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Dr Kelechi Anyigor is a Senior Lecturer in Project Management in the Department of Mechanical and Construction Engineering. He graduated from Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Nigeria with a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning. He then obtained an MSc in Project Management from Northumbria University, Newcastle. His interest in Urban Development and improvement of deprived communities resulted in a PhD from the School of Built and Natural Environment, Northumbria University.

Before leaving Nigeria for further studies in the UK, Kelechi worked in the real estate industry as an Operations Manager, and later in the education sector, as a Geography tutor. In the UK, he has worked as an Associate Lecturer, and as Head of the Research and Training Department of a UK-based charity, with operations in Asia and Africa. A role that afforded him the opportunity to work with a team to deliver successful poverty alleviation projects across Africa, Asia and the Uk. Notable among the projects is the establishment of an operational free school for orphans and children from poor homes in Hyderabad, India. Kelechi is passionate about teaching and learning.

Research interests

Kelechi’s research interest is the interplay of the social, economic, and environmental aspects of deprived urban communities in the delivery of sustainable improvement projects. He is also interested in Leadership and knowledge management for effective project delivery.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty

Education/Academic qualification

PhD

30 Jun 201231 Dec 2099

Award Date: 30 Jun 2012

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