Dr. Abiodun Paul Afolabi originates from the Oka-Akoko region of Ondo state, Nigeria. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Adekunle Ajasin University and the University of Lagos respectively. He attained his Ph.D. from the Department of Philosophy at Rhodes University in South Africa. Since 2009, he has been a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians, West Africa.

Dr. Afolabi bagged a doctoral scholarship from the Allan Gray Centre for Leadership Ethics at Rhodes University from 2019 to 2021. Additionally, in 2023, he held the position of visiting research fellow at the college of fellows, center for interdisciplinary and intercultural studies at Tubingen University in Germany and organized a workshop on Eco-phenomenology in African Lifeworld. He also maintains an affiliation with the University of Pretoria in South Africa as a research fellow until 2025.

With a strong background in teaching and research at the higher education level, Dr. Afolabi has mentored numerous students in Nigeria and South Africa. Dr. Afolabi’s budding career has seen him present research papers at academic conferences and workshops across Nigeria, South Africa, Switzerland, and Germany. He is particularly dedicated to tackling sustainable development and global (environmental) justice issues affecting vulnerable populations worldwide, with a focus on African societies. He is a member of following associations; Philosophers Association of Nigeria, Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), South African Society for Environmental Philosophy (SASEP), Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE), U.S.A, Indigenous Climate Action (ICA), Canada. He is currently a faculty member at Adekunle Ajasin University in Akungba-Akoko, Nigeria. His research focuses on applied ethics, climate change ethics, environmental philosophy, migration, global justice, bio-politics, and eco-phenomenology.