OGEES DIRECTOR TO DELIVER INAUGURAL CLIMATE AND ENERGY JUSTICE LECTURE IN FLORIDA,UNITED STATES

Created on Saturday, 21 March 2015 05:15

 

OGEES Director, Dr. Damilola S. Olawuyi has been invited to deliver the 1st Annual Climate and Energy Justice Lecture at the Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Law, United States scheduled for March 26, 2015.  Dr. Olawuyi will deliver a paper titled“Advancing Climate Justice in International Law: Evaluating the United Nations Human Rights Based Approach”. This event is organized by the FAMU College of Law Center for International Law and Justice (CILJ) and Environment, Development and Justice Program (EDJP). 

 

Dr. Olawuyi will also speak as a panelist at the 2015 EnergyWaterFoodNexus conference at the School of Environment of the Florida A&M University, scheduled to hold on March 27 and 28, 2015. At the Nexus Conference, Dr. Olawuyi will deliver a paper titled: "Water for Food, Energy and Sustainable Development–Addressing Legal and Policy Barriers to the Advancement of Water Technology and Enterprises"

 

To request for Dr. Olawuyi's double presentation, please contact info@ogeesinstitute.edu.ng

 

 

PRESIDENT AND FOUNDER AWARDED HONORARY DEGREE BY THE UNIVERSITY OF LONDON.

Created on Thursday, 12 March 2015 08:15

 

The President and Founder of the OGEES Institute, Aare Afe Babalola has been awarded a honorary doctorate degree in law (LLD) by the University of London, on Mach 11, 2015 at the Barbican Center, London. The award was presented by the University of London’s Chancellor, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal. This historical event was witnessed by several high level officials of the Nigerian government, captains of industries and members of the legal profession, including OGEES Director, Dr. Damilola S. Olawuyi.

 

More information is available here; while you can view the proceedings here.

 

We all at the OGEES Institute congratulate the Founder for yet another remarkable acheivement and wish him even more.

 

 

OGEES DIRECTOR "IGNITES SPARK" IN CANADA

Created on Saturday, 14 February 2015 05:15

 

OGEES Director, Dr. Damilola S. Olawuyi will join a distinguished roster of leading researchers, top entrepreneurs, and accomplished regulators in Calgary, Canada on February 13-14, 2015 at the 2015 International Conference of the Canadian Association of Environmental Law Societies (CAELS). This year's conference is themed, "IGNITING A SPARK: INNOVATIONS AND SOLUTIONS FOR CANADA'S ENVIRONMENT, and is hosted by the University of Calgary, Canada.

 

Dr. Olawuyi will be speaking on legal frameworks for mitigating the social and environmental risks of cross-border pipeline developments in North America and abroad.

 

To request for Dr. Olawuyi's speech, please contact info@ogeesinstitute.edu.ng

 

 

WELCOME TO 2015!

Created on Saturday, 03 January 2015 05:15

 

On behalf of everyone at the OGEES Institute, Afe Babalola University, we would like to wish you and your loved ones a very happy new year.

 

Welcome to 2015!

 

 

OGEES INSTITUTE RELEASES VOL. 4 ISSUE 1 (FALL 2014) OF JOURNAL

Created on Sunday, 07 December 2014 13:28

 

The OGEES Institute is proud to release the Fall 2014 edition (Vol. 4 Issue 1) of the Journal of Sustainable Development Law and Policy. A comprehensive list of the articles published in this edition is now available here.

The Journal of Sustainable Development Law and Policy (JSDLP) is Nigeria’s first interdisciplinary sustainable development journal, published by the OGEES Institute, Afe Babalola University, Nigeria. The journal hopes to foster the rapid dissemination of preliminary research results and other work in progress by teaching and research scholars in Africa and across the world in the area of sustainable development law and policy. The OGEES Institute hopes to publish two issues per year (June and October).

 

The thematic focus of the journal span across broad areas of sustainable development law and policy ranging from the economic, social and environmental dimensions. As such papers that explore broad themes of sustainable development such as agriculture, banking, environment, natural resources, public private partnerships, alternative dispute resolutions, peace, and conflict studies are normally given top consideration.

 

The Editorial Committee of the Journal of Sustainable Development Law and Policy, now welcomes submissions for the fifth edition (Vol. 5, Issue 1 2015) for publication in Spring (June) 2015.

 

The Call for Papers for the Spring 2015 Issue (Vol. 5, No 1, 2015) is now available here.

 

 

OGEES DIRECTOR TO SPEAK IN RUSSIA

Created on Saturday, 22 November 2014 04:27

 

The Executive Director of the OGEES Institute, Dr. Damilola S. Olawuyi has been invited to speak at the 2014 Second International Environmental Law, Scientific and Practical Conferencethemed “Eurasian Integration: Legal and Educational Aspects” scheduled to hold at the Novosibirsk State University, Novosibirsk, Russia, on 3–5 of December 2014.

 

Dr. Olawuyi will be presenting a paper titled “Social and Environmental Risks in Cross-Border Pipeline Projects: Legal Framework for Sustainable Mitigation”. Dr. Olawuyi will join experts, scholars and participants from all over the world to examine and analyse themes on sustainability, integration, safety and International Environmental Law (interecolaw).

 

Please direct all press enquiries to info@ogeesinstitute.edu.ng

 

 

OGEES INSTITUTE RELEASES VOL. 3 ISSUE 1 (SPRING 2014) OF JOURNAL

Created on Saturday, 05 July 2014 06:17

 

The OGEES Institute is proud to release the Spring 2014 edition (Vol. 3 Issue 1) of the Journal of Sustainable Development Law and Policy. A comprehensive list of the articles published in this edition is now available here.

 

The Journal of Sustainable Development Law and Policy (JSDLP) is Nigeria’s first interdisciplinary sustainable development journal, published by the OGEES Institute, Afe Babalola University, Nigeria. The journal hopes to foster the rapid dissemination of preliminary research results and other work in progress by teaching and research scholars in Africa and across the world in the area of sustainable development law and policy. The OGEES Institute hopes to publish two issues per year (June and October).

 

The thematic focus of the journal span across broad areas of sustainable development law and policy ranging from the economic, social and environmental dimensions. As such papers that explore broad themes of sustainable development such as agriculture, banking, environment, natural resources, public private partnerships, alternative dispute resolutions, peace, and conflict studies are normally given top consideration.

 

The Editorial Committee of the Journal of Sustainable Development Law and Policy, now welcomes submissions for the fourth edition (Vol. 4, No 1, 2014) for publication in Fall (October) 2014.

 

The Call for Papers for the Fall 2014 Issue (Vol. 4, No 1, 2014) is now available here

 

 

 

OGEES INSTITUTE APPOINTS NEW SENIOR FELLOW

Created on Friday, 04 July 2014 04:15

 

The Institute for Oil, Gas, Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development (OGEES Institute) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Walters Nsoh Ph.D (Surrey) as the new Senior Fellow for Food and Agricultural Law.  In this capacity, Dr. Nsoh will provide strategic leadership for the research, training and capacity development programs of the Institute in the all important areas of agriculture.

 

Dr. Nsoh is a leader in sustainability research in the areas of forestry, sustainable farming, land use, agriculture, and their cross-cutting interactions with the environment. According to the Executive Director of the Institute, Dr. Damilola S. Olawuyi, "Dr. Nsoh's appointment is strategic as it will officially herald the Institute's research and capacity development agenda in Food and Agriculture. Dr. Nsoh's profile, background and expertise in this area will undoubtedly enrich the Institute and University's focus and leadership in agriculture, farming and sustainable development".

 

Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti (ABUAD) has made an institutional commitment to agriculture and international sustainable development. Afe Babalola University has the largest University farmland and plantation in Nigeria. With about 100 hectares of farmland impeccably apportioned for farming, fishery, processing and packaging, Afe Babalola University has strategically positioned itself to train and equip University graduates with the required skills and practical experience to be leaders in agriculture, and to return Nigeria to an era of sustainable farming. The expansive ABUAD Farm encapsulates the unique vision and passion of the President and Founder of the Universty-Aare Afe Babalola SAN. LLD- to provide total and hollistic education graduates and emerging Nigerian leaders.

 

OGEES Institute will continue to play a pivotal role in providing the required capacity development, research and training needed to realise these lofty goals of the President and Founder of the University.

 

Dr. Nsoh can be reached at wsoh@ogeesinstitute.edu.ng

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS 

 

May 21, 2019

High-Level Policy Dialogue: On Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at the Protea Kuramo Beach Hotel, Victoria Island Lagos, OGEES Institute organized a high-level policy dialogue, and official launching of its report, on environmental risk management in the oil and gas sector. (Guardian News; Enviro News)

The Full Report is available here.

 

 

 

March 17, 2019

 

Transfer of OML 11 to NPDC: OGEES Director, Professor Olawuyi urges caution (Guardian Newspaper)

 

March 05, 2019: Interview with OGEES Director, Professor Olawuyi, 'International law emphasizes need for consent of communities that may be affected by activity or project' (Guardian Newspaper)

 

February 2019

 

February 06, 2019: OGEES Director, Professor Olawuyi comments on uncertainties in Nigeria's oil sector (Guardian Newspaper)

 

January 2019

 

January 27, 2019: Oil Block Renewal in Nigeria: There Is Need For Due Process and Transparency, Olawuyi Insists (Guardian NewspaperInfo Trust)

 

January 14, 2019: Professor Olawuyi comments on subsidy reform in Nigeria ( Daily Trust Newspaper)

 

January 6, 2019: Professor Olawuyi comments on low oil prices and the future of OPEC (Guardian NewspaperAll Africa News)

 

 

December 2018

 

December 17, 2018: Professor Olawuyi to deliver public lecture on Water-Energy-Food Nexus and Sustainable Development at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

 

PUBLICATION UPDATE: The paper back edition of The Human Rights Based Approach to Carbon Finance (Cambridge University Press) is now available.

 

December 5, 2018: OGEES Director, Professor Olawuyi comments on Qatar's exit from OPEC (Guardian Newspaper)

 

November 2018

 

November 29, 2018: Professor Olawuyi leads stakeholder workshop in Abuja, Nigeria on Environmental Standards in Nigeria's Oil Sector (Guardian NewspaperVanguardPunchEnviro News)

 

November 21, 2018: Professor Damilola S. Olawuyi has been elected Vice Chair of the International Law Association. 

 

October 2018

 

NEW PUBLICATION:  Professor Olawuyi is pleased to announce the publication of his latest book: Extractives Industry Law in Africa (Springer, 2018), the first text to deal exclusively with the underpinning legal and governance regimes on extractive investments in Africa.

 

September 2018

 

INTERVIEW: 'Global Pact Will Boost International Environmental Governance' Olawuyi (Guardian Newspaper, September 25, 2018). Also published in Nigerian Lawyers and All Africa News

 

GLOBAL PACT: In a study led by Columbia University, eminent scholars of environmental law and thought leaders, including Professor Olawuyi, have reviewed the promise and potential of the Global Pact for Environment. See here 

 

July 2018
 
Professor Olawuyi bags Cambridge University's Herbert Smith Freehills Visiting Professorship (Peninsula NewspaperGulf Times; Nigerian Lawyers)
 
May 2018
 
OGEES Director, Professor Olawuyi bags IAS Vanguard Fellowship at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. Information here
 
Feb. 2018
 
NEW VOLUME: Professor Olawuyi has served as Guest Editor in Chief of the Global Journal of Comparative Law (Brill) for a special issue on Building an Inclusive Global Rule of Law for the Environment. Published articles are available here
 

OGEES Senior Fellow to speak at the 2017 Energy Transitions Conference in Qatar

Created on Wednesday, 25 November 2017 09:15

 

OGEES Senior Fellow and head of natural resources, energy and environmental law, Dr. Rhuks Ako

has been invited to speak at the 2017 Energy Transition Conference  sponsored by the Qatar National Research Fund. Dr. Ako will be addressing law and policy frameworks for promoting low carbon transition in resource rich developing countries. The Conference is scheduled for November 26-27, 2017 at the Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar.

 

OGEES Institute is proud to serve as a institutional partner for this high level event which will feature presentations from scholars and experts from all over the world, including Professor Damilola S. Olawuyi, Professor Alastair R. Lucas (Calgary), Professor Mike Burger (Columbia Law School), Professor Adeola Adenikinju (University of Ibadan), Professor Nikolaos Farantouris (Greece) amongst others. 

 

OGEES Director calls on Nigerian Government to develop Nigeria's renewable energy potential

Created on Wednesday, 24 July 2017 09:15

 

In a comprehensive interview with the Guardian Newspaper, Professor of Law and Director of OGEES, Professor Damilola Olawuyi, called on Nigerian Government to tap into the country s vast renewable energy potential.  Full text below:

https://guardian.ng/interview/government-should-tap-into-renewable-energy-potential/

 

OGEES Fellow examines policy strategies for managing Zika Virus in Africa

Created on Wednesday, 04 January 2017 05:15

 

Dr. Temitope Folaranmi, a Global Health Fellow at the OGEES Institute, has published a pathbreaking article on policy strategies for managing the spread of the Zika Virus in the African contnent. The paper is available here.

 

WELCOME TO 2017!

Created on Sunday, 01 January 2017 05:15

 

On behalf of everyone at the OGEES Institute, Afe Babalola University, we would like to wish you and your loved ones a very happy new year. The latest Issue of our Journal is now available here

 
OGEES Director weighs in on OPEC's decision to cut production

Created on December 02, 2016 09:15

 

In an interview with London's Africa Business magazine, The Director of the OGEES Institute, Professor Damilola S. Olawuyi has praised the decision of the Organization for Petroluem Exporting Countries (OPEC) to cut production and to grant concession to Nigeria from effecting any production cut. 

 

See full story here

 
OGEES Institute welcomes Professor Catherine Redgwell, Chichele Professor of International Law, Oxford University

Created on October 22, 2016 09:15

 

The OGEES Institute, Afe Babalola University, Nigeria is proud to welcome Professor Catherine Redgwell, the Chichele Professor of Public International Law, University of Oxford, to Nigeria. Prof. Redgwell will deliver the Distingusied Keynote Lecture at the 3rd Annual Conference of the Nigerian Branch of the International Law Association co-sponsored by the OGEES Institute. After the conference. scholars and researchers at OGEES Institute will have a roundtable session with Professor Redgwell on how to promote energy and environmental law scholarship in Africa.

 

More information about the conference is available here

 
OGEES Institute Releases Special Journal Issue on Extractive Resources

Created on July 22, 2016 09:15

 

The OGEES Institute, Afe Babalola University, Nigeria is proud to announce the release of the Spring 2016 edition (Vol. 7 Issue 1) of the Journal of Sustainable Development Law and Policy, a special issue on  Extractive Resources. This special issue was edited by Dr. Chilenye Nwapi of the University of Calgary, Canada.

 

A comprehensive list of the articles published in this edition is now available here

 
OGEES Fellow participates in FulbrightAmizade Service Learning Project

Created on April 24, 2016 09:15


OGEES Fellow and scholar, Oyeniyi Abe who is currently a Visiting Fulbright Scholar at Loyola University, Chicago School of Law, United States, has recently participated in a week-long FulbrightAmizade service learning program in a rural community, Williamson in West Virginia from March 13 to March 18, 2016. Oyeniyi Abe is deeply concerned about the deleterious effects of globalization on our environment and the concept of sustainable development.

 

Amizade Global Service-Learning empowers scholars, researchers, individuals and communities to worldwide service and learning on sustainable development and agriculture. The Williamson exposed Oyeniyi to a new paradigm to sustainable development and the impact of ‘ruralness’ on the health and well-being of a society. The Appalachian trip accentuated how old coal mines are being reclaimed for agricultural use and how community revitalization has created a pathway towards sustainable living and economic growth. It was more of a journey of self-discovery for Oyeniyi. The Williamson Appalachia story is one that is not always found in the news. The issues, challenges, and problems facing a community like this are almost the same as those facing rural communiities in Nigeria.

 

The Fulbright Program, and in particular the Fulbright Amizade service-learning week, has shown that there is still hope for sustainable development in a globalized world of environmental degradation and loss of values and cultures. Accoridng to Oyeniyi "sustainable revitalization of a community is the only way to end world poverty and hunger."

 

More information on this project is available here

 

Congratulations to Mr. Oyeniyi Abe!

 

Afe Babalola University Goes Green

Created on April 15, 2016 09:15

 

OGEES Institute, in partnership with the Green Campus Initiative, Nigeria, have launched a strategic University sustainablity and green campus initiative at Africa's fastest growing private University, Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti.

 

More information is available here

 

Ontario’s Climate Change Mitigation and Low-carbon Economy Act: Assessment by Visiting Professor Damilola Olawuyi

Created on March 10, 2016 09:15

 

On February 24, 2016, the Province of Ontario in Canada introduced the Climate Change Mitigation and Low-carbon Economy Act (the “Ontario Climate Act”). The next day the Province released its Cap and Trade Program Regulations (the “Regulations”). The Act and the Regulations will undergo a 45-day public and stakeholder comment period. If passed into law, this legislation would formally establish a cap and trade program in Ontario, adding Ontario to a growing roster of municipal, provincial, federal, regional, and international regimes that have embraced the cap and trade system as an instrument choice for combating climate change. The cap-and-trade program is expected to come in force on January 1, 2017.

 

In this short working paper, OGEES Director and visiting professor at Columbia Law School, Dr. Damilola Olawuyi, assesses the proposed Act in relationship to some of the essential requirements of a robust cap-and trade system, including: effectiveness; comprehensiveness; transparency and fairness; and offset eligibility. Moreover, in the vein of the Center’s ongoing work on human rights and climate change and Dr. Olawuyi’s current research on corporate responsibility to address the human rights impacts and climate change mitigation and adaptation, Dr. Olawuyi argues that the efficacy of the proposed legislation will be further enhanced if it is infused with procedural and accountability safeguards to address human rights risks and questions that will inevitably arise in carbon offset projects. The paper suggests that the legislation, and its accompanying regulations, should establish inspection panels and dispute resolution mechanism through which emission reduction actions and projects that violate existing environmental and human rights laws and norms can be identified and screened out from credit trading.

 

Read the working paper here.

 

OGEES DIRECTOR APPOINTED AS VISITING SCHOLAR AT COLUMBIA LAW SCHOOL, UNITED STATES

Created on Friday, 29 January 2016 09:15

 

The Director of the OGEES Institute, Dr. Damilola Olawuyi has been appointed as the David Sive Visiting Scholar at the Columbia Law School, New York, United States. Dr. Olawuyi will be joining the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia Law School where he will be contributing to the research and teaching of the Center in areas of climate justice, natural resources, and the roles of responsible business culture in human rights protection.

 

Dr. Olawuyi will be the Sabin Center’s third David Sive Visiting Scholar. Previous distingushed scholars to have held this position are: Professor David Markell of Florida State University School of Law and Professor Daniel Selmi of Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.

 

Congratulations to our own Dr. Olawuyi for this well deserved recognition and honour.

 

OGEES INSTITUTE HOSTS RESEARCH SEMINAR ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND AGRICULTURE

 

Created on Friday, 09 January 2016 08:15

 

OGEES Institute, in conjuction with the Green Campus Initiative, Nigeria, is organizing a research seminar on January 22, 2016.

 

Theme: TOWARDS CLIMATE SMART AGRICULTURE: ADAPTATION APPROACHES OF AGRICULTURAL HOUSEHOLDS AND COMMUNITIES IN EKITI STATE, NIGERIA.

 

Venue: College of Law Auditorium, Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti

 

Speaker: Christinah Oyenuga, Associate Research Fellow, OGEES Institute

 

Panelist:  Adenike Akinsemolu, Chief Executive Officer, Green Campus Intitative.

 

More information on how to participate and register is available here

 

WELCOME TO 2016!

Created on Friday, 01 January 2016 05:15

 

On behalf of everyone at the OGEES Institute, Afe Babalola University, we would like to wish you and your loved ones a very happy new year. The latest version of our Journal is now available here.

 

 

GNHRE RELEASES PATH BREAKING DECLARATION 

AHEAD OF PARIS CLIMATE TALKS

Created on Friday, 20 November 2015 21:25

 

The Global Network for the Study of Human Rights and the Environment (GNHRE) has proclaimed climate change a human rights issue and has released a Draft Declaration on Human Rights and Climate Change ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21) in Paris.

 

The GNHRE is a network of multidisciplinary scholars from around the world, including Nigeria's OGEES Institute, dedicated to tackling human and environmental challenges, including climate change. The group includes numerous world-renowned environmental-human rights scholars and drafted the Declaration as a clarion call to governments to address the human rights implications of climate change.

 

The Declaration outlines a crucial shift in the way that states should respond to climate change. The Declaration is a response to the unsustainable status quo. Full text is available here. PDF download is available here.

 

OGEES DIRECTOR WEIGHS IN ON DR. KACHIKWU'S APPOINTMENT AS NNPC BOSS

Created on Tuesday, 21 October 2015 21:25

 

In a recent interview with The African Business Magazine, London, OGEES Director, Dr. Damilola Olawuyi gave his thoughts on the appontment of OGEES Board Director, Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikuwu as head of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC).

 

The interview is available here

 

OGEES DIRECTOR TO SPEAK IN TANZANIA

Created on Tuesday, 13 October 2015 19:25

 

OGEES Director, Dr. Damilola Olawuyi has been invited to be a keynote presenter at the forthcoming 

Offshore East Africa Convention 2015, scheduled for October 22-23, 2015, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

 

Dr. Olawuyi will join other invited featured speakers and VIP guests incuding government officials from the Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation(TPDC), National Oil Corporation of Kenya(NOCK), Petroleum Agency SA, ENH Mozambique, Minister of Energy and Mines of Burundi, Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC), The Somali Petroleum Corporation, Ophir Energy, Statoil, BG Group, Eni SpA, ONGC, Anadarko, Shell, ExxonMobil, amongst others.

 

More information is available here. To request for Dr. Olawuyi's presentation, please contact info@ogeesinstitute.edu.ng

 

OGEES INSTITITE WELCOMES VISITING FELLOW

Created on Friday, 10 October 2015 19:25

 

OGEES Institute is happy to welcome Christianah Oyenuga, who will be serving as a Visiting Research Fellow for the 1st Semester in the 2015-2016 academic session. Ms. Oyenuga is a doctoral candidate in environmental law and policy at the Florida A&M University, United States. Her current research examines adaptive capacity of small-scale rural farmers to climate-smart agricultural methods, in efforts to promote sustainable livelihoods and development in rural communities.

 

While at the OGEES Institute, Ms. Oyenuga will aim to further her scholarly inquiry into this and other important areas of food, agriculture and sustainable development.  Ms. Oyenuga will also be teaching undergraduate seminars and courses.

 

 

OGEES FELLOW PUBLISHES COMPREHENSIVE REPORT ON INTERNATIONAL PIPELINE AGREEMENTS

Created on Friday, 04 September 2015 09:25

 

Associate Research Fellow of the OGEES Institute, Barbara v. Gayling Westphal, has published a comprehensive and pathbreaking research report on international pipeline agreements. Titled, International Agreements and Host Government Agreements on Oil and Gas Pipelines: A Comparison, this report paper surveys and compares  several agreements relating to cross-border pipelines with the Energy Charter Secretariat’s Model Agreements for cross-border pipelines, and with the draft Transit Protocol of 2010. One of the compared regimes is the West African Pipeline regime.

 

This report is undoubtedly a comprehensive and global survey of best practices on the development of cross-border pipeline projects. It will be useful in several frontier jurisdictions including Nigeria. We congratulate Barbara for making such an important contribution to knowledge.

 

The report is available for free download here. 

 

 

OGEES INSTITUTE SIGNS MOU WITH STRATHMORE EXTRACTIVES INDUSTRIES CENTER, KENYA

Created on Tuesday, 18 August 2015 07:15

 

The OGEES Institute has been appointed as a partner research and training Institute by the Strathmore Extractives Industries Institute, (SEIC) Kenya. SEIC is an autonomous oil, gas and mining research center based at the Strathmore University, Kenya. Under this strategic partnership, OGEES Institute and SEIC will work together with industry leaders, corporations and stakeholders in Kenya to deliver training, research and consultancy services on mining, oil and gas.

 

In his reaction, the Director of the OGEES Institute, Afe Babalola University, Dr. Damilola Olawuyi noted that "this partnership with SEIC recognizes the leadership of Afe Babalola University and the OGEES Institute as the topmost energy research and traning center in Nigeria. It provides unique opportunities for us to share our expertise and resources with SEIC, and for some of our leading researchers to go over to East Africa and support SEIC's growing expertise in mining, oil and gas. This is just the begining of a bright future for both SEIC and OGEES"

 

OGEES BOARD MEMBER- DR. IBE KACHIKWU-NAMED AS HEAD OF NIGERIA'S NATIONAL OIL COMPANY

Created on Saturday, 04 August 2015 07:15

Distinguished Fellow and Member of the Board of the OGEES Institute, Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu has been appointed as the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) by His Excellency, The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria- President Buhari. Dr. Kachikwu will in this capacity, oversee Nigeria's national oil company. 

On behalf of the Director and members of the OGEES Institute, we congratulate Dr. Kachikwu on this wonderful achievement and we wish him many achievements and success in his new role. 

 

OGEES DIRECTOR TO SERVE AS VISITING PROFESSOR IN CHINA

Created on Saturday, 20 July 2015 07:15

The Director of the OGEES Institute, Afe Babalola University-Dr. Damilola Olawuyi has been invited to serve as a Visiting Professor of International Environmental Law at the China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL), Beijing, China. Dr. Olawuyi will be teaching two graduate courses: environmental dispute resolution and international carbon finance law, as part of the 2015 International Law Summer School program of the CUPL, one of China's leading Universities. 

 

OGEES INSTITUTE JOINS THE GNHRE NETWORK

 

The OGEES Institute is proud to join the Global Network for the Study of Human Rights and the Environment (GNHRE) as an institutional member. The GNHRE is a global network of thinkers, researchers, policy-makers, opinion-formers and community activists who research and examine the interface between human rights and the environment all over the world. More information about the GNHRE is available here.

 

OGEES INSTITUTE WELCOMES FOUR NEW EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBERS

Created on Saturday, 20 June 2015 05:15

 

The OGEES Institute is proud to announce four new additions into the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Sustainable Development Law and Policy, Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Nigeria.

 

They are:

 

Professor Lawrence Atsegbua, SAN, is a Professor of Petroleum and Environmental law at the University of Benin, Nigeria. He is a Consultant to several international organizations on petroleum & environmental law. He obtained his graduate degrees in Law from the University of Alberta and the Queen Mary University of London. He holds the prestigious title of a Senior Advocate (Queens Counsel) of Nigeria.

 

Professor Randall S. Abate, is a leading expert in international environmental law. He teaches courses in environmental law, international and comparative law, and constitutional law at the Florida A&M University Law College, United States where he is also the Director, Center for International Law and Justice. He has published widely on environmental law topics, with recent emphasis on climate change law and policy.

 

Professor Yinka Omorogbe, is ‎Nabo Graham Douglas Distinguished Professor, Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Lagos. She is an acclaimed expert and consultant in petroleum, energy and environmental law. Professor Omorogbe is a member of the Academic Advisory Group (AAG) of the section on Energy and Natural Resources Law (SERL) of the International Bar Association. She holds a LL.M degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

 

Prof. Uché Ewelukwa, LL.M (London), LL.M (Harvard), SJD (Harvard), is a Professor of Intellectual Property Law at the University of Arkansas School of Law, United States of America. Professor Ewelukwa also teaches in the Law School’s LL.M. Program in Agriculture and Food Law.

 

On behalf of the Editor in Chief, Dr. Damilola S. Olawuyi, please join us in welcoming these four esteemed scholars as they join a roster of leading international sustainable development experts that currently support the journal and our Institute in numerous ways. 

 

 

 

OGEES INSTITUTE RELEASES NEW BOOK ON FOOD AND AGRICULTURE

 

OGEES Institute is proud to announce the publication of a new book on food, agriculture and renewable natural resources. Titled, Food and Agricultural Law: Readings on Sustainable Agriculture and the Law in Nigeria, this timely book provides in-depth exploration and analyses of the web of laws, policies, international conventions and best practices that apply to the cultivation, production, marketing and sale of food and agricultural products in Nigeria, Africa and globally. The book is edited by OGEES Director, Dr. Damilola S. Olawuyi and OGEES Senior Fellow, Dr. Rhuks T. Ako.

 

With contributions from over 20 international scholars from developing and developed countries including Italy, United Kingdom, Sweden, South Africa, Cameroon, Zimbabwe and Nigeria, this book provides fresh perspectives and legal solutions for well entrenched problems facing the expansion of agricultural programs and policies in Nigeria and the rest of the world. 

 

The book will be formally launched by eminent members the Nigerian Government, academia and bar at a public ceremony at the College of Law, Afe Babalola University, Nigeria on June 01, 2015. More information on how to order is available here.

 

The book can be purchased on Amazon.

 

LASTEST NEWS

 

 

 

OGEES DIRECTOR APPOINTED AS SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOW AT OXFORD UNIVERSITY

 

OGEES DIRECTOR TO SERVE AS DAVID SIVE VISITING SCHOLAR AT COLUMBIA LAW SCHOOL

OGEES INSTITUTE HOSTS RESEARCH SEMINAR

 

OGEES INSTITUTE WELCOMES VISITING FELLOW
 

OGEES FELLOW PUBLISHES NEW REPORT

 

OGEES INSTITUTE SIGNS MOU WITH STRATHMORE CENTER, KENYA

 

OGEES BOARD MEMBER- DR. IBE KACHIKWU- APPOINTED AS HEAD OF THE NATIONAL OIL COMPANY

 

OGEES DIRECTOR TO SERVE AS VISITING PROFESSOR IN CHINA

 

 

NEW TITLE: FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL LAW

 

 

 

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