Dr. Olasunkanmi Habeeb

Alexandra Von Humboldt Research Scholar, United Nations University-Germany

Dr Olasunkanmi Habeeb is an Alexandra Von Humboldt Research Scholar at the United Nations University, Institute for Environment and Human Security Bonn, Germany. He holds a Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning from Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria. Olasunkanmi is a Researcher & Program Management Expert on climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction, community-based natural resource management, coastal and marine resource management. He explores adaptation in the context of resilience planning to interrogate both conventional and alternative approaches to adaptation, disaster risk reduction, and sustainability.

He has conducted community-based qualitative and quantitative research in West and Southern Africa on disaster risk governance and climate change adaptation. He has won various prestigious scholarships such as DAAD and Alexandra Von Humboldt Fellowships. Olasunkanmi has authored/co-authored good scientific papers in journals like Urban Climate, Environmental Pollution, etc. While also initiating collaborations with experts from different countries like England, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Australia, Singapore, and India on projects relating to disaster risk reduction and climate resilience.

His opinion pieces and commentaries have featured on major local and international platforms including London School of Economics, The Brookings Institution and The Conversation. He frequently features as a public affairs analyst on national and international media including Radio France Internationale, BBC and Newzroom Afrika.