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I am Uzebba Christiana Kanu (nee Angus- Olaghere). I live in Freetown, Sierra Leone. I am a Lecturer in the Department of Geography, Faculty of Pure and Applied Science, Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone.Most of my time is spent in the field doing research or conducting field exercises for and with students. I am an environmentalist working on conservation issues and how they affect the lives and livelihoods of local people. I have a Bachelor degree in Honours Geography, two Masters degrees in Geography and the Environment and Rural Development. I am currently working on my PhD on Forest Resource Management in Sierra Leone. I am looking at two initiatives the Gola Conservation Program and Environmental Protection Agency. I have represented the Government of Sierra Leone on conflict talks on Border Security Issues between Sierra Leone and Guinea. I was the Chair of the Joint Technical Committee on border security issues on Yenga until 2008. I helped draft the National Population and Housing Census Manual in 2002. I am a member of the DelpHe higher education link program.


  • 2008-2011 Pursue and Awaiting Submission of PhD Thesis (a Split-Site PhD Between Universities of Manchester, UK and Sierra Leone)
  • 2003-2004 Awarded MA Degree in Rural Development (University of Sussex, UK)
  • 1995-1998 Awarded MA Degree in Geography and the Environment
  • 1985-1990 Awarded BA Honours Degree in Geography (Class Two Division One)


  • 1990-1991 Teacher, Freetown Secondary School for Girls
  • 1991-1998 Research and Teaching Assistant, Department of Geography, Fourah Bay College
  • 1998-2004 Lecturer Class II
  • 2004- Date Lecturer Class I


  • 1990-1991 Taught for One School Term before leaving for University Employment
  • 1991-1998 RTA/TTA. Field Exercise Coordinator and Tutor for Levels I-III Department of Geography
  • 1998-2002 Resource Person for the Drafting of The National Population And Housing Census Manual
  • 1998-2002 Resource Person, National Security, State House, Freetown
  • 2002-2004 Member, Technical Team on MRU Issues
  • 2004-2005 Coordinator, Body lab Foundation and Coopi Sierra Leone
  • 2004-2005 Deputy Chair, Technical Committee on National Border Security between Sierra Leone and Its Neighbours
  • 2005-2007 Training of Trainers in Agricultural Optimization conducted by FAO,Data Analyst SL/TCP Project, FAO; Represent the JT Committee at MRU Summit
  • 2005-2008 Chair, Joint Technical Committee on the Yenga Border Issue
  • 2008-2011 DelpHe program between the Departments of Geography and three UK universities on Urban and Peri Urban Agriculture
  • 2009-2010 Resource Person, MCH on the Free Healthcare Provision
  • 2010-2011 Acting HOD (Oct 2010-Feb 2011 ),Participant on agribusiness forum; Data Analyst on Construction and General Services

My interests

I'm interested in:

  • Environmental Management and Climate Change Adaptability;
  • Sustainable Management of Natural Resources;
  • Rural Livelihood Diversification;
  • Insights and Ensuing Conflicts on Border Security Issues that affects Forest Edged Communities(FECs), Cross Border Trade, and Conservation Measures.

My Website, blog and contact particulars

My contact details are:

email address :; cell: +232-076-773-445; +232-033-773-445