Dr Nwamaka Okeke-Ogbuafor

  • Lecturer in Global Sustainable Development (School of Social & Environmental Sustainability)

Biography

Nwamaka is a Lecturer in Global Sustainable Development. With over 10 years of experience in development practice across several coastal countries, she has vast experience in utilizing interdisciplinary approach for researching development issues that impact the well-being of coastal fishing communities, including climate change, fisheries mismanagement, poverty, hunger, and coastal malnutrition.

Nwamaka has received several local and international prizes, recognition, and endorsements for her contributions to coastal well-being on the African continent. In 2018, she was endorsed by the British Academy as an Exceptional Promise in Development Studies. Her AXA-funded project, which seeks to integrate wild capture fisheries and aquaculture to reduce hunger and enhance biodiversity, has been endorsed by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) as part of the UN Ocean Decade. Her collaborative project with the African Research Impact Network (ARIN) has continued to advance discourses and development around climate change and locally led adaptation across developing countries.

Nwamaka is CODESRIA’s Diaspora Visiting Fellow to Anchor University, Lagos State, Nigeria. She holds a Ph.D. in development studies and a postgraduate certificate in social science research methods from Newcastle University. She joined the school from Leeds University.

Research interests

  • Fisheries and aquaculture
  • Management of coastal livelihoods
  • Coastal wellbeing
  • Climate change and locally led Adaptation.
  • African rural development

Publications

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Number of items: 8.

2024

Okeke-Ogbuafor, N. and Gray, T. (2024) Unregulated open access versus regulated open access fishing: analysis of stakeholders perceptions in Sierra Leone. Fishes, (Accepted for Publication)

Okeke-Ogbuafor, N. , Gray, T., Sankoh, S., Bangura, A. A., Stead, S. and Rajah, E. (2024) Is nutrition sensitive fish farming a panacea for Africa’s increasing malnutrition burden? the case of Sierra Leone. Aquaculture, Fish and Fisheries, (Accepted for Publication)

Okeke-Ogbuafor, N. , Gray, T., Kamara, S., Sesay, E., Dauda, A., Stead, S. M., Robinson, D. and Ani, K. J. (2024) Climate-smart fisheries: CO2 emissions reduction and food security are complementary. Marine Policy, 159, 105926. (doi: 10.1016/j.marpol.2023.105926)

2023

Okeke-Ogbuafor, N. , Gray, T., Ani, K. and Stead, S. (2023) Proposed solutions to the problems of the Lake Chad fisheries: resilience lessons for Africa? Fishes, 8(2), 64. (doi: 10.3390/fishes8020064)

2022

Okeke-Ogbuafor, N. , Taylor, A., Dougill, A., Stead, S. and Gray, T. (2022) Alleviating impacts of climate change on fishing communities using weather information to improve fishers’ resilience. Frontiers in Environmental Science, 10, 951245. (doi: 10.3389/fenvs.2022.951245)

2021

Okeke-Ogbuafor, N. , Stead, S. and Gray, T. (2021) Is inland aquaculture the panacea for Sierra Leone’s decline in marine fish stocks? Marine Policy, 132, 104663. (doi: 10.1016/j.marpol.2021.104663)

Okeke-Ogbuafor, N. and Gray, T. (2021) Interpreting perceptions about coastal fisheries in Sierra Leone: scapegoats and panaceas. Sustainability, 13(13), 7292. (doi: 10.3390/su13137292)

Okeke-Ogbuafor, N. and Gray, T. (2021) Is community-based management of small-scale fisheries in Sierra Leone the answer to their problems? World Development Perspectives, 21, 100292. (doi: 10.1016/j.wdp.2021.100292)

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Number of items: 8.

Articles

Okeke-Ogbuafor, N. and Gray, T. (2024) Unregulated open access versus regulated open access fishing: analysis of stakeholders perceptions in Sierra Leone. Fishes, (Accepted for Publication)

Okeke-Ogbuafor, N. , Gray, T., Sankoh, S., Bangura, A. A., Stead, S. and Rajah, E. (2024) Is nutrition sensitive fish farming a panacea for Africa’s increasing malnutrition burden? the case of Sierra Leone. Aquaculture, Fish and Fisheries, (Accepted for Publication)

Okeke-Ogbuafor, N. , Gray, T., Kamara, S., Sesay, E., Dauda, A., Stead, S. M., Robinson, D. and Ani, K. J. (2024) Climate-smart fisheries: CO2 emissions reduction and food security are complementary. Marine Policy, 159, 105926. (doi: 10.1016/j.marpol.2023.105926)

Okeke-Ogbuafor, N. , Gray, T., Ani, K. and Stead, S. (2023) Proposed solutions to the problems of the Lake Chad fisheries: resilience lessons for Africa? Fishes, 8(2), 64. (doi: 10.3390/fishes8020064)

Okeke-Ogbuafor, N. , Taylor, A., Dougill, A., Stead, S. and Gray, T. (2022) Alleviating impacts of climate change on fishing communities using weather information to improve fishers’ resilience. Frontiers in Environmental Science, 10, 951245. (doi: 10.3389/fenvs.2022.951245)

Okeke-Ogbuafor, N. , Stead, S. and Gray, T. (2021) Is inland aquaculture the panacea for Sierra Leone’s decline in marine fish stocks? Marine Policy, 132, 104663. (doi: 10.1016/j.marpol.2021.104663)

Okeke-Ogbuafor, N. and Gray, T. (2021) Interpreting perceptions about coastal fisheries in Sierra Leone: scapegoats and panaceas. Sustainability, 13(13), 7292. (doi: 10.3390/su13137292)

Okeke-Ogbuafor, N. and Gray, T. (2021) Is community-based management of small-scale fisheries in Sierra Leone the answer to their problems? World Development Perspectives, 21, 100292. (doi: 10.1016/j.wdp.2021.100292)

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Grants

  • Step Change Initiative (IDRC): Locally led Adaptation Metrics for Africa (2023-2026)
  • AXA Research Fund and UNESCO: Integrating aquaculture and wild capture fisheries to avert hunger in Sierra Leone and other parts of Africa (2022-2023)
  • Participatory Approaches England Funds: Co-production of bespoke weather information for inland fishers (2022-2022)
  • Adaptation Research Alliance (ARA): Climate-smart fisheries for Least Developed Countries (2022-2022)

Supervision

I welcome interests from potential doctoral students.

Additional information

Professional & Learning Societies

  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy
  • Member, Development Studies Association