Uchenna Ijoma is a PhD candidate at the University of Ottawa, and a Queen Elizabeth Scholars – Advanced Scholars Fellow. Uchenna has an LLM with Distinction from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. She has years of experience being a practicing commercial and corporate lawyer as well as a litigator. Uche has diverse interdisciplinary research interests in the areas of global energy-environment governance and sustainable development, with a particular focus on the interrelationships within and between law, inclusive governance, renewable energy systems, gender equity, social justice, human rights, investment, and sustainable rural development. She has presented, written and published several papers on international environmental policy law, renewable energy policy and law-making, natural resources law (oil and gas, water and land), sustainable development law, rural development, agriculture, gender, and inclusive governance.