Rebecca Enobong Roberts

Associate Member


  • 2021 - today

    Habitat Unit, Planning, Building, Environment
    Technical University of Berlin
    PhD Candidate

  • 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


  • Book Chapters

    • 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

  • 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