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Olumuyiwa Bayode Adegun

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Grantee Title

Project – Strengthening climate adaptation within informal settlements  

Grantee Description

Adegun is a Lecturer in the Department of Architecture, School of Environmental Technology, Federal University of Technology, Akure. Nigeria. He completed his PhD at the School of Architecture and Planning, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (Wits) and his thesis focused on “Informal Settlement Intervention and Green Infrastructure: exploring just sustainability in Johannesburg”. The work was supported with funding from Carnegie Corporation’s Next Generation of African Scholars Programme at Global Change Institute, Wits.   

Adegun’s area of research interest is environmental sustainability in housing and low-income urban settlements. He has presented his work internationally and published on aspects of housing, green infrastructure and informal settlements in reputable peer-reviewed and popular outlets. Apart from teaching, he is currently mentoring 8 postgraduate students. 

Project – Strengthening climate adaptation within informal settlements  

Through a collaborative (transdisciplinary) approach, this project is seeking to strengthen climate change adaptation and enhance disaster risk reduction at the local level. The study is based in coastal informal settlements within Lagos and Dar-es-Salaam – two of the major coastal cities in sub-Sahara Africa. It will map risks across the spectrum of projected impacts (sea-level rise/flooding, windstorm, heat stress), identify local-level adaptation practices and co-produce low-cost, community-based and transferable adaptation initiatives relevant to the built environment. The anticipated value of the project’s approach lies in greater possibility of translating the research to action for transition into sustainable and resilient pathways at the local scales.