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John is a doctoral candidate at the School of Area Studies, History, Politics, and Literature, University of Portsmouth in the UK. He earned a Master of Arts in Global Development from the University of Leeds in the UK. He also received another Master of Science in Urban Management and Development, focusing on Environment, Sustainability, and Climate Change from Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands. He received his Bachelor of Science in Local Government Studies from Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria. An interdisciplinary approach to his research is deeply rooted in international development, international security, politics, conflict, and environmental governance. A comprehensive integration of these fields explores non-state armed groups, violent extremism, terrorism, governance, political violence, inter- and intra-state conflicts, natural resource conflicts, and peacebuilding. His works have appeared in several reputable publishing outlets, including Routledge, Palgrave Macmillan, and Springer Nature. He is working with two colleagues on an edited book volume for Palgrave Macmillan.




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 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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