Dr. Emmanuel Nuesiri is the Program Lead of the Social Science Degree Program at the African Leadership University (ALU) Mauritius, where he teaches modules in African Studies, Feminist Economics, and Environmental Politics. He holds a Ph.D. from St. Antony's College at the University of Oxford, UK. He has been a research scholar at the Pan-African Institute for Development Buea, Cameroon; Cornell University, USA; University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, USA; and the University of Potsdam, Germany. He has also been a research associate with the Center for African Studies (CAS) at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, a resource person at the Commonwealth Policy Studies Unit (CPSU) London, and with the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UN-ECA) Addis Ababa. Emmanuel is presently the Chair of the Natural Resource Governance Framework (NRGF), a global governance assessment and correspondence instrument being developed by the Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP) of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). His co-authored publication "Improving Governance of Pastoral Lands" has been translated into Chinese, Portuguese, Arabic, French, and Russian. His edited book Global Forest Governance and Climate Change is the first of its kind to examine the relationship between participation, representation, and decentralization in rights-based conservation. Emmanuel's academic interests span the history of colonialism in Africa, rights-based natural resource governance, global economic development, and the social science of climate change.
Policies and abusive practices against local people in Africa mirror the colonial experiences of their forebears.