Hakeem Bakare (University of Birmingham)
Hakeem is an Environmental Human Geographer with interest in Environment-Development and Governance crossroads. He has been involved in research, teaching and administration over last ten years. Hakeem is assisting Prof. John Bryson and Dr. Lauren Andres on WP1 and 3 of the project. His recently concluded PhD explored the historical antecedents of development and environmental planning in Nigeria. This involved researching how the past lessons affected changes in the roles and relations of state and non-state actors for a place-based industry like the Nigerian cement industry since the introduction of neoliberal policies to the sector 17 years ago.