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Emmanuel Osuteye

Lecturer in Urbanisation and Sustainable Development, UCL

Emmanuel is an urbanisation and sustainable development researcher based at the Development Planning Unit (DPU), University College London. His research interests focus on studying the governance, policy and institutional aspects of risk and disaster management, climate adaptation and urban resilience in low-income urban centres.

Emmanuel has significant in-country experience in a number of African countries including Ghana, Benin, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Malawi, Uganda and The Gambia and regularly provides technical inputs to sustainable development policy formulation & implementation processes. These include working on the ‘EU Global Climate Change Alliance’ (GCCA) project as a thematic contributor for the 2016 National Climate Change Policy for The Gambia; Contributing Author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 6th Assessment Report (WG II - on global climate change impact, adaptation and vulnerability); serving on the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) Expert Working Group on Climate Resilience and Adaptation, and Contributing Author to the UN Secretary General's Quadrennial Report (2022) on the progress of the New Urban Agenda.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Urbanisation and Sustainable Development, UCL