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Ifesinachi Okafor-Yarwood is a Lecturer in Sustainable Development at the School of Geography and Sustainable Development, University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Her work advances a transdisciplinary understanding of oceans’ sustainability, governance and security. With extensive field research experience involving strategic maritime stakeholders and West and Central African communities, Okafor-Yarwood has contributed to high-level reports and discussions on ocean governance, gender, and maritime security at regional and global levels.
She has published extensively on the subject and has consulted for regional and international agencies. Okafor-Yarwood holds a PhD in Leadership, Security and Development, an M.A. in Conflict, Security, and Development from King’s College London, UK, a B.A. in International Relations, Peace and Conflict Studies, and a preparatory Diploma in Law from London Metropolitan University, London, UK.

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