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KASU secures  N18m grant for research project sponsored by TETFund

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KASU secures  N18m grant for research project sponsored by TETFund


Auwal Farouk Abdussalam, an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography, at Kaduna State University, has secured a research grant under the TETFund 2021 National Research Fund (NRF) Intervention worth Eighteen Million Five Hundred Thousand Naira (N18,500.000.00) only.

The title of the project is “Development of a Framework for Incorporating Climate Change Impact and Adaptation in the Management of Road Networks in Nigeria.”

A statement signed by KASU PRO Adamu Nuhu Bahago said the research is to be conducted by a group of researchers under the leadership of Dr Abdussalam, who is the principal researcher.

The research grant is to enable KASU and the researchers to contribute meaningfully to Government’s desire to revive and make research the launch pad for national development.

Furthermore, KASU is expected to submit a periodic progress report on the research to the Fund. The duration for the execution of the research is 24 months.

Auwal Farouk Abdussalam is an Associate Professor of Applied Meteorology and Environmental Sciences at the Department of Geography and Head of the Climate Change Research Unit at Kaduna State University. Abdussalam has a PhD in Geography and Environmental Sciences, with a specialization in Climate Change Impact Assessment from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. Before that, he obtained his BSc and MSc in Geography from Bayero University, Kano and Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, respectively.

Abdussalam’s research interest focuses on climate change impact assessment, adaptation and mitigation; disaster risk management; environmental sustainability; and environmental impact assessment.

He has presented his work at several conferences, and published outcomes of his numerous research in high-impact journals, books and book chapters. Dr Abdussalam has won several national and international academic grants and awards, the most recent is the prestigious National Research Fund grant by TetFund and the Principal Investigator.

In addition, he has mentored and supervised master’s students and PhD candidates.
Dr Abdussalam is the immediate past Director of Admissions and Examinations, and the current Director of Academic Planning.

The Co-Researchers are Prof. Adrian O. Eberemu with a specialization in Sustainable Highway Geotechnics, Dr Aminu Suleiman with a specialization in Sustainable Highway and Transportation, Dr Atiku Sadiq Abubakar with a specialization in Highway Maintenance and Rehabilitation, Dr Mansur Hamma-Adama with a specialization in Construction Project Management, Dr H.M Alhassan with a specialization in Transportation Engineering and the Environment, Dr Muttaka Naiya Ibrahim with a specialization in Traffic and Pavement Engineering, Mrs Bashariya Mustapha Baba with a specialization in Climate Change and Tourism and Mallam Zahradeen Isah a climatologist.


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