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PhD in Mechanical Engineering (specialty in Energy Studies); professional postgraduate Diploma in Management Consultancy practice and Organizational Transformation from the International Professional Managers Association (IPMA – UK).

Professor Chukwuemeka Diji

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Professor Diji is a Registered Professional and Chartered Engineer; licensed by the Council for the Regulations of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN). Certified International Professional Manager (CIPM) of the International Professional Managers Association (IPMA – UK) ; Chartered Management Consultant (CMC) of the Chartered Institute of Management (CIMC), Canada; and Certified Research Management Professional (RMP) conferred by the International Professional Recognition Council (IPRC) and the International Network of Research Management Societies (INORMS) .  

He holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering (specialty in Energy Studies); professional postgraduate Diploma in Management Consultancy practice and Organizational Transformation from the International Professional Managers Association (IPMA – UK). He has certification in “leading Effective teams in Climate Change Research” from Strathmore University, Kenya and Certification in “Development Project Grant Proposal Writing” and “Scientific Writing” from the African Climate Leadership Programme (AfriCLP).  He also has certificate of competence in the following areas from the School of Business Sciences, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa: Intellectual Property, Technology Transfer and Commercialization; Gender in Science, Technology and Innovation; Research Ethics and Integrity; Fundamentals of Research Management; Research Grants and Contract Management; and  Programme Evaluation.

Professor Diji is a Nominated expert on the roaster of experts of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and Selected Expert Reviewer of the AR6 Synthesis Report by the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC). He is an Institutional focal lead for the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Solution Network (SDSN) and member of the Council of Engineers on the Energy Transition (CEET), an independent advisory council to the Secretary General of the UN. He is the Chair of the African Research Council on Sustainable Development (ARSCD) and Professional Research Council Member of the International Institute for Policy Review and Development Strategies (IIPRDS).

Professor Diji is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research, Innovation, Consultancy and Extension at the Kampala International University in Uganda. The Director and Chair, KIU – Yunus Social Business Centre (KIU – YSBC) Centre of Excellence for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Kampala International University. He also serve on consultancy basis as Clean Technology Researcher/Expert for the Strategy & Ops Consultancy PTY Ltd, based in Australia.