Uchendu Eugene Chigbu, PhD


Uchendu Eugene Chigbu is an associate professor of Land Administration at Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia, Africa. He has broad educational experiences that cover the social, management, environmental, and engineering sciences. His work focuses on researching, developing, and teaching transformative pathways to development through land tenure security, land-use planning, and land policy and governance improvements. He has managed international multi-stakeholder projects co-funded by the UN-Habitat, GIZ, and International Social Science Council (now International Science Council). His most impactful work is the book, Tenure Responsive Land Use Planning: A Guide for Country Level Implementation, which has been endorsed by the German Development Agency (GIZ) and the UN-Habitat for piloting in the Global South. The book emerged from a project on land-use planning and land tenure, which involved research activities in Angola, Brazil, Chile, Ivory Coast, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, The Philippines, and Zambia. He is a reviewer for more than 10 international journals and has supervised over 30 postgraduate theses on various land-related topics in urban and rural contexts. He is currently the Co-Chair of the International Research and Training Cluster of the Global Land Tool Network (of UN-Habitat).

Author's Books

Land Governance and Gender

The Tenure-Gender Nexus in Land Management and Land Policy