Environment and Development Management Nigeria-Germany
A New Three Year (2015 - 2017) Research Project on Environment and Development Management Germany-Nigeria was launched in Bremen by Professor Reuben A. Alabi
Professor Reuben A. Alabi, an Associate Professor at the Department of Agricultural Economics of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria and a former Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow at IWIM, is the director of a new research project for the coming years 2015-2017 on the theme "Environment and Development Management Germany-Nigeria: Improving and Adapting Waste Management Value Chains". The Nigerian Professor has brought this internationally financed research project to the Excellence University of Bremen. Experiences with German value chains in waste management will be analysed and used for evidence-based reforms in Nigeria. A cooperation with German and Nigerian enterprises in the field of waste management is envisaged and also a cooperation between German and Nigerian universities and research institutes being active in the field. The Nigerian professor will also organize workshops in Bremen and in Nigeria to report on the research results and on the policy recommendations. Economics Professor Karl Wohlmuth is working as a consultant and senior adviser in this project. The Research Group on African Development Perspectives supports the researches. It is envisaged to publish volume 20 of the African Development Perspectives Yearbook on the theme of "Energy and Sustainable Development in Africa" using also material from the research project.
Einladung zum Doktorandenkolloquium Weltwirtschaft: Vortrag und Diskussion zum Thema "Progressivity of Education Spending in Nigeria", Dr. Reuben A. Alabi, A. v. Humboldt Research Fellow, at IWIM, am 29. April 2009, 16.00 bis 18.00 Uhr, Hochschulring 4, Rotunde 3/3. Etage. Die offizielle Einladung und das Thesenpapier finden sie hier
Call for Papers
Nigeria Country Workshop: "New Researches on Development in Nigeria"
Time: July 22nd, 2009, 10 am to 17 pm
Venue: Faculty of Economics and Business Studies, University of Bremen
Purpose: It is the purpose of the workshop to present new research results on development in Nigeria for three core issues (education and poverty; small industries and industrialisation; globalisation and development).
New researches at IWIM on development in Nigeria will be presented by three speakers on the following themes:
1. "Income Distribution, Education and Poverty in Nigeria"
Speaker: Dr. Reuben A. Alabi
2. "Networks, Clusters and Innovation in Nigerian Small and Medium Scale Industries"
Speaker: Dr. des. O. O. Uzor
3. "Applying a New Globalisation Index to Development Problems of Nigeria".
Speaker: Dr. des. S. Ebenthal
The speakers will present full papers of their researches. Related researches by the speakers can be downloaded here. Participation of guests is welcomed upon application. Related researches can be presented by the guests in short statements. Guests can also become discussants of presented papers.
Contact: Professor Karl Wohlmuth (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org)
Administration of the Workshop: Research Assistant: A. Tchokam
IWIM says good bye to Dr. Alabi: The Professors Karl Wohlmuth and Axel Sell said farewell to Dr. Reuben A. Alabi at the event of the Nigeria Country Workshop of IWIM that took place on July 29, 2009 from 10.30 am to 18.15 pm (see the programme, the abstracts of Dr. Alabis contributions , the Powerpoint Presentations and the photo gallery about the event). Dr. Alabi has worked for 20 months (from December 2007 to July 2009) as an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow at the Institute. The two professors emphasized in their speeches the high motivation and productivity, the scientific ethos, and the hard-working attitude of Dr. Alabi; they also praised the important research work that Dr. Alabi has performed in Bremen on the issues of "Education, Inequality and Poverty in Nigeria" (see the final report on the research activities by Dr. Alabi). Also the friendly, cordial and cooperative behavior of Dr. Alabi was mentioned by the two professors more informations...
Professor Dr. Reuben A. Alabi from the Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria was awarded a returnee fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to do one year of research on “Marginal Benefit Incidence Analysis of Public Spending on Health Services in Nigeria”. This research will be done in close association with Professor Karl Wohlmuth from IWIM, Faculty of Economics, University of Bremen. Dr. Alabi has spent 18 months at IWIM to research on “Education, Poverty and Inequality in Nigeria” (see his most recent publications in the IWIM Blue Series Discussion Papers).
Guest Researcher at IWIM: Dr. Reuben A .Alabi attended the Bremen Africa Conference 2010 in the Haus der Wissenschaft Bremen and then visited IWIM to discuss about new projects and researches with Professor Karl Wohlmuth. Dr. Alabi is preparing for further discussion papers for the IWIM Blue Series Discussion Papers (see his already published research papers on education, income distribution, and poverty in Nigeria as numbers 114 and 109 of the Series ). Also new projects, like the planned Conference for Researchers, NGO representatives and Policymakers on Education, Health and Poverty Alleviation in Nigeria to be held in Ekpoma, Nigeria in December 2010 and to be organized by the Alli Ambrose University, Ekpoma, Edo State, and supported by the Africa Initiative of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, were discussed.
Research Output: Professor Dr. Alabi, Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Nigeria and Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow at the Institute for World Economics and International Management (IWIM), University of Bremen, has produced a new research paper on Progressivity of Education Spending in Nigeria, a study that is using complex new measurement tools (see the IWIM Blue Series Discussion Paper Number 119 to be downloaded as a PDF ). The study is based on a recent research visit at IWIM and the research was supervised by Professor Karl Wohlmuth. The study is intended to stimulate the ongoing discussion about new education and poverty alleviation policies in Nigeria. A further paper on Redistribution Policies and Education Spending in Nigeria is forthcoming quite soon as IWIM Blue Series Discussion Paper Number 120. Further related papers by Professor Dr. Alabi can be downloaded as well from the IWIM Blue Series Discussion Papers as the numbers 109 and 114 (IWIM Blue Series Discussion Papers).
New Education and Health Policies for Nigeria: Professor Dr. Alabi has written a new research report on the redistributive effects of public education spending in Nigeria. With complex empirical methods the redistributive effect of public spending for education (for primary and secondary school attendance) is quantified (see IWIM Blue Series Discussion Paper number 120). This research report is part of a larger research project funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. The Foundation has financed over 18 months a research visit by Dr. Alabi to IWIM and is now funding a return fellowship over 12 months in Ekpoma, Nigeria at Ambrose Alli University. Professor Karl Wohlmuth is the supervisor of the project. Also other contributions to this project by the author can be downloaded (see numbers 109, 114, 119 of the IWIM Blue Series Discussion Papers ). Professor Alabi will visit IWIM in July 2010 to discuss the draft of the Interim Report to the Foundation with Professor Karl Wohlmuth.
Inequality, Poverty and the Health Sector in Nigeria: Professor Dr. Reuben Adeolu Alabi, Department of Agricultural Economics, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma Edo State, Nigeria, e-mail: email@example.com, and Fellow of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Bonn, Germany
is again visiting Bremen in December 2010 to submit a research paper on the “Redistributive Impacts of Public Expenditures for the Health System in Nigeria”. The study was supervised by Professor Karl Wohlmuth and is financed by a fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. The Study will be published in the IWIM Blue Series Discussion Papers. Professor Alabi has as well studied the redistributive impacts of public expenditures for the education system in Nigeria (for other papers of the author see the list of IWIM Blue Series Discussion Papers).