Cyril Effiong

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Research interests

  • Developing a mixed methodology that spans both human and Physical Geography to assess livelihood vulnerability in Floodplains. 
  • Analysising the relationship between historical hydrology data and participartory research method.
  • Exploring critical assessment rooted in physical planning and covers topic around Housing Satisfaction, Waste Management, Climate Change and Environmental Pollution.


Cyril grew up in Nigeria and had his first degree in Urban and Regional Planning at the Universityof Uyo in 2010. He then proceeded for his Masters degree in Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Ibadan in 2012. After graduation with MSc degree in 2014, Cyril was exployed as a Teaching staff at the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Uyo. Currently Cyril is a PhD student in the School of Geography and Environmental Science, University of Birmingham having secured the Federal Governement of Nigeria Scholarship. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Planning, Vulnerability of Coastal Communities to Climate Change; A Case Study of Ayadehe, Itu Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria, University of Ibadan

18 Apr 201227 May 2014

Award Date: 27 May 2014

Bachelor of Science, The Role of Insurance Firms in Housing Delivery in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria, University of Uyo

20 Mar 20043 Sept 2010

Award Date: 3 Aug 2010


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