Dr. Rhuks Temitope Ako, Ph.D [Kent]
Senior Fellow|Natural Resources, Energy and Environment
Dr. Rhuks Ako is the Senior Fellow (Natural Resources, Energy and Environment) at the OGEES Institute. In this role, he oversees the training, research and outreach programs of the Institute under these core areas.
Dr. Ako qualified as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 1999. He obtained his PhD from the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK following the awards of LLM and MPhil from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Aside from being a Senior Fellow at the OGEES Institute, Dr. Ako also teaches at the University of Hull Law School in the United Kingdom. His research interests include environmental justice, environmental human rights (both of which he teaches at the postgraduate level), corporate social responsibility (CSR) minority rights, and public participation law usually in relation to, but not exclusively to, Nigeria’s oil industry. Other interests include human security and Public Private Partnership (PPP) in Africa.
Dr. Ako has won a number of international awards and fellowships, including the 2010 VolkswagenStiftung ‘Our Common Future’ Fellowship and the “Limits to Growth” Fellowship in 2012.