Enoch Okoli has been working closely in strategic planning with Avalon’s Directors over the years, in the evolution of our sustainable development policy, designs and operating systems, helping to ensure that our organizational goals are implemented in alignment with Avalon’s mission and guiding principles.  He is currently engaged with a contract in the Middle East, and we look forward to his continued involvement with Avalon when he returns to Canada.

Enoch is a Registered Professional Town Planner and has dual citizenship in both Nigeria and Canada.  Completing his academic and professional education in Nigeria, Ghana and Canada, he has over 30 years of experience in Town Planning and related fields, including Land Use Planning and Implementation, Planning Administration, Planning Policy Formulation, Implementation and Review and Inter-Agency Coordination.

From 1969 to 1974, Enoch served as the officer in charge of physical planning activities in the 52 resettlement townships of the Volta River Authority (VRA) in Ghana.  On return to Nigeria from Ghana, and between 1974 and 1991, he held various senior planning positions with the State Government, and also served as the Chief Executive/Secretary of large town planning authorities such as the Onitsha Town Planning Authority, the Enugu Planning Authority and the Abakaliki Town Planning Authority. 

From 1992 to 2001, Enoch served on contract as a Senior Planner with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Agriculture in the State of Qatar in the Middle East.  He provided significant professional contributions to the Planning Department in the preparation and subsequent implementation of the Physical Development Plan (PDP) for Qatar.  His work included preparation and review of Zoning and Development Regulations, as well as providing advice on Development Application requests by the Public and Private Sectors, among other key planning duties.

In June 2005, he was invited by the Urban Planning and Development Authority (UPDA) in Qatar as an Expert to assist the Planning Department again.  He recently completed his work in Qatar with the Planning Department of the Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning as Senior Urban Planner and as a Core Member of the multi-disciplinary team charged with preparing the Qatar National Master Plan (QNMP) to guide existing and future development of Qatar up to the year 2032.

Enoch is a Member of the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (MNITP), a Registered Town Planner (RTP) by the Town Planners Registration Council of Nigeria and a Member (Provisional) of the Canadian Institute of Planners.  He had the privilege of being the 1983 recipient of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) Certificate for “outstanding achievement in the study of town planning” at the University of Manitoba where he obtained a Masters of City Planning Degree (MCP) in the same year.  Enoch also holds a diploma in physical planning from the University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana, as well as a diploma in 'Building and Architecture' from the Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, Nigeria.

Throughout his career, Enoch's guiding principle has always been “service with devotion and integrity for God and humanity, with due recognition of and regard for the interests of all parties involved.”  He brings his international planning and design expertise to Avalon's sustainability services and projects like the World Centre and Sustainability District.  He is also committed to helping Avalon fulfill its mission in promoting global humanitarian outreach, interfaith fellowship and multicultural understanding.