Rebecca Enobong Roberts
2021 - today
Habitat Unit, Planning, Building, Environment
Technical University of Berlin
2011 - 2013
University of Birmingham
MSc - International Development; Inequality, Poverty and Development
2009 - 2010
University of Manchester
MA - International Political Economy - Research Route
2004 - 2008
University of East London
BSc - Psychology
R.E. Roberts (2020). Street trading is a consequence, not a cause In Lagos Urban Planning: Debunking Myths & Stereotypes. Rethinking Cities Initiative and Heinrich Böll Stiftung Nigeria.
R.E. Roberts and T. Lawanson (2022). Interrogating the Social Capital of Internally Displaced Persons in Nigerian Cities In The Palgrave Handbook of Global Social Change. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. 1 – 23.
R.E. Roberts and T. Lawanson (2023). Cities of Refuge? Understanding Urban Integration Practices of Internally Displaced People in Nigeria In Informality and Inequality in Urban Africa. Center for Housing and Sustainable Development, University of Lagos. 163 – 183.
Reports and Articles
R. E. Roberts (2018). The crackdown on the informal poor – a problem or a solution? Urban Resilience Hub. UN-Habitat
Rebecca Roberts (2019). What to do about slums in Lagos. Stears.co
Rebecca Roberts (2019. Cities Need to Change their perception of the poor. Stears.co
R.E. Roberts and T. Lawanson (2019). A Sustainable Lagos For People Living With Disabilities is Possible. Africa Updates.
R.E. Roberts (2020). What Lagos Can Learn About Housing the Majority Population from Tokyo. Thisday Newspaper.
R.E. Roberts (2020). Displaced and Isolated; The Realities of COVID-19 for IDPs in Lagos, Nigeria. Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC).
R.E.Roberts and Deji Adeyanju (2021). I will Kill You, I will Waste Your Life and Nothing Will Happen. Space and Conflict Issue. CRC 1265 Re-Figuration of Spaces, SFB Blog
R.E. Roberts (2021). Local Governance Strategies of Okpoko Community in Onitsha to Access Water. Heinrich Böll Stiftung.
R.E. Roberts (2021). Four Ways to Democratise Research on Urban Land Rights. Urbanet
R.E. Roberts (2022). How Urban Are IDPS? Between Forcibly Evicted Urban Poor And Conflict IDPS. Researching Internal Displacement Working Paper No.23. University College London.
Presentations and Keynotes
Lived transnationalism in times of violent conflict – Cross-border connections and mobilities of people, goods and capital. 27-28 March 2023, Gustav-Stresemann-Institute Bonn, Germany.
Workshop ‘Internal Displacement in Law and Policy. Maynooth University. 2 February 2023.
Elections in Nigeria – The End of an Era? Bundestag Breakfast. Deutsche Afrika Stiftung and the Federal Foreign Office Berlin. 19th February 2023.
World Economic Forum Davos, Geneva. Internal Displacement, Forced Migration and Sustainable African Cities. 18th February 2023.
International Conference-“Polycontextural Spatial Arrangements”. The Technical University of Berlin. February 26th/27th 2020.
Public Lecture on the Role of Law & Religion for Human Rights in Nigeria: Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg Seminar für Ethnologie, 3 December 2019.
16th ETMU Conference Solidarity, Participation, and Politics. 14-15 November 2019, Tampere University, Finland.
IDMC 2nd Internal Displacement Conference: Road to 2030: Session: Solutions to Displacement. 1 October 2019. Geneva, Switzerland.
Public Lecture on Brain Drain Migration & Implication for Nigeria’s public health sector. 26 March 2019, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany.
UN Global Goals Public Lecture on Housing the Urban Poor in Lagos, Nigeria. 1-4 May 2019, Bonn, Germany.
Urban Resilience Week: Heinrich Böll Stiftung Nigeria Expert Group Meeting on the Lagos State Development Plan: Session: Housing the Majority Population(the poor). 2-5 April 2019.
Third International Participatory Slum Upgrading Conference: Session: The Role of Research & Civil Society 17 – 19 November 2018, Brussels, Belgium.
Public Lecture on Urban Poor Exclusion and Implication for Sustainable Urbanisation. The Center for Human Rights, University of Pretoria. 15-17 August 2018.
RC21: Sensing and Shaping the City: Place, People, Power. 14 – 16 July 2021. Session PS103: Precarious Beginnings – Global Perspectives on Forced Migrant’s Struggle for Housing