Dr. Kafayat Adetoun Fakoya holds the position of Senior Lecturer in the Department of Fisheries, Lagos State University and is the Executive Secretary, Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries Section (GAFS). Her works include research on social and ecological issues affecting small-scale fisheries (SSF) and aquaculture, fisheries biology, food security and gender. She is an advocate of participatory action research and identifies integration of local knowledge with scientific knowledge as critical to improved decision-making. Dr. Fakoya served as a case study author and gender advisor in the Illuminating Hidden Harvests Nigeria SSF. She has participated in national validation workshops for aquaculture and fisheries policies, fisheries improvement projects and shrimp fishery pre-assessment. Also, she has contributed to position statements on Committee on World Food Security (CFS) Voluntary Guidelines on Food Systems and Nutrition, and implementation efforts on the SSF Fisheries Guidelines. She is well published, enjoys reading and is married with children.