POPULATION-ENVIRONMENT-DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH GROUP (PEDRG)
The nexus between Population, development and the environmental quality has remained an issue of debate. While some schools of thought believe that human use of the environment for developmental activities induces environmental stress, others are of the view that the environment influences man’s quality of life and developmental ideologies. The implication is that population is not only seen to constitute challenges but can also under the right circumstances, provide important opportunities for sustainable development.
The divergent views however, point to the difficulty in reaching definitive conclusions about the relationship between population, development and environmental sustainability. Part of the difficulty is that they are not independent issues but are intimately related. As a result, there is the need for an understanding not only of how they are unique, but also of how they are linked. It is against this background that a research group that provides empirical and quantitative evidence of demographic, development and environmental sustainability linkages and how opportunities in one sector reinforce those in another becomes imperative.
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) may be conceived as exemplifying the implications of the multifaceted interaction of population, and environment on development. The MDGs have been indicators of development in the early 21st century although its level of achievement has varied between countries and regions. Now that the world is approaching the twilight of the MDGs, there is need to focus on post-2015 Development Goals and Targets. Achieving post-2015 goals will to a large extent hinge on the quality of the population and environment. The Population-Environment-Development Research Group (PEDRG), as this group will be known, will explore linkages between population and environment and effects of the linkages in the context of post-2015 development agendas in Nigeria and Africa.
COMPOSITION AND PROPOSED ACTIVITY SCOPE OF GROUP
|I.A Madu||Male||Professor||Coordinator||PhD||Rural Geography|
|T.C Nzeadibe||Male||Senior Lecturer||Member||PhD||Environmental Management|
|C.K Ajaero||Male||Lecturer I||Member||PhD||Population Geography|
|T.I Akukwe||Female||Lecturer II||Member/ Postgraduate Student||M.Sc||Environmental Management|
|O.G. Omeh||Female||Graduate Assistant||Member/ Postgraduate Student||B.Sc
Themes to be addressed in this research group include, but are not limited to Population and settlement ; Urban and Rural Development; Climate change Impacts and Vulnerability Assessments, Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIA), Quality of Life, Political Ecologies of Environmental and Resource Conflicts, Migration and Livelihoods; Solid Waste Management and Pollution Control, Flooding and Land Degradation.
To be explored also is the issue of human agency in initiating action and remedial measures for socio-environmental problems and conflicts associated with exploitation and utilization of resources such as oil and gas, solid minerals, and contestations of natural resources and space in the quest for a livelihood such as the ubiquitous informal economy of African cities. Also, the political and institutional constraints to these and the policy approaches to improving lives of actors in the informal sphere of human activity at the dawn of the post-2015 development period will be looked at.
PREVIOUS RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
Members of the Population-Environment-Development Research Group (PEDRG) have been involved as individuals and as teams in projects and publications in such areas as climate change, environmental and social impact assessment, quality of life research and community development, waste recycling and livelihoods, land use planning , oil and gas exploration and production, migration and livelihoods, fertility and mortality issues among other things. Some of these studies have recently been published in high impact journals such as Waste Management, Journal of Environmental Management, Habitat International, Applied Spatial Analysis ad Policy, Applied Research in Quality of Life, Review of African Political Economy etc.
Members of the Group have also competed for and won research grants and fellowships from reputable organizations such as the International Foundation for Science (IFS), Stockholm, African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS) Nairobi, Kenya, the Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala, Sweden, and University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), The U.S. Army Research Laboratory and the U.S. Army Research Office, among others
c/o Prof. I. A Madu
Department of Geography
University of Nigeria, 410001 Nsukka
Enugu State, Nigeria
CVs of members of the PEDRG are attached.
CURRICLUM VITAE OF PROFESSOR IGNATIUS ANI MADU
Name: Prof. Ignatius Ani Madu
State of Origin: Enugu
Local Government Area: Nsukka
Home town: Eha-Alumona
Marital Status: Married with four male children
Academic qualifications :
- Premier Primary School Eha-Alumona (FSLC) 1970-1975
- Nsukka High School, Nsukka. (WASC) 1976-1981
- University of Nigeria, Nsukka. (B.Sc. – Geog.) 1981-1985
- University of Nigeria, Nsukka. (P. G. D. E.) 1989-1990
- University of Nigeria, Nsukka. (M. Sc. –Geog) 1992-1994
- University of Nigeria, Nsukka. (Ph.D. –Rural Geog) 1995-2000
- Chairman, Faculty Environmental Committee, Faculty of the Social Sciences, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. 2001 – 2006
- Co-ordinator, Postgraduate Programme, Department of Geography, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. 2002 – 2008
- Staff Adviser, Faculty of the Social Sciences Students Association (FOSSA) 2006 – 2008
- Faculty Environmental Committee Chairman 2002-2005
- Departmental Examination Committee Chairman 2000-2007
- Member, Faculty publication Committee Member 2006- 2009
- Coordinator, Research and Consultancy, Centre for Environmental Management and Control, University o f Nigeria Enugu Campus -2006-Date
- Head Department of Geography, University of Nigeria, Nsukka August 2008-August 2010
- Faculty of the Social Sciences representative on Postgraduate Board, University of Nigeria Nsukka 2012- 2014
- Dean, Faculty of the Social Sciences, University of Nigeria Nsukka 2014- Date
Prof. Madu has benefited either singly or with other researchers from a number of sponsored research from different funding agencies such African Technological Policy Studies (ATPS) Network, Nairobi; Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) and The U.S. Army Research Laboratory and the U.S. Army Research Office.
MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES OR ORGANIZATIONS
- Association of Nigerian Geographers (ANG)
- Global Development Network
- Environment, Health and Development Network
· Rural Geography Research Group
A good number of publications in both local and international journals Co-authored a book on population and rural development and written many chapters in books Attended a number of international and local workshops/conferences and my papers published in the proceedings
TEACHING AND RESEARCH INTERESTS
- Rural settlement systems and land Resource Management
- Population, Environment and development linkages
- Environmental Protection and Management,
- Geography and development
- Spatial Inequality in socio-Economic development
- Climate change
CURRICULUM VITAE OF DR. THADDEUS CHIDI NZEADIBE
NAME IN FULL Thaddeus Chidi Nzeadibe
HOME ADDRESS No. 239 Ikejiani Avenue, University of Nigeria,
Nsukka Campus, Enugu State, Nigeria.
CONTACT ADDRESS: Department of Geography, University of Nigeria, 410001,
TEL: +234 803 772 7927
NATIONALITY/STATE OF ORIGIN Nigerian/Imo
MARITAL STATUS Married
CURRENT POSITION: Senior Lecturer/ Postgraduate Coordinator, Department of Geography, University of Nigeria, Nsukka (2012- date)
EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS WITH DATES: 1. Ph.D, Environmental Management
University of Nigeria, Nsukka (May 2011)
- M.Sc., Environmental Management
(University of Nigeria, Nsukka (2006).
- B.Sc., Geography (2nd Class Upper Division) (University of Nigeria, Nsukka (1998)
- Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSCE)
Enyiogugu Secondary School, Mbaise (1991)
- First School Leaving Certificate (FSLC)
Town School Umuanuma, Nguru Mbaise (1985)
RELEVANT RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
Date Position & Organization
01 Oct. 2013 – Date Senior Lecturer & Coordinator of Postgraduate Programmes, , Department of Geography, University of
02 Sept. – 29 Nov. 2013 Visiting Scholar, the Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala,
01 Oct. 2010 – 30 Sept. 2013 Lecturer I, Department of Geography, University of
01 Oct. 2007– 30 Sept. 2010 Lecturer II, Department of Geography, University of
05 2006 – 01 Oct.2007 Assistant Lecturer, Department of Geography, University
of Nigeria, Nsukka.
2001- 05 2006 Graduate Assistant, Department of Geography,
University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Solid Waste in Urban Governance & Resource Management; Informal Economy , Poverty &
Livelihoods; Social Impact Assessment (SIA); Quality of Life (QoL) Research; Climate Change Governance,
Awareness and Indigenous Innovations for Adaptation; Garbage Geographies; Political Ecology
LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANCY
I have served as SIA Consultant on a number of oil and gas projects in Nigeria. Also serve as Socioeconomic and Waste Management Expert to Federal Ministry of Environment EIA Review Panels. Consultant to United Nations Environment Programme for the Global Waste Management Outlook (GWMO) (2014) among others.
Awarded grants and fellowships by the Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala, Sweden. ; the African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS), Nairobi; the International Foundation for Science (IFS) Sweden.
MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES/ RESEARCH NETWORKS:
Member: Association of Nigerian Geographers; Sustainability Transitions Research Network; Senior Research Fellow , Institute of French Research in Africa; International Partnership for Expanding Waste Management Services of Local Authorities (IPLA); Informal Waste Sector Thinking Group; African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS); Global Development Network (GDNET); Collaborative Working Group on Solid Waste Management in Middle- and Low-income countries (CWG).
- Nzeadibe, T.C. and Adama, O. (2015) Ingrained inequalities?: Deconstructing gendered spaces in
the informal waste economy of Nigerian cities . Urban Forum (Springer).
- 2. Nzeadibe, C. and Mbah, P.O.(2015).Beyond urban vulnerability: Interrogating social sustainability of a
livelihood in the Nigerian informal economy. Review of African Political Economy. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03056244.2014.997692
- Nzeadibe, T.C.(2013). Informal waste management in Africa: Perspectives and lessons from Nigerian
garbage geographies. Geography Compass 7(10), 729–744. DOI: 10.1111/gec3.12072.
- Nzeadibe, T.C and Anyadike, R.N.C. (2012).Social participation in city governance and urban livelihoods:
Constraints to the informal recycling economy in Aba, Nigeria. City, Culture and Society 3(4), 313-325. DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2012.10.001.
- Nzeadibe, T.C., Anyadike, R.N.C. and Njoku-Tony, R.F. (2012). A mixed methods approach to vulnerability
and quality of life assessment of waste picking in urban Nigeria. Applied Research in Quality of Life. 7(4),351-370. DOI: 10.1007/s11482-012-9171-0.
- Nzeadibe T.C., Egbule, C.L., Chukwuone, N.A., Agwu, A.E and Agu, V.C (2012). Indigenous innovations for
climate change adaptation in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. Environment, Development and Sustainability, 14(6), 901-914. DOI: 10.1007/s10668-012-9359-3.
- Nzeadibe, T.C. and Ajaero, C.K (2011). Development impact of advocacy initiatives in solid waste
management in Nigeria. Environment, Development and Sustainability,13(1)163-177.
- 8. Nzeadibe, T.C. and Anyadike, R.N.C (2010).Solid waste governance innovations: an appraisal of recent
developments in the informal sector niche in urban Nigeria. Geography Compass. 4 (9) 1284–1296. DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-8198.2010.00385.x
- Nzeadibe, T.C, Ayadiuno, R.U and Akukwe, T.I. (2010).Solid waste governance in Owerri urban area,
Nigeria: problems and prospects. Waste Management, 30 (2), 355-357.
- Nzeadibe, T.C and C.K Ajaero.(2010). Assessment of socio-economic characteristics and quality of life
expectations in rural communities of Enugu State, Nigeria. Applied Research in Quality of Life. 5 (4) 353-371. DOI: 10.1007/s11482-010-9096-4.
- Nzeadibe, T.C (2009). Solid waste reforms and informal recycling in Enugu urban area, Nigeria. Habitat
International, 33 (1) 93-99. DOI:10.1016/j.habitatint.2008.05.006.
CURRICULUM VITAE OF DR.CHUKWUEDOZIE K. AJAERO
Name Chukwuedozie Kelechukwu AJAERO
Discipline Population Geography
Marital Status Married
Job Title Lecturer I
Contact Address Department of Geography, University of Nigeria,
410001 Nsukka, Nigeria.
Education University of Nigeria, Nsukka (2013),
Ph.D (Population Geography).
University of Nigeria, Nsukka (2006),
University of Nigeria, Nsukka(2002),
- Sc., Geography.(Second Class,Upper Division)
February, 2007- Till date Lecturer, Department of Geography, University of Nigeria, Nsukka
January-February, 2007 Administrative Officer II, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching
2004 – 2006 Geography Tutor and Vice Principal, All Saints’ (Diocesan)
Secondary School, Oraifite, Nigeria.
Migration, Inequality and Livelihood studies, Population and Health Studies, Population-Environment
Linkages , Social Impact Assessment/Quality of Life Studies.
Research Skills/Expertise: MS-Office Applications; SPSS Package Program; STATA Program; GIS Application; Social Research Methods; Social Impact Assessment (SIA)
- International Foundation for Science (IFS) Sweden, Second Grant for the project Flood-induced Migration and Food Security Status of Migrant Female-headed Households in Rural Communities of Anambra State, Nigeria (2014).
- International Foundation for Science (IFS) Sweden, First Grant for the project Spatial Impacts of Rural-Urban Migration on Rural Livelihoods in Southeastern Geo-political Zone of Nigeria (2008).
- Travel Award by Population Association of America (PAA) to attend the 2010 PAA Annual Meeting held on 15th -17th April at Dallas, Texas, USA.
- Travel Award by PAA to attend a Capacity Building Training Programme at Carolina Population Center(CPC) of the University of North Carolina under Prof. Richard Bilsborrow on 18th to 23rd April, 2010.
- Travel Award by United Nations University and the Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) to attend the 2010 Summer Academy on Social Vulnerability at Schloss Hohenkammer, Germany, 25 to 31 July 2010.
- 6. Travel Award by IUSSP to attend IUSSP Seminar on Internal Migration and Urbanisation and their Socioeconomic Impacts in Developing Countries: Challenges and Policy Responses, Fuzhou, China, 10-12 December, 2011
- C.K. Ajaero, A.T. Mozie, C. Okeke, J. Okpanachi and C. Onyishi : The desertification-migration nexus: implications for
socio-ecological conflicts in Nigeria. Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences (Article in press)
- B.C. Diara, C.K. Ajaero and N.U. Asogwa (2014): The linkages between ecological insecurity and lack of peace in the Nigerian society. Pensee Journal (ISI indexed), Vol. 76 (9), 228- 245. http://penseejournal.com/auto/index.php/pdf/stream
- J.C.Chukwuorji and C.K. Ajaero (2014): Resilience in Igbo Rural Community Adolescents and Young Adults. Journal of Social Sciences. 10 (3):86-96. doi:10.3844/jsssp.2014.86.96. (http://www.thescipub.com/jss.toc)
- C.K. Ajaero and I.A. Madu (2014).Rural-Urban Migration and Livelihoods in South Eastern Nigeria. Developing
Country Studies, 4(6), 6-15. (Indexed by EBSCO)
- C.K. Ajaero (2014). Mapping the Livelihood Status of Migrant-Sending Rural Households in Southeastern Nigeria.
IOSR Journal Of Humanities And Social Science, 19(3), 128-136
- C.K. Ajaero and I.A. Madu (2013): Analysis of the Impacts of Rural-Urban Migration on Socioeconomic Development of Rural Communities of Southeastern Nigeria. International Journal of Research in Arts and Social Sciences Vol. 6 pp 433-450.
- C.K. Ajaero and P.C.Onokala (2013): The Effects of Rural-Urban Migration on Rural Communities of Southeastern Nigeria.International Journal of Population Research. Hindawi Publishers.Vol.2013 pp 1-10. Available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/610193.
- C.K. Ajaero and O.L. Owoh (2013): “The Pattern and Determinants of Infant Mortality in Rural Nigeria” Innovare Journal of Social Sciences.Vol.1 (1) 10-14. Available at http://innovareacademics.in/journals/index.php/ijss/article/view/339
- C.K. Ajaero, T.C. Nzeadibe and I.G. Ikejiofor (2013): Estimating the regional impact of CO2 emissions on
environment of Africa. Nigerian Journal of Social Sciences Vol. 9 (1) 62-77
10.C.K. Ajaero, I.A. Madu and A.T.Mozie (2013): “Appraisal of the Factors of Rural-Urban Migration in Southeastern Nigeria” Innovare Journal of Social Sciences . Vol. 1 (2) 1-8. Available at http://innovareacademics.in/journals/index.php/ijss/article/view/536
11.C.K. Ajaero and O.I. Okafor (2011): “Selectivity and determinants of rural-urban migration into Lagos State, Nigeria”. Nigerian Journal of Geography and the Environment. Vol. 2, No. 1 pp214-229
12.C.K. Ajaero.(2011) “ A comparative evaluation of the impact of population and wealth distribution on the environment of West Africa”. African Population Studies.Vol. 25, No. 1 pp 63-72.
- 13. Nzeadibe, T.C and K. Ajaero (2011). Development impact of advocacy initiatives in solid waste management in Nigeria. Environment, Development and Sustainability. Vol, 13(1) pp 163-177. DOI 10.1007/s10668-010-9254- 8.Springer Publishers.
- Nzeadibe , T.C and C.K Ajaero.(2010). Assessment of socio-economic characteristics and quality of life expectations in rural communities of Enugu State, Nigeria. Applied Research in Quality of Life .5(4) 353-371. DOI 10.1007/s11482-010-1996- 4.
- 15. E.U. Ejekwumadu, I.A. Madu and K. Ajaero (2009):“The effects of migration and fertility on the age-sex structure of Lagos State, Nigeria”. Economia Seria Management. Vol. 12. No. 2 pp28-38
- C.K. Ajaero and I.A. Madu (2008): “Determinants of health facility utilization in Enugu State, Nigeria.”.Nigerian Journal of Geography and the Environment. Vol. 1pp 34-47.
- C.K. Ajaero (2007): “Knowledge and attitude of adolescents towards the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Nnewi Urban, Southeastern Nigeria” Nigeria Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences. Vol I .pp 12-21.
- C.K. Ajaero and I.A. Madu (2007): “Healthcare seeking behavior of the population of Enugu State, Nigeria”. Nigerian Journal of Social Sciences Vol. 4. No. 1pp113-123
CURRICULUM VITAE OF MISS THECLA I. AKUKWE
Name: AKUKWE, Thecla Iheoma Sex: Female
Marital Status: Single Nationality: Nigerian
Department: Geography Field of Specialisation: Environmental Management
Current Position: Lecturer II Employer: University of Nigeria, Nsukka
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: +2348065132003
2009- 2012 University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria
M.Sc in Geography (Environmental Management)
2004 -2007 University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria
B.Sc in Geography (First Class Honours)
2000 -2003 University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria
Diploma in Environmental Protection and Management (Distinction)
WORK /PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2013 – present Lecturer II in the Department of Geography, UNN
2012 – 2013 Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Geography, UNN
2009 – 2012 Graduate Assistant in the Department of Geography, UNN
- Disaster Risk Management
- Flood Vulnerability and Adaptation
- Climate Change
- Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
- Natural resources and sustainable development
GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS
- Netherlands Fellowship Programme on Capacity Building in Flood Risk Management, UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, Delft (10th-28th June, 2013).
- AWA project WP5 Education, Training and Capacity-building in Marine Protected Areas: Management Challenges, Dakar Senegal (4th-8th December, 2014).
- Field Research Assistant for the research project: Resilient Agriculture-based livelihoods and Resilient Agricultural Landscape? (RESALL) Adaptation to climate change in African agriculture, carried out in selected towns in Anambra State of Nigeria from 29th July, 2013 to 28th August, 2013
- Best Final Year student in Environmental Protection and Management (sub-degree/diploma), Department of Geography for the 2002/2003 session.
- Best Final Year student in the Department of Geography prize for the 2006/2007 Session by the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
- Best Graduate in Geography Department Prize for the 2006/2007 Session by Chief Enoch Ifediora Oli.
- Akukwe, T.I. (2007). Environmental Quality and the Impact of Bureau for Environment and Sanitation in Owerri Urban Area, Imo State, Nigeria. A B.Sc project submitted to the Department of Geography, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
- Ajaero, C.K., Akukwe, T.I. and Asuoha, G.C (2009). Climate Change: Concepts and Issues . A paper presented at the National Conference on Climate Change and the Nigerian Environment held from 29th June to 2nd July, 2009 at the Princess Alexandria Auditorium, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
- Nzeadibe, T.C., Ayadiuno, R.U. and Akukwe, T.I. (2010). Solid waste governance in Owerri urban area, Nigeria: problems and prospects. Waste Management 30 (2) 355–359. DOI:10.1016/j.wasman.2009.11.009.
- Akukwe, T.I. (2012). Vulnerability and Adaptation to Flooding in Port Harcourt Metropolis, Nigeria. An M.Sc Research submitted to the School of Post Graduate Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
- Akukwe, T.I. and Odum, C.J. (2014). Application of GIS to Tourism in Nigeria. A paper presented at 2nd Annual Conference of the Association for Tourism Development in Nigeria (ATDiN) on Transforming the Tourism Industry in Nigeria from the 7th to 9th September, 2014 at the Faculty of Arts Auditorium, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
- Akukwe, T.I. and Odum, C.J. (2014). Designing and Developing a GIS Database for Tourism in Nigeria: The Case of Anambra State. Journal of Humanities and Social Science (IOSR-JHSS), IOSR. Volume 19, Issue 10, Ver. VIII, PP 109-120. DOI: 9790/0837-19108109120. Available at http://www.iosrjournals.org/iosr-jhss/papers/Vol19-issue10/Version-8/O019108109120.pdf
- Akukwe, T.I. (2014). Determinants of Flooding in Port Harcourt Metropolis, Nigeria. Journal of Humanities and Social Science (IOSR-JHSS), IOSR. Volume 19, Issue 11, Ver. VIII, PP 64-72. Available at http://www.iosrjournals.org/iosr-jhss/papers/Vol19-issue11/Version-8/L0191186472.pdf
- Akukwe, T.I. and Ogbodo, C. (2014). Spatial analysis of vulnerability to flooding in Port Harcourt Metropolis, Nigeria (forthcoming).
CURRICULUM VITAE OF ONYINYECHI G. OMEH
Full Name: OMEH, Onyinyechi Gift
Date of Birth: 7th October, 1988
Place of Birth: Lagos state, Nigeria.
State of Origin: Enugu State
Local Government: Igbo-Eze North L.G.A
Marital Status: Single
Contact Address: Department of Geography
University of Nigeria, Nsukka
Enugu State, Nigeria
E-mail Address: email@example.com
Educational Qualifications with Dates:
- University of Nigeria, Nsukka
M.Sc Urban Geography (2015)
- University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State (2007-2011)
B.Sc Geography [First Class Honors]
- Our Lady Apostles Secondary School, Yaba, Lagos State (1999-2005)
Senior Secondary School Certificate
- Nazareth Nursery & Primary School, Lagos State (1993-1999)
First School Leaving Certificate.
- Fakunle Comprehensive High School 2012-2013Teaching Assistant
- NYSC MGDs 2012-2013General Secretary
- Department of Geography University of Nigeria,
Nsukka. 2013 Graduate Assistant
- Best Graduating Student Department of Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences
University of Nigeria, Nsukka. 2011
- Chief Ifediora Oli prize award for the Best graduating Geography student 2012