One of Our Flagship Research Projects on

Public Heath, Epidemic Challenges and Environmental Impact of Urban Slums and Settlements

Research on impact of slum - adirm research center

The number of slum dwellers in developing countries increased from 689 million in 1990 to 880 million in 2014 (World Economic Forum, 2016). The population who live in slums typically are poor, illiterate or semiliterate and engage in low-skilled (and often stigmatized) work (Shepherd, Parida & Wincent, 2020).

ADIRM partnerships with UK and Nigerian universities win British Council Grant worth £100,000.00

Press Release: ADIRM partnerships with UK and Nigerian universities win British Council Grant worth £100,000.00

This is British Council funded partnership project between University of Lincoln, Lincoln, UK; Coal City University, Enugu; and African Development Institute of Research Methodology (ADIRM), Enugu, Nigeria for the development of innovative entrepreneurship education and digital ecosystem to increase youth’s employability, entrepreneurial skills and competencies. This as part of British Council – Innovation for African Universities (IAU) Programme, managed by the Centre of Excellence (CoE) comprising the ChangeSchool, City University of London, and University of Nairobi, Kenya.

Eastern City CO-STARTERS    


Eastern City CO-STARTERS [Accelerator & Apprenticeship]  is a supportive enviornment and entrepreneurial ecosytem designed to provide young people with collaborative and stakeholder’s learning to turn their idea into responsible, ethical and commercial enterprise. If you’re a youth looking to launch a new product or service, Eastern City CO-STARTERS is for you.


Every year, 6 Months Apprenticeship sessions will run. Training workshops will be physical at ADIRM centre and supported by Virtual sessions. Training will be lead by experienced business managers, Ideation/Start-up coaches and mentors based in Nigeria, UK and USA.

Call For Proposals!

Do you have an innovative idea or technical proposal that can be commercialized or that can make businesses move forward in the current economic climate, but lack the creative and financial resources to make it happen? Nigeria-based research institute – ADIRM is partnering with UK companies and research institutes to make it happen. Send your proposals to us via email.

Contact Person: Dr Nonso Ochinanwata
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Contact Phone: 08100150199; +447723308935

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Recent External Collaborative Funded Projects at ADIRM

Project: Policies aimed at supporting Entrepreneurship and Business Sustainability in Nigeria to overcome the challenges of Covid-19 pandemic.
Duration: August – October 2021
Amount: £850
Funder: UNESCO Chair on Responsible Foresight for Sustainable Development at Lincoln International Business School / Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME) / Seedcorn fund, University of Lincoln, UK
Project: Investigate the educational policy reforms required for sustainable higher education (HE) in Nigeria’
Duration: January – April 2021
Amount: £16,000 (GBP)
Funder: UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) QR Strategic Priorities Fund / University of Lincoln, UK

Environmental Impact of Unregulated Mineral Mining

Research on the Environmental Impact of Mining Solid Mineral Without Regulation

research on impact of mining

Illegal mining has several environmental and health problems. Several accidents have occurred, and, in some cases, this has led to many deaths in the mines when the ground caved in on miners. There are also health serious impact resulting from pollution from gases, noise, dust and polluted water.

Research on Rural Sustainable Livelihood Challenges

Research that focuses on the livelihood challenges and the sustainability of the livelihood in the rural area

Village livelihood in nigeria

Eradication of poverty and hunger has been the main theme of development since 2000s (Rahman & Akter, 2014). While this ambitious goal is yet to be achieved, progress in ‘poverty reduction’ has been impressive and widespread in many regions (Rahman & Akter, 2014). However, in Nigeria, the trend shows that poverty


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