Research Topic: Gas flaring and climate change: an analysis of the impact on the health and well-being of communities in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria.
Fellowship Category: Post-PhD
Home Institution: University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT), Nigeria
Mentor at Home Institution: Dr Charles Tobin-West
Host Institution: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana
Supervisor at Host Institution: Dr Easmon Otupiri
CVF Maduka is researching into Climate Change and Health and well-being. Her research interest is in Emerging health issues and environmental changes. Her CIRCLE research focuses on using an analytical design to describe the impact of gas flaring and climate change on the health of communities in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. Majority of existing studies evaluate only a few health effects, lack an analytical design and use small sample sizes. This study seeks to bridge these gaps and quantify the health and environmental effects of gas flaring and climate change in the Niger Delta. During the course of the fellowship, she expects to build her capacity to conduct and disseminate quality research that adds value to efforts to mitigate climate change in oil producing countries.