Iseoluwa Akintunde

Mo Ibrahim Foundation Academy Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources Programme


Iseoluwa is Mo Ibrahim Fellow in the Energy, Environment and Resources programme where his research examines the international and national institutions responsible for the effectiveness of climate finance in developing countries, and how these frameworks interact with those of development assistance.

He is qualified to practice law in Nigeria and has worked with a leading Nigerian law firm where he provided legal, policy and institutional advisories on environmental, natural resources, energy and climate change, and anti-corruption issues.

He was an Erin JC Arsenault Fellow in Space Governance and holds a Master of Laws degree in Air and Space Law from the McGill Institute of Air and Space Law.

Iseoluwa was previously a visiting researcher at the International Centre for Climate Change and Development, Bangladesh and the Department of Climate Change of the Federal Ministry of Environment in Nigeria where he researched on the governance of climate finance in developing countries.

His broader research interests include the governance framework for the exploitation of the mineral resources in outer space.

Past experience

2019Researcher, Centre for International Governance Innovation, Waterloo Canada
2018Visiting researcher, Department of Climate Change, Federal Ministry of Environment, Abuja Nigeria
2018Visiting researcher, International Centre for Climate Change and Development, Dhaka Bangladesh 
2013 - presentAssociate, Wole Olanipekun & Co., Lagos Nigeria