Making science work for development

Transport systems and well-being in Nigeria: socio-economic development and environmental change

20 January 2016, 12.30 - 14.30
Common Ground Room, Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS), UCL

This lecture examines transport systems and human well-being nexus in Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, in the context of socio-economic development and environmental change.

The evolving nature of risks associated with the development of Nigeria’s transport systems in relation to the pattern of social and economic development since the commencement of large-scale exploitation of crude oil in the country will be analyzed.

The environmental dimension in form of climate change and increased rate of urbanization as additional stressor on transport systems is also explored. The combined effects on different dimensions of human well-being in Nigeria and specifically in urban settings are described. It is expected that this lecture will provide new insights into contextual issues of socio-economic development, environmental change, transport systems and quality of life in Africa.

This lecture will be followed by tea from 2.30pm-3.30pm which all attendees are welcome to attend