter International, Engagement Global, Impact Hub Accra, Ideation Hub Africa, RecycleUp Ghana, Field of Skills and Dreams VTE, and the U.S Consulate, Lagos.

He currently sits on the following boards: Youth Business International, a global network of 50+ enterprise support organisations based in the UK; Market Players, an entrepreneurship development organization based in Botswana. Babajide is an advisor to the European Union (EU) Delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS on Green and Digital Economy; and member of the Netherlands Consulate (Lagos) Youth Advisory Committee.

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