Climate Change & Conflict in the Lake Chad Region of West Africa – Dr. Isaac 'Asume' Osuoka for ACAI

Dr. Isaac ‘Asume’ Osuoka is the Director of Social Action International – an organization promoting resource democracy, climate justice, human rights and livelihoods of marginalized communities in West and Central Africa. Social Action is leading advocacy about the links of climate change and impoverishment, displacement and conflict in the Lake Chad Basin and supports the integration of emergency responses and climate change adaptation measures. Osuoka previously served as Coordinator of Oilwatch Africa, a network of organizations supporting communities impacted by the petroleum industry in the continent. He has participated in several international conferences and has been a panellist at the United Nations’ Expert Group Meeting on the Use of Non-Renewable Resource Revenues for Sustainable Local Development. Osuoka holds a doctorate in Environmental Studies from York University in Canada where he has been a member of faculty and visiting scholar.

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