Oyinkan Chukuka Tasie
FOOD SECURITY GROUP
Assistant Professor, International DevelopmentMorrill Hall of Agriculture - Rm. 216B
Michigan State University
East Lansing MI 48824
Ph.D. Law, University of Aberdeen, UK
LLM, Law & Sustainable Dev.,Univ. of Aberdeen, UK
B.L, Barrister At Law, Nigerian Law School, Abuja
LL.B, Law, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Oyinkan Chukuka Tasie joined the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics in October 2014 as a fixed-term assistant professor. At AFRE, Oyinkan is primarily associated with the Food Security Group and he advises on legal dimensions of policy and institutional arrangements for its implementation.
Oyinkan obtained his PhD in Law from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom. For his doctoral study, he was funded by the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) administered by the Federal Government of Nigeria. His doctoral research examined Nigeria’s primary legislation and policy relevant to electricity and its ability to enhance the use of renewables to expand access and thereby deliver sustainable development.
Prior to joining AFRE, Oyinkan was an Associate and subsequently a Fellow of the Centre for Sustainable International Development (CSID) at the University of Aberdeen. As an Associate of the CSID, Oyinkan convened the CSID Research Group on Nigeria, aimed at strengthening research linkages between the University of Aberdeen and tertiary institutions in Nigeria. He has also been involved in community development and youth engagement at the grassroots in Nigeria.
Research and Outreach Interests
- Land constraints particularly relating renewable electricity development in Sub-Saharan Africa;
- Energy policy analysis and policy formulation;
- Human and organizational capacity building;
- Linkages between policy, private sector participation and technology in fostering sustainable rural economic growth