Pedi has worked in the higher education sector since 2012, collaborating extensively with academics in Nigeria, South Africa, Canada, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, among others. Between 2019 and 2020, she worked with the United Nations University – Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA) as a Research Fellow in Environmental Policy, developing and leading the institution’s workstream on knowledge for quality natural resource governance in Africa. Her research interests revolve around inclusive development and sustainability, including the interactions between law and climate change, governance of water and other natural resources, gender inclusiveness and intersecting forms of human vulnerability. Her PhD thesis, obtained from the University of Amsterdam in 2018, focuses on strengthening the human right to sanitation as an instrument for inclusive development. In the course of her academic career, Pedi has received several national and international research grants and awards, such as the Global Challenges Research Fund, NUFFIC Netherlands Fellowship Professional (NFP), Nigeria Tertiary Education Trust Fund, and the United Kingdom African Studies Association Mary Kingsley Zochonis Fellowship. Her wider engagements have contributed to enhancing interdisciplinary collaborations and policy discourse among academics, technocrats, and practitioners, in connection with human rights and the Sustainable Development Goals on water and sanitation (SDG 6), climate action (SDG 13), gender equality (SDG 5) and quality education (SDG 4).
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