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Dr Israel R. Orimoloye

Lecturer in Geography and Environmental Science, Social Sciences


Dr. Israel R. Orimoloye is a lecturer and researcher specialising in remote sensing and GIS applications, environmental and disaster risk management, climate change. He is currently working as a Lecturer in Geography and Environmental Science, School of Social Science, IIE MSA, Johannesburg, South Africa. Dr Orimoloye obtained his first Doctorate Degree (2018) from the Department of Geography and Environmental Science, University of Fort Hare, South Africa and he earned his second PhD in Disaster Management (2022) from the Disaster Management Training and Education Centre for Africa, University of the Free State, South Africa. Prior to that, he earned his Bachelor’s and Master Degrees in Meteorology from the Federal University of Technology Akure, in 2010 and 2015, respectively. Dr Orimoloye has extensive experience in lecturing/teaching, supervision, and mentorship. His research portfolio revolves around remote sensing and GIS applications, drought disaster and desertification over sub-Saharan Africa, disaster risk management, environmental management, climate change impact assessment. He is an established researcher, with over 7 years of experience in the field. He researches contemporary issues, focuses on the use of cutting-edge Earth Observation information in monitoring and understanding various components of land use systems, drought and desertification, climate change, hazards and disasters. He has also been involved in intensive United Nations training and capacity building held in Germany. He is a registered and professional environmental scientist (South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions) and a member of the American Association of Geographers and Society of South African Geographers. His engagement with EO applications is not restricted to Africa only but also involves collaboration with various spatial scientists from the United States, India and Hong Kong Scholars, promoting spatial science knowledge and skills transfer to enhance policy formulation and decision making in the African continent. He serves as a principal investigator in several projects including drought disaster risk assessment across the Free State Province, South Africa; and assessment of the ecological and environmental degradation funded by the Central Research Fund. He has published over sixty (60) scientific articles including book chapters in high impact factor ISI and Scopus journals. He is an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management (IJCCSM), Emerald Publishing, United Kingdom. He is a revered reviewer for both local and international journals and project funders. He is proficient in several environmental and climate tools which he exhibited in his various projects and publications.

  • Ph.D. in Disaster Management (2022), University of the Free State, South Africa
  • Ph.D.  in Geography (2018), University of Fort Hare, South Africa
  • M Tech. in Meteorology (2015), Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria
  • B.Tech. in Meteorology (2010), Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria
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My research portfolio revolves around Remote Sensing & GIS applications, drought disaster, disaster management, climate science, environmental management. My proposed endeavor is to build on my extensive experience with Earth observation technology (Remote sensing and Geographic Information Systems) application to disaster risk management, environmental impact assessment, climate change, drought, and other climate hazards

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