With a doctorate degree in Climatology and over 30 years of work experience, nearly half of which was with the UN System, as well as over two and half decades of interest in issues related to environmental management, energy and climate change, Prof. Emmanuel Oladipo has competencies to teach and consult on climate change, energy and development. His initial interest as a post-graduate student laid a good foundation for an extensive consultancy relationship with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) on Climate Change and Drought and Desertification between 1983 and 1995. He participated in a number of activities of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) between 1985 and 1992, including being a contributor to two chapters of the First Scientific Assessment Report of the IPCC in 1990. He worked with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Nigeria between 1994 and 2006, leading the Energy and Environment Team to facilitate and lead processes for the development and implementation of environment-related national development programmes and projects. Between 2006 and 2011, he was the Regional Coordinator of a GEF-assisted Integrated Ecosystem Management Project between Nigeria and Niger. He has been leading the Nigerian delegation on adaptation to the COPs since 2009. Prof. Oladipo consults regularly for the Federal Ministry of Environment, UNDP Nigeria, African Development Bank and the National Infrastructure Assistance Facility (NIAF) on policy and others sectoral issues of climate change and energy. He is currently with the Department of Geography, University of Lagos, as an Adjunct Professor to lead research on Energy and Climate Change.

EMMANUEL is a member of the following Themes, Networks or Projects

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This 5-year research project seeks to better understand barriers and enablers to widespread transformative adaptation to advance adaptive livelihoods for vulnerable groups
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The Africa Climate Change Resilience Alliance programme is made up of Oxfam GB, ODI, Save the Children International, Care International and World Vision International.
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Disasters and Climate Change

Generating knowledge to integrate disaster risk reduction (DRR) with equitable, sustainable and resilient development, recognizing that development and DRR are interlinked.  
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Economics of adaptation

Assessing the costs of adaptation using multiple lines of evidence.
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Nature-based Solutions

Enhancing nature-based solutions to support climate adaptation.
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Climate Adaptation Learning Resources

Training modules and other resources on climate analysis, vulnerability assessment and adaptation planning.
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