Stephen Taiwo Onifade (PhD) is a University Teacher at the University of Vaasa, Finland. He also conducts research in the areas of Sustainable Development, Energy, Environmental & Resource Economics. He is passionate about developmental issues in emerging economies, Africa; especially among sub-Saharan African countries. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed scientific publications including articles, along with several book chapters. Stephen's work is making impacts, and a Stanford University study recognizes him as one of the top 2% of scientists globally in 2023. Some of his research work have featured in leading journals including; Sustainable Development, Energy Economics, Journal of Cleaner Production, Environmental Impact Assessment Reviews, International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology, Sustainable Energy Technologies & Assessment, Energy & Environment, and Journal of Economic Structures among others. He speaks English, Turkish, Yoruba, and recently hopes to add Finnish & Swedish to his spoken languages.