Iyenemi Ibimina Kakulu

Senior Expert on Gender and Land
G20 Global Land Initiative, UNCCD

Iyenemi Ibimina Kakulu is a Professor of Land Management and Valuation at the Rivers State University in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. She has an academic background in Real Estate and planning, with over thirty-eight years in academia lecturing both in Nigeria and overseas. Iyenemi is a specialist in value-centric sustainable land use, and is widely published. She has pioneered postgraduate programmes that address sustainable land management, pro-poor approaches to land use and gender issues. She has held leadership positions within the Nigerian University system, served on different academic and professional governing boards and councils. She actively collaborates with international agencies where she contributes immensely to their capacity building initiatives that focus on sustainable land use, environmental degradation and livelihoods. She is a Senior Project Advisor to UNEP in its capacity development support to the Federal Government of Nigeria’s Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP). Prof. Kakulu is a Senior Expert on Gender and Land with the G20 Global Land Initiative Coordination Office.