Samuel Adeyanju

PhD Student
University of British Columbia, Canada

Research interests: African Environmental Politics, Integrated Landscape Approaches, Community Forestry, Forest Policy, Climate Change

I am a Research Assistant and PhD student (Four Year Doctoral Fellow) at the UBC Faculty of Forestry under the supervision of Dr. Terry Sunderland. My research revolves around African environmental politics. My MSc from UBC focused on the co-existence of formal and informal institutional arrangements in managing cultural landscapes in Southwest Nigeria. I have researched various forest management and environmental related issues in Ghana, Zambia, and Tanzania. In 2020, I worked as an Intern at the Food and Agriculture Organization Headquarters in Rome for about a year.

I am a forest and climate advocate with over four years of experience in climate change advocacy and education. This has led me to participate in major international forestry and climate change-related conferences including the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference COP23, (Bonn, Germany 2017), 76th Session of the UNECE Committee on Forests and Forest Industry (Vancouver 2018), Global Landscape Forums (Kyoto 2019, Accra 2019, Digital Summit 2020) and the 1st UN Secretary-General Youth Climate Summit (New York 2019).

I was a Mastercard Foundation Scholar (2017 - 2020) at the University of British Columbia, Canada.

My UBC student profile can be accessed in the links below:
https://pif.forestry.ubc.ca/people/sam-adeyanju/
https://www.grad.ubc.ca/alumni/profile/samuel-adeyanju (Alumni profile)
https://www.grad.ubc.ca/campus-community/meet-our-students/adeyanju-samuel (MSc proflie)

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