LUCAS & GCRF-AFRICAP Knowledge Sharing Seminar: ‘Individual adaptation strategies to flooding in a low income urban setting in Nigeria’ with Dr Pedi Obani (United Nations University)

We are pleased to invite you to this GCRF-AFRICAP knowledge-sharing seminar organised jointly with the Leeds University Centre for African Studies (LUCAS):


Guest speaker: Dr Pedi Obani, Research Fellow in the United Nations University – Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA)

Title: Individual adaptation strategies to flooding in a low income urban setting in Nigeria

Date and time: Monday 21 October 2019, 11am

Location: Meeting Room 1, Level 13, Edward Boyle Library, University of Leeds / Register for webinar at:

Chair: Dr Adriaan van Klinken, Director of LUCAS


Overview: Most fast growing cities across Africa are experiencing the negative impacts of the convergence of urbanisation and climate change. Climate change itself exposes individuals, communities, common goods and infrastructure to flooding, heat, and other extreme weather events in a way that compromises the delivery of basic services and human wellbeing. Very often, the negative impacts are exacerbated by intervening factors such as poverty and the failure of relevant institutions to support effective adaptation and mitigation. This research explores individual adaptation strategies to flooding and assesses their impacts and sustainability in the context of a low income urban setting in Benin City, Nigeria. It further examines the interplay between urban planning laws and processes, and local adaptation strategies.


Speaker bio: Dr Pedi Obani is a research fellow at the United Nations University-Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA). She is also a research fellow with the Earth Systems Governance project. Her research interests include promoting inclusive development and environmental sustainability, mainly through an analysis of multi-level governance, legal pluralism and the application of transdisciplinary research methodology.


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