Fadekunayo Adeniyi

Key information

BEng Hons (Plymouth)
MSc (Dunelm)
Thesis title
Overcoming the Constraints to On-Grid Renewable Energy Investments in Nigeria


Fadekunayo Adeniyi is a Ph.D. candidate at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London. His research focuses on the barriers to utility-scale clean energy investments in Nigeria, with a special emphasis on the role of politics. Prior to his doctoral research, he was involved in several utility-scale clean energy projects in Africa as a project developer and later as part of a lender’s team. In his most recent role, he worked in the climate finance division at the African Development Bank (AfDB), where he helped mobilise climate finance for clean energy projects in Africa. Fadekunayo is a Mandela Washington Fellow and is passionate about politics and affordable energy as tools to bring prosperity to the poorest people in Nigeria.

He was selected for the 2016 Future Energy Leader Award at the West African Power Industry Convention (WAPIC) for his work in renewable energy projects development. He has a background in electrical engineering and electricity markets.

Research interests

  • Energy modelling
  • Low-Carbon transitions
  • Political economy
  • Utility-scale renewable energy projects
  • Nigerian energy sector
  • Industrial organisation

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