EfD Center

ONYEKURU, NwaJesus Anthony

ONYEKURU NwaJesus Anthony is Professor of Resource and Environmental Economics with the Department of Agricultural Economics University of Nigeria, Nsukka and a Senior Research Fellow of the Resource and Environmental Policy Research Centre, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He holds a National Diploma in Agricultural Technology, from Michael Okpara College of Agriculture, Umuagwo, Imo State, Nigeria. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics (First Class) and an M.Sc in Resource and Environmental Economics, both from the University of Nigeria. He also has a Ph.D in Evironmental Science from the University of York, United Kingdom..

Research interest

My esearch interests are in the nexus of climate change impact, adaptation / miigation and susainable enegy use, circula economy, carbon pricing and the link between susainable forest management and rural livelihood.

 Mentoring (PhD students and masters)

I have supervised three Ph.D, seven M.Sc and 35 undergraduate students and is currently supervising eight Ph.D, three M.Sc and two undergraduate students

Grants and consultancy

Understanding the Incentives and Obstacles to effective Carbon Tax Regimes in West African Countries EfD 2023

Peer Learning on Community Forestry for Policymakers and Researchers in Countries with Newer EfD Centers EfD 2023

Understanding consumer behavior and incentive based policy option for plastic waste reduction in Nigeria’ EfD 2022

Policy-research partnerships for pragmatic evaluation of climate change adaptation and development models in the agriculture-energy sector EfD 2022

Estimation of Participation and welfare impacts of REDD+ community-based pilot projects in Nigeria EfD 2020

Gender based analysis of the impact of COVID 19 pandemic on income and food security of households in Nigeria EfD 2021

Assessing climate smart Agricultural Practices in Nigeria EfD 2019

Eco-regional assessment and mapping of climate change impact and adaptation in West Africa Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council UK 2018

Impact of climate extreme even on the incidence of poverty in Nigeria, Climate Analytics, Germany 2015                                                             Indigenous Climate Change Adaptation Practices in Smallholder-Agriculture of Southeast Nigeria, African Technology Policy Studies Network    2011

Consultant to the Imo State Government on the development of an agricultural policy for the state 2021 till date     

Consultant to the Igbo Bu Igbo sociocultural organization on the drafting of the agricultural roadmap for the Eastern Region 2020 to 2021

Policy engagement

Member of the National Clean Cooking Committee on the development of a Clean Cooking Policy for Nigeria, I am the only academic appointed into the committee in Nigeria.

Member representing University of Nigeria in the Nigerian Alliance for Clean Cooking (NACC)

Consultant to the Friedrick Ebert Stiftung Foundation on the development of the climate change bill for Nigeria  2017

Consultant to the Friedrick Ebert Stiftung Foundation on the formation of the coalition of labour and civil societies on climate change advocacy,  2017

Research on the use and prospect of Improved cookstove in South Eastern Nigeria, sponsored by the African Climate Change Adaptation Initiative, 2016 – 2017

A member of the Agricultural Policy Research Network Technical Group on the analysis of the Nigerian annual budget, 2009 till date

International / national recognition (editorial or advisory boards, awards, etc.)

Commonwealth Scholarship Award     2010 - 2014

Best Graduating Student Award, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nigeria, Nsukka   2004

Excellent Leadership Award, University of Nigeria Catholic Chaplaincy Award  2004

Federal Government of Nigeria Scholarship Award  2003

Leadership Excellence Award Government Secondary School, Karu, Abuja   1993                                                               

Student with the Greatest Sense of Responsibility Award,  Government Secondary School, Karu, Abuja 1993





People | 1 May 2020