Jane Ezirigwe is an Open AIR Postdoctoral Fellow on Global Data Governance for Food and Agriculture. She is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS) and an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at Bingham University, Nigeria. Jane is a member of the AfCFTA Advisory Council. She is also an Olu Akinkugbe Fellow on Business Law in Africa, a Fellow of Young African Leaders Initiative, and an International Bar Association Scholar.
Jane holds a PhD in law from the University of Cape Town, an LLM from the University of London, and an MBA and LLB from ESUT Business School and University of Abuja. She has over 16 years of experience in legal research, legal advocacy, legal education, as well as in mobilizing and translating knowledge for wider usage. Her research interests are in the areas of food & agricultural law, international trade, and natural resource development. She is also committed to mainstreaming gender in her research and is focused on using socio-legal methods to produce evidence-based research. Jane provides consulting services to Women’s Aid Collective, a Nigerian NGO advocating for women’s rights. She also provides support services to Small Scale Women Farmers Organisation in Nigeria, a network of over 500,000 women farmers. She has won several academic and research awards for her contributions to the development of law and has many publications.