Dr. Damilola S. Olawuyi


Dr. Damilola Olawuyi is the Vice President of the Nigerian Branch of the ILA. He is qualified to practice law in Nigeria and Canada. He is the Executive Director of the Institute for Oil and Gas, Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development, Nigeria (OGEES Institute), Afe Babalola University, Nigeria.

Dr. Olawuyi obtained his doctoral degree in energy and environmental law from the University of Oxford, United Kingdom. He holds a Master of Laws degree (LL.M) from Harvard Law School, United States, another LL.M from the University of Calgary, Canada and a Diploma in International Environmental Law from the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), in Switzerland. He earned his Bachelor of Laws degree (LL.B) from Igbinedion University, Nigeria, graduating in First Class Honours and his BL degree from the Nigerian Law School, also graduating in First Class Honours.

Dr. Olawuyi’s areas of expertise cut across broad areas of public international law, specifically natural resources, energy and environment. He has published over two-dozen journal articles, and three books in these areas of law; and has provided expert advice and opinion on seabed mining, electric power plant projects, clean development mechanism projects, carbon emission reduction and credit trading projects, including carbon capture and sequestration, energy efficiency and agricultural offset projects in emerging markets, with focus on Africa.

Dr. Olawuyi is the Editor-in Chief of the Journal of Sustainable Development Law and Policy; an Associate Fellow of the Center for Sustainable Development Law, Montreal; and an Associate Fellow of the International Development Law Organization, Rome, Italy. He was most recently a University Research Fellow at the Consortium for Peace Studies, University of Calgary. He teaches international environmental law, oil and gas law and international human rights law as a Senior Lecturer at Afe Babalola University, Nigeria. Dr. Olawuyi also provides legal advice and services as a lawyer at the leading global law firm, Norton Rose Fulbright, Canada.

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