Abosede Omowumi Babatunde

Nigeria, Ph.D in Peace and Conflict Studies, Professor, Centre for Peace and Strategic Studies, University of Ilorin, Nigeria 2023

Women, Environmental Conflict and Peacebuilding in Extractive Communities in Nigeria’s Oil-rich Niger Delta

Abosede Babatunde

Project Summary

My proposed research will provide insights into the intersection of oil, environment, conflict, gender and peacebuilding from Feminist Political ecology perspectives. The study draws on qualitative research approach and analysis of secondary data on the experiences, and roles the Niger Delta women in the environmental conflicts and the impacts on the peacebuilding processes in the oil-rich and restive region. The overarching goal of this research project is to contribute to efforts to address the environmental conflicts, improve the wellbeing and security of the marginalised local women and ordinary people in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria.


Abosede Omowumi Babatunde is a Faculty at the Centre for Peace and Strategic Studies, University of Ilorin, Nigeria. She has been awarded several distinguished academic fellowships including the African Humanities Postdoctoral Fellow (2010), American Council of Learned Societies and the Research Fellowship in Peace Studies (2013) at the Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary, Canada. She is a 2017/18 Fellow of the Rachel Carson Centre for Environment and Society, Ludwig-Maximillian University, Munich, Germany. In 2019, she was a Guest Researcher at the Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala, Sweden. Her work has been supported by research grants from CODESRIA; African Peacebuilding Network of the Social Science Research Council and the American Political Science Association Centennial Research Grant. Her research interests include Conflict Resolution, Resources Governance; Human Security; Peacebuilding; and Gender studies. She co-authored the book; “Managing Violent Religious Extremism in Fragile States: Building Institutional Capacity in Nigeria and Kenya. Routledge (recommended by CHOICE).” https://www.routledge.com/Managing-Violent-Religious-Extremism-in-Fragile-States-Building-Institutional/Babatunde-Adedimeji-Raji-Maweu-Githigaro/p/book/9780367342395