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Chitzi Ogbumgbada is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Huddersfield. He has also taught at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, and at the Institute of Law, Jersey, the Channel Islands. He is a recipient of the John and Anne Benson Prize 2020/21 and a nominee for the Strathclyde University Teaching Excellence Awards 2021.

Chitzi holds a PhD in International Energy and Environmental Law from the University of Strathclyde and an LLM in Oil and Gas Law from the University of Aberdeen and is qualified to practice law in Nigeria. His research investigates the role of international law in addressing the injustices associated with the global development of renewable energy. His research is based on the normative framework of African communitarianism. 

Chitzi played a key role in establishing the African Natural Resources and Energy Law Network (ANRELN) in 2019 and has acted as the group's administrative secretary since its founding. He was editor-in-chief of the Strathclyde Law Review and managed the publication of the fifth volume of the journal. He has also acted as peer reviewer for journals such as the Journal of Sustainable Development Law and Policy and the Niger Delta University Law Journal.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Research Expertise and Interests

  • International Environmental Law
  • Global Energy Justice
  • African Ethics


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