Huzi I. Mshelia is the NDC Partnership In-Country Facilitator for Nigeria embedded within the Department of Climate Change of the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Environment. He completed a master’s degree Program in Environmental Resource Management. Huzi has a legal background working as an independent consultant on policy and legal issues on climate change, energy and environment. As a consultant, he has worked with a wide variety of entities including the Organization of Economic Development and Cooperation (OECD), African Development Bank (AfDB), Green Climate Fund (GCF), Adaptation Fund (AF), Winrock International, USAID, and South-South North. He was a member of the World Bank/UNEP Finance Initiative Study Team, member of the Africa /Global Partnership -Low Emission Development Strategies (GP-LEDS), and still serves as member of National Steering Committee, GEF-Small Grant Programme in Nigeria. He also served as Chairman, Governing Council of the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA); Member, Presidential Council on Afforestation for the Great Green Wall Program; Member, Legal Committee for the National Council on Privatization (NCP); and pioneer member, Legal Expert Group to the African Group of Negotiators to the UNFCCC.
This position is supported by the Government of the United Kingdom.