Dr. Uduak Akpan is a Development Expert and has worked extensively on multidisciplinary research projects in thematic areas such as energy access, climate change, rural energy planning, and rural transport planning. He has worked as a consultant for different organizations including ILC Africa (Ghana), African Governance and Development Institute (Cameroun) and the African Development Bank (AfDB). He is in charge of managing the Monitoring and Evaluation component of the World Bank – Supported Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria where he is leading the preparation of several is contributing to the implementation of projects with a portfolio of over US$50m spanning civil works, livelihood support, institutional capacity building, and project management. In terms of climate change, Dr Akpan has contributed to position papers presented in different fora, including the UN Climate Change Conferences of Parties (COP26 and COP27) in Glasgow and Sharm El-Sheikh respectively. He has worked and published several articles in high-ranking journals as may be seen here.
Uduak has a BSc in Statistics from the University of Uyo (Nigeria); an M.Sc. in Energy Studies with specialization in Energy Economics (with distinction) from the University of Dundee, United Kingdom; and a PhD in Development Economics from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, United Kingdom.