Romaric Odoulami, Ph.D.

University of Cape Town

Romaric C. Odoulami earned his Ph.D. in climate science and meteorology (2016) from the Federal University of Technology, Akure (Nigeria). He is currently a research fellow for the African Climate and Development Initiative at the University of Cape Town, which he joined in 2017 as a postdoctoral research fellow. In 2023, Odoulami was ranked as a young researcher with the potential to establish himself and become a globally recognized leader in his research fields by the South African National Research Foundation. That same year, as part of the winning team led by Mark New, he was awarded the Frontiers Planet Prize, which honors research that contributes towards solutions to planetary environmental challenges such as climate change, biodiversity loss and water resources. Odoulami’s research focuses on climate change risks, adaptation and mitigation with a specific focus on Africa. His research includes improving and contributing to the understanding of (i) climate processes, climate projections and modelling, climate change risks and attribution, (ii) climate change impacts and its implications for agriculture, food systems, water resources, biodiversity and health, (iii) and the potential of geoengineering climate interventions and their implications for society. Odoulami currently serves in the interim Scientific Steering Group of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) Lighthouse Activity – Research on Climate Intervention. He has served as a contributing author to chapter nine of the IPCC Working Group II Sixth Assessment Report.

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