Jessy O Jessa
Project title: Towards Sustainable Solid Waste Management: The Role of Stakeholders in Tackling the Waste Management Challenges.
Supervisors: Dr Patricia Noxolo, Dr Natasha Cornea, and Dr Simon Dixon.
Jessy Oghenekevwe Jessa is an environmentalist. He is a Nigerian with a Bachelor of Science in Animal and Environmental Biology (University of Benin), and a Master of Science in Sustainability and Environmental Management (Coventry University). He is a member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). He is currently pursuing his PhD at the University of Birmingham. His research area sits within solid waste management, environmental awareness, and the sustainable development goals (especially goal 12 – responsible consumption and production, ensuring the negative impacts of waste are mitigated through reduction, reuse, and recycling).
Around the world, one noteworthy issue that governments have had to contend with is solid waste disposal, challenging most city governments with increasing problems of solid waste management. This challenge is even more pressing in developing countries which struggle with poverty, unemployment, insecurity, and so on.
Nigeria, a developing country, has made efforts to address the issue of solid waste management; however, there are considerable rooms for improvement as the state of solid waste management in the country is below standard.
While there is considerable research in the area, little is known of the role of stakeholders in tackling the problem of solid waste management in Nigeria. Jessy’s research aims to promote policy formulation, infrastructural development, and awareness campaigns aimed at moving towards sustainable solid waste management in Nigeria.