ABS Canada’s Professor Chidi Oguamanam awarded University Research Chair in Sustainable Bio-Innovation, Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Global Knowledge Governance
ABS Canada is thrilled to have its Principle Investigator, Professor Chidi Oguamanam, be named to the University of Ottawa’s University Research Chair in Sustainable Bio-Innovation, Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Global Knowledge Governance. Research Chairs represent the University’s top researchers and recognize their outstanding and important accomplishments.
Professor Oguamanam’s goal as Chair is to advance just societies through the equitable participation of the world’s Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IPLCs) in global knowledge production and in the resulting benefits. He will research into global knowledge governance across the multiple but interrelated sites of sustainability, agriculture, food security, environment, biodiversity conservation, climate change, health, medicines, arts, and other epistemic traditions to answer how global knowledge governance can achieve equity for IPLCs and their knowledge production.
Professor Oguamanam is a leading scholar in the area of intellectual property and Indigenous knowledge. In addition to heading ABS Canada, he is a co-founder of Open Africa Innovation Research (OpenAIR). He was named to the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada in 2016, and his outstanding leadership in research training has been acknowledged over the years by three different teaching and graduate supervision awards.
ABS Canada is very proud of this accomplishment by Professor Oguamanam and excited to see where his future research leads.