Babajide Oluwase

Social Innovator in Nigeria

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I currently lead the managing team at RenewDrive, a renewable energy startup that provides cutting edge eco-friendly cooking energy solutions in Nigeria. One of our most exciting works to date was creating a clean cooking energy campaign in rural and peri-urban communities that resulted to enormous behavioural change. Not only did we have fun creating that campaign, but also we found it rewarding to see the results.

I have built my career specifically in the area of environmental advocacy, spatial planning, renewable energy, and community development works. Accomplishing most of the project plans require more than just one type of skill. Therefore, I am not just used to wearing many hats, I sincerely enjoy it; I thrive in an environment where no two work days are exactly the same.

Some of my previous experience include Regional Volunteer with United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth on Disaster Risk Reduction (UNMGCY DRR) and Spatial Planner with Ogun State Property and Investment Corporation.

I’m most proud that my efforts have improved the wellbeing of hundreds of people across Nigerian communities and recognized by numerous awards – including 2017 Awesome 50 Young Nigerians by Junior Achievement Nigeria, British Council Best 50 Business Innovators 2016, U.S Department of State Green Champion Award 2016, Youth Action Climate Challenge Finalist 2016, and George Ayittey Platinum Prize Winner 2015.

I have a mini-MBA from Lagos Business School and a B-Tech. from Federal University of Technology Akure.

I am always interested in pursuing new opportunities and can be reached at

  • Work
    • RenewDrive
  • Education
    • Federal University of Technology Akure