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Prof Uchendu Eugene Chigbu

Coordinator: Network of Excellence on Land Governance in Africa (NELGA, Southern Africa)
Coordinator: Fostering Research and Intra-African knowledge transfer through Mobility and Education (FRAME)

Phone : +264 61 207 2470
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Office Location : Land Management Building, Room 10


Dr.-Ing. (Land Mgt.)
MSc (Land Mgt.)
MA (Bus & Mgt.)
BSc. (Estate Mgt.)


Chigbu studied in Nigeria, the United Kingdom and Germany. He joined the Department of Land and Spatial Sciences in 2020 as an Associate Professor in Land Administration. His teaching, community services and research focus on innovating societal challenges and solutions using land-based approaches. He is an Associate Editor, Journal Land Use Policy (Elsevier), and Section Editor of the Journal, Local Development & Society (Routledge).Prof Chigbu is a social geodesist. He investigates societal challenges and solutions using land-based approaches. His research and practice hinge around land administration and land management themes: including land-use planning, land and natural resource tenure, land policy and governance, and actions for transformations in urban, peri-urban and rural settlements.


Professional Affiliations

  • German Association of Surveying (DVW)
  • International Federation of Surveyors (FIG)
  • Global Land Tool Network (UN-Habitat)


Research Focus Areas

  • Tenure responsive land use planning
  • Land and natural resource tenure
  • Land studies on youth, women and gender
  • (Peri-)Urban and rural land development
  • Land administration (including management, policy and governance)


Courses Currently Teaching


  • International land management
  • Land tenure systems
  • Rural development


  • Scientific paper writing
  • Research methodology
  • Emerging and open issues in land administration
  • Legal and institutional frameworks in land administration
  • Land management and land policy


Community Development Activities

  • Member International Society of Tropical Foresters
  • African Good Governance Network (DAAD)
  • AUAS Rotary Club (Windhoek, Namibia)



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