The CMARN Steering Group provides overall leadership and coordination of core CMARN activities. Meet the members of the Steering Group below!
Dr Nicodemus Nyandiko
Masinde Muliro University of
Science & Technology, Kenya
Dr Nicodemus Nyandiko is a Senior Lecturer/Researcher in the Department of Disaster Management and Sustainable Development of Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST), Kenya. He holds a PhD in Disaster Management and Sustainable Development and is a member of the Africa Science and Technology Advisory Group for Disaster Risk Reduction. His research interests spanning over a 20-year period focus on food security, climate change and disaster risk reduction.
Prof Ademola Jegede
University of Venda
Professor Ademola Oluborode Jegede is a Professor of Law and an NRF-rated researcher in the School of Law, University of Venda, Thohoyandou, South Africa. He holds degrees from Obafemi Awolowo
University Ile-Ife, University of Ibadan and the Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria. He has been a research visitor to the Centre for International Environmental Law, USA and Human Rights Institute at Abo Akademi, Finland. His research principally focuses on the interface of climate change and biodiversity loss with the human rights of vulnerable populations.
Dr Oluwatoyin Adejonwo
University of Lagos, Nigeria
Dr Adejonwo is a lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Lagos. She holds a doctorate in
International Environmental Law from the School of Law, University of Dundee. Her research interests
and expertise span governance of the climate change process, the legal and regulatory frameworks governing the process, and the linkages with sustainable development, climate finance, and climate adaptation and mitigation. Dr Adejonwo is a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Lagos and a Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. She has taught environmental law at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels at universities in Scotland and South Africa. She serves on the Committee of Experts providing legal, advisory and technical support on climate change to the Department of Climate Change (DCC) of the Federal Ministry of Environment, Nigeria.
Dr Cheikh Tidiane Wade
Assane Seck University,
Dr Cheikh Tidiane Wade is a geographer at Assane Seck University, Senegal. Since 2009, he has been
working on climate change issue with UN-Habitat's Cities and Climate Change Initiative (CCCI), a
program that seeks to enhance the preparedness and mitigation activities of cities in developing
countries. Since 2014, he has been coordinating the PRISE programm in West Africa, a research program that aims to catalyse inclusive climate resilient development in African and Asian semi-arid lands (SALs). Dr Wade is a member of the Research Group on Migration and Society in Gaston Berger University.
Dr Tamara Wood
Kaldor Centre for
International Refugee Law,
UNSW Sydney, Australia
Dr Wood is a Visiting Fellow at the Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law, UNSW Sydney, and a Postdoctoral Researcher (external) at the Hertie School, Berlin. Her research
interests are in international and regional refugee law, disaster and climate-related mobility,
free movement of persons agreements and complementary pathways to protection. She has published widely on these topics and acted as a consultant and advisor to the Platform on Disaster Displacement, Nansen Initiative on Disaster-Induced Cross-Border Displacement, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Institute for Security Studies Africa and the World Bank. Dr Wood is the Co-Chair of the CMARN Steering Group.