Dr. Obasesam Okoi is the lead editor of the recent book Governing Natural Resources for Sustainable Peace in Africa: Environmental Justice and Conflict Resolution. The book was published by Routledge in December 2023 under the Earthscan Studies in Natural Resource Management series.
Okoi is an assistant professor in the Department of Justice and Society Studies.
The book delves into the complexities of natural resource governance in Africa. While natural resources hold the potential for economic transformation across the continent, their extraction also entails a range of environmental, social, and economic consequences, including governance-related issues.
Featuring contributions from leading scholars and practitioners, the book explores governance approaches crucial for securing sustainable peace in Africa. Through insightful case studies and empirical lessons, it offers fresh perspectives on the interplay between resource governance and peace building.