Two Research Fellows from the Institute,

Associate Professor Emmanuel Okon and Dr, Irekpitan Okukpon were among six Nigerians whose abstracts were accepted to  present papers at the 5th Symposium and 4th Scientific Conference of the Association of Environmental Law Lecturers in African Universities (ASSELAU. The Conference, which was jointly organized by the Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung, as part of its Climate Policy and Energy Security for Sub-Saharan Africa Programme (KAS CLESAP) and ASSELAU, held in Yaounde, Cameroon on the 11th and 12th January 2018. The Conference hosted a plethora of environmental law lecturers in sub-Saharan Africa, facilitating networking and further research opportunities.

The paper presentations by the Research Fellows were: ‘Achieving Sustainability of Nigeria’s Marine Fisheries Resources in the Era of Climate Change’ by Associate Professor Emmanuel Okon; and ‘Water Security and Environmental Justice in Nigeria and South Africa: Achievable Concord or Discordant Alliance?’ by Dr. Irekpitan Okukpon. The papers were well received and provided a platform for robust discussions and future alliances with other environmental law lecturers/researchers.

The abstract of the draft papers can be viewed at: