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Dr Kabari Sam is a Chartered Environmentalist, Lecturer & Researcher in Environmental Systems at the University of Portsmouth, leading and teaching on contaminated land risk assessment, Blue carbon restoration (particularly mangroves), Environment, Sustainability and Governance, at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels. He is module leader on the European Study Tour and working closely with the programme leader on module and programme development. Dr Kabari is rendering advisory/consultancy services to companies and government institutions willing to explore nature-based solutions to climate change and sustainable land contamination management approaches and standards. He is experienced in climate change research, blue carbon restoration, environmental policy, ESG, contaminated risk assessment and risk-based management, and international development issues working across public, private, and third sector organizations.

He is passionate about the development of community-specific approaches to climate change mitigation, adaptation and coping strategies towards resilience, using innovation, standards, science, and technology in order to reduce harmful impacts on local livelihoods, environmental and socio-economic valuables of the society. Dr Kabari has extensive experience in delivering high quality teaching and maintaining good academic practice in Higher Education. He is fully involved in academic practice including leadership, management, administration, teaching and learning, research and enterprise.

Dr. Kabari obtained his Bachelor of Education (BEd) in Biology from the Rivers State College of Education now Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt, Nigeria, and masters (MSc) and PhD Degrees from Cranfield University, United Kingdom. He is a member of the Institution of Environmental Sciences, and a member of the Nigeria Environmental Society.

Prior to joining the University of Portsmouth, Kabari was a lecturer in Environmental Management at the Nigeria Maritime university, Delta State Nigeria. Dr Kabari has published several scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings and also serving as reviewer to several international and regional journals. His current project is on developing sustainable frameworks for seascape restoration in the Solent funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). He is keen on developing contextual solutions to climate change.

Dr Kabari is currently accepting PhD students.


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 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Environmental Management of Oil Contaminated Sites in Nigeria: Improving Policy and Risk-Based Framework

7 Oct 20137 Oct 2016

Award Date: 30 Jan 2017

The Risks and Benefits of Earned Recognition: A Case Study for the Cement Industry, Cranfield University

7 Oct 20117 Oct 2012

Award Date: 21 Jun 2013

BSc (Hons), The use of Ocimum grattissimum to prevent Bean weevil from stored beans, Rivers State College of Education Port Harcourt

2 Oct 200310 Oct 2007

Award Date: 10 Oct 2007

External positions

Lecturer, Nigeria Maritime University

10 Apr 20181 Feb 2022


  • GE Environmental Sciences


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