About

Dr. Felix Olorunfemi specialises in climate change adaptation, flood risk management and natural resources management research. He is an Associate Research Professor in Environment and Physical Infrastructure Policy Department and also a Senior Research Fellow of the Earth System Governance (ESG) Project, based in Lund University, Sweden.

He obtained his PhD in Geography from University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria in 2004. His doctoral thesis analysed the socio-economic and environmental risks posed by landfills in Lagos, Nigeria. He is a 2009 Alumnus of the African Climate Change Fellowship Programme (ACCFP) awarded by Global Change Systems for Analysis, Research and Training (START), Washington DC, USA and executed in the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He was a Visiting Scholar in Institut Sultan Iskander, Universiti Teknologi, Johor, Malaysia, and the Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, United States between 2016 and 2017.

He is currently a Visiting Lecturer in Master’s Research Programme in Climate Change and Human Security in the University of Lome, Togo under the West Africa Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Landuse (WASCAL). He has had engagements with international institutions and projects including the Global Environmental Change and Human Security (GECHS) Project, University of Oslo, Norway, Urbanisation and Global Environmental Change (UGEC) Project in Arizona State University, USA and School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, UK, among others. He is a member of the International Review Panel of Adaptation Futures, the major Biennial international meeting for those working on climate change adaptation research, policy and practice.

  • Olorunfemi Felix and Onwuemele Andrew (2018) “Process and Project Failures in Dam-Building in Nigeria: The Case of Zamfara Hydropower Dam” In: Sicilliano Giuesippina and Urban Frauke (eds), Chinese Hydropower Development in Africa and Asia: Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Dam-Building. Routledge (London and New York) pp. 130-144.
  • Olorunfemi Felix (2017) The Drivers of Wetland Use in Temerloh District of Pahang, Malaysia. Malaysia Sustainable Cities Programme. Working Papers Series, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.
  • Olorunfemi Felix, Tan-Mullins May, Mohan Cites, Sicilliano Giuesippina and Urban Franke (2017) “Hope, Politics and Risk: The Case of Chinese Dam in Nigeria” Energy and Environmental ResearchVol 7, No. 2 pp 1-13
  • Olorunfemi F.B (2017) Chapter 12: Climate Change and the Challenge of Flood Risk Management in Nigerian Cities. In: Tilakasiri, S.L (ed) Geography in Development: Issues and Perspectives Stamford Lake (PVT) Ltd, Sri Lanka. Pp 229-256.
  • Olorunfemi Felix, Mayowa Fasona, Grace Oloukoi, Peter Elias, Vide Adedayo (2016). ‘Natural Resource Use and Adaptation to Climate Change in the Nigerian Savanna’. DNC Policy Brief 02, Edited by Hiroshan Hettiarachchi. Dresden: United Nations University Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES)”.
  • Senay Habtezion, Ibidun Adelekan, Emmanuel Aiyede , Frank Biermann , Margaret Fubara, Christopher Gordon , Kwabena Gyekye , Emmanuel Kasimbazi , Robert Kibugi , Elaine Lawson, Adelina Mensah, Chipo Mubaya, Felix Olorunfemi, Alexander Paterson, Debay Tadesse, Raheem Usman and Ruben Zondervan (2015) Earth System Governance in Africa: knowledge and capacity needs. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability,14:198-205
  • Olokesusi, F., Olorunfemi, F.B., Onwuemele, A., Oke, M.O.(2015) “Awareness of and Responses to the 2011 Flood Warnings among Vulnerable Communities in Lagos, Nigeria”. In: Berno Werlen (Ed) Global Sustainability: Cultural Perspectives and Challenges for Transdisciplinary Integrated Research pp 203-223. Springer International Publishing Switzerland. DOI: 1007/978-3-319-16477-9_11
  • Olufemi Taiwo, Femi Olokesusi, John Adeoti, Adesoji Adesanya, Felix Olorunfemi,Louis Chete, Ademola Adeagbo and Olumuyiwa Alaba (2015) “Growth and Greening of the Nigerian Economy: An Analysis of Current Status and Future Prospects” Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research (NISER), Ibadan, Nigeria. Pp 190.