O.O. Osunmuyiwa MSc.

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faculteit der aard- en levenswetenschappen ( dep. environmental policy analysis )
PhD Researcher


Olufolahan Osunmuyiwa (BSc International Relations, MSc International Relations) is currently a PhD researcher at the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Her research interests focus on Aligning Energy, Climate Change and Sustainable Development in Nigeria; A cross Road to Renewable Energy Policy. Her PhD research will examine the above thematic issues, vulnerability, adaptation capacity and implementation to climate change, food, security issues and multilevel governance with regards to the adoption of sustainable renewable energy Policy in Nigeria.

Prior to her arrival at IVM, Olufolahan was a research assistant at the International Centre at Eastern Mediterranean University, Northern Cyprus. Her MSc studies focused on Transnational Corporations and Corporate Responsibility: Environmental Law and Human Rights Damage in Nigeria. Her general research interests are renewable energy policy, environmental policy, Corporate Social Responsibility, Diplomatic Practice and International Law.


Within six years of  multicultural experiences in International Affairs and Relations, I have built a reputation for quality expertise in CSR, Environmental management, Energy Policy, International Political Economics, International Law, Diplomatic Practice and Sustainable Development.

Academic training

2011M.A International Relations (High Honors)  at Eastern Mediterranean University, (EMU) Famagusta, Cyprus.                                                                 
2006B.Sc International Relations (Second Class Upper) Covenant University, (CU) Sango-Ota, Nigeria                                                      
2000High School National Examination Council of Nigeria (O-Level) Ibogun Comprehensive High School, Ogun-State, Nigeria                                                          

Professional employment history

2012Deputy Head, Business Development Unit at Boulevard D’e Invigoration
2012Graduate Research Assistant at Eastern Mediterranean University, International Centre  
2010Columnist/Research Assistant, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Nigerian Tribune Newspaper

Recent projects

The Libyan Uprising and the Diplomatic Responses of States and International Organizations.

TRIPS: A Tool of Efficiency for Innovation or an Obstacle to Equity in Intellectual Property and Access to HIV/AIDS Drugs in Africa?

Occupy Wall Street Protest, Causes, Impacts and Consequences in the International System.

World Order: The Role of Neoliberalism and Its Attendant Institutions in the Last Two Decades.

Membership advisory bodies

Member, British Council Nigeria                                                               2008

Member, Taking it Global International                                                     2007

Member, African Diaspora Youth Forum                                              2005-2007

Vice President, General Action Against the Violation of Human and Children Rights 2009

Selected publications

Transnational Corporations and Corporate Responsibility: Environmental Law and Human Rights Damage in Nigeria. This was in partial fulfilment of the award of Masters of Arts in International Relations (2012)

Non-Governmental Organizations and Street Children in Nigeria: A Case Study of Child-To-Child Network in Lagos (2005-2009). This was in partial fulfilment of the award of Bachelors of Science in International Relations (2010)