Mr Adegboyega Adeniran

Bsc (Hons), MEng Science
PhD Student

Gboyega is a PhD student at the Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University currently working as a research officer and a tutor at the ANU Fenner School of Environment and Society. 

Gboyega worked as a Project Officer with the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Services (NPWS) – Newcastle, on the Tomago Wetland Rehabilitation Project. In 2004, Gboyega completed a Bachelor of Science (Hon) in Geography at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, a Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work in 2009, and a Master of Engineering Science at the University of Newcastle, Australia in 2011.

Currently, Gboyega is a member of the International Public Policy Association (IPPA). Gboyega has a keen interest in politics and has served in several leadership roles both in Nigeria and Australia. He is currently serving a second term as the President of the ANU African Students Association. 

Research interests

Thesis Title

Water Politics and Governance in Nigeria

Thesis description

Gboyega's research focuses on state-society relationship and its impact on equitable access to water supply using an interdisciplinary approach to understand how specific legacy issues in political governance such as colonialism, and intra-ethnic conflicts are shaped by actors’ decisions. Specific attention is placed on how power shapes decision-making at household/community and state/national levels.The aim is to use this understanding to improve water policy and governance, and deliver sustainable outcomes at the national, state and local levels through a co-construction of practical knowledge from current traditional and formal governance systems.

For this research, Gboyega undertook 5 months fieldwork in Oyo and Ekiti states in Southwest Nigeria between 2017 and 2018. Gboyega is currently working on 3 projects: Oyo state water supply scheme, a WaterAid project in Ekiti state, and the Transaqua interbasin water transfer project for Lake Chad.

Water Politics, Governance, Water conflict, Water Policy, Political Ecology, Political Sociology, Multi-level Water Governance, Nigeria

Adeniran, Adegboyega & Daniell, K. (2017). The attempt to replenish Lake Chad’s water may fail again. Here’s why. Retrieved January 29, 2018, from


Tutoring ENVS3028 Environmental Policy, Semester 1, 2018 at the Australian National Univeristy.