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Dr. Inah Eteng Okon


Geography and Environmental Science


Senior Lecturer


[email protected]

About Dr. Inah Eteng Okon

Dr. Inah Okon is an environmentalist, urban planner, GIS and transportation expert who has been serving University of Calabar as Senior Lecturer since 2015. He holds a Bachelor degree in Geography & Regional Planning (University of Uyo, 2000); Master degree in Environmental Resource Planning & Management (University of Calabar, 2005); Doctor of Philosophy in Transportation Planning (University of Calabar, 2009); Master degree in Geographical Information System, MGIS (University of Ibadan, 2011); Diploma in Urban Management Tools for Climate Change (IHS-EUR, Rotterdam, 2012); Master of Science degree in Geo-Information Science & Earth Observation in Urban Planning and Management (ITC-UT, Enschede, 2014) and several other e-learning and refresher courses.He has spent most of his professional life devoted to urban housing and transport research, teaching, community development and consultancy services. He has won many awards including PTDF/TETFUND in 2011 leading to an M.Sc. on GIS for Urban Planning and Management in the Netherlands, World Bank research grant for the evaluation of the Cicloruta Bicycle infrastructure in Bogota, Colombia, among others. Dr. Inah Okon has participated in many technical studies including the baseline study on orphans and vulnerable children in Cross River and Ebonyi States (USAID funded); Water, hygiene and sanitation policy framework for Zamfara and Kebbi States; and Team Member in the Cross River Health & Demographic Surveillance System (CRHDSS). He has collaborated effectively with many Universities under the UN-Habitat Big Blue Book Project and currently seeking collaboration with GEO. He has attended many local and international conferences in where some of his works had been published among which is modelling willingness to use bicycle in urban transport in Calabar. Dr. Inah Okon is a member of Green Cities, Urban Planning Professionals, ISOCARP, ANG, and alumni member of many local and international institutions. He is also an environmental impact assessment panel review member of the Federal Ministry of Environment. His philosophy of the urban centre as home for all led him to the creation of Green Pedal Development Foundation which was incorporated in 2016. He has published many articles in learned local and international journals and also a peer reviewer to many Journals. He is an adjunct lecturer in the Faculty of Architecture, CRUTECH, and visiting research fellow in the University of Port Harcourt Centre for Emergency and Disaster Management Studies. Dr. Inah Okon is currently the Acting Head of Department of Architecture. He enjoys traveling and reading.

S/N Qualification School Atttended Started Finished
B.Sc (Geography/Regional Planning)University of Uyo, Uyo, Akwa-ibom, State, Nigeria19952000
M.Sc (Environmental Resource Planning and Management)University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross-river, Nigeria20012005
Ph.D (Transportation and Urban Planning)University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross-river, Nigeria20052009
MGIS (Master In Geographic Information System)University of Ibadan, Ibadan20092011
GIS and Earth Observation in Urban Planning and ManagementUniversity of Twente, Enschede, NL.20122014
Urban Management Tools For Climate Change (UMTCC)Institute For Housing And Urban Development Studies Of Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands20122012

S/N Publication
Okon, I. E., & Ojua, T. A. (2018). Psychosocial support and well-being for orphans and vulnerable children as a strategy for poverty reduction in Cross River and Ebonyi States, southern Nigeria. International Journal of Research and Innovation in Social Science (IJRISS), 2(5), 26-41.
Okon, I. E., & Njoku, C. G. (2018) The Location of Fire Hydrants and Implications to Fire Disaster Management in Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria. IOSR Journal of Humanities and Social Science (IOSR-JHSS), 23(7), 42-55.
Ojoko, T. I. T., & Okon, I. E. (2018). Housing-Related Urban Poverty in Nyangasang and Anantigha Areas of Calabar Metropolis, Cross River State, Southern Nigeria. International Journal of Innovative Research and Advanced Studies (IJIRAS), 5(6), 180-187.
Okon, I. E. & Ogba, C. O. (2018). The impacts of crude oil exploitation on soil in some parts of Ogoni region, Rivers State, Southern Nigeria. Open Access Library, 5(7), 30-43.
Okon, I. E. (2018). Logistic Regression Analysis of drivers’ behaviour in Calabar Metropolis, Cross River State, Nigeria” International Journal of Innovative Research and Development, 7(7) , 26-36.
Okon, I. E., & Edem, O. J. (2018). The Cabotage Law and indigenous capacity building in the Nigeria maritime industry: Onne sea port scenario. International Journal of Development and Sustainability, 7(1), 1-23.
Okon, I. E. (2018). Pedestrianism as an effective tool for sustainable intra-city commuting in Calabar, Southern Nigeria. Romanian Journal of Transport Infrastructure, 7(1), 1-17.
Okon, I. E., Wada, M. & Okpiliya, F. I. (2018) Geographical Perspective of the Sources of Foreign DirectInvestments in Nigeria. Research on Humanities and Social Sciences, 8(14), 86-102.
Okon, I. E., & Ojoko, T. I. T. (2018). Accessibility to Job Locations in Calabar Metropolis, Cross River State, Southern Nigeria. International Journal of Research and Innovation in Social Science (IJRISS), 2(6), 127-137.
Okon, I. E., & Smart, E. A. (2018). The challenges of Calabar Sea Port operations, Calabar, South-South Nigeria. International Journal of Advanced Research and Publications, 2(8), 40-49
Okon, I. E., & Adigwu, O. (2018). Compliance level of Base Transmission Stations with National Environmental Standards for Telecommunications and Broadcast Facilities in Calabar metropolis, Southern Nigeria. IOSRJournal of Electronics and Communication Engineering (IOSR-JECE), 13(4), 17-25.
Njar, G. N., & Okon, I. E. (2018). The impacts of Cabotage Law implementation on Nigeria’s indigenous shipping industry: a study of the Onne Sea Port, Rivers State, Nigeria. European Journal of Logistics, Purchasing and Supply Chain Management, 6(4), 13-27.
Okon, I .E., Okpiliya, F. I., Agbor, E. A., Olorundami, T. A., Njoku, G. C., & Ikelegu, M .E. (2017) .Residents’ cycling perception as a fundamental alternative to cycling promotion in Calabar, Southern Nigeria. International Journal of Development and Sustainability, 6(8), 685-699.
Njoku, C. G., Okon, I. E., Itu, P. C., & Otese, A. V. (2017). Population Growth and Pipe-Borne Water Supply in Calabar Metropolis: Finding the Balance. International Journal of Research in Geography (IJRG), 3(3), 43-51.
Okon, I. E., & Njoku, C. G., (2017). Evaluation of Domestic Access to Pipe-Borne Water in Calabar Metropolis, Southern Nigeria. Open Access Library Journal, (4), 1-22.
Okon, I. E., Brussel, M. J. G., Van Den Bosch, F. H. M., Moreno, C. A., & Van Maarseveen, M. F. A. M. (2017). A statistical approach to the estimation of bicycle level of service models for the cicloruta in Bogota, Colombia. Urban Transport XXIII, (176), 265-282.
Njoku, C. G., Okon, I. E., Okpiliya, F., Agbor, A. A., & Ekwok, I. (2017). Epanet Spatial Modelling for Equitable Pipe-Borne Water Distribution in Calabar Metropolis, Cross River State, Southern Nigeria. International Journal of Science, Environment and Technology, 6(4), 2655-2673.
Agbor, E . A., Ojikpong, B. E., Okon, I. E., & Obia, A. E. (2016). Impact of Socio-Economic Characteristics on the Quality of Housing Environment in Ikom Urban, Cross River State, Nigeria. American International Journal of Contemporary Research, 6(6), 19-29.
Okpiliya, F. I., Enyiekere, S. I., Okon, I. E. & Ajom, S. K. (2016). The Dynamicity of Land Use in Ika Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. Global Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 5(1), 423-431.
Okpiliya, F. I., Ekwok, I., Okon, I. E., Magaji, K. I. & Olaleye, O. O. (2016). Death, Pains and Sorrows: Empirics from the Periodicity of Road Traffic Accidents in Tarraba State, Nigeria. International Journal of Arts and Humanities, 4(4), 177-186.
Okon, I. E., Ogba , C. O., Idoko , M. A., Eni, D. D., & Sule, R. O. (2015) Climate Change and the Challenges of Flood Mitigation in Calabar Urban, South-South Nigeria. International Journal of Ecology and Ecosolution, 2 (3), 41-48.
Okon, I. E., Sule , R. O., & Ogba, C. O. (2015) Framework for Effective Land Administration: Integrating Customary and Statutory Land Tenure Systems in Cross River State, Nigeria. Multi-Disciplinary Journal of Research and Development Perspectives, 3 (1), 39-52.
Okon, I. E., Ogba, C., & Adejumo, T. (2012). Inadequate land policies and the impact of poverty on housing quality in Calabar Municipality, Cross River State, Nigeria.International Journal of Research and Advancement in Environmental Science, 2(1), 83-92.
Okon, I. E., & Mmom, P . C. (2011). An Analysis of the Impacts of Employment Types on Trip Generation in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Port Harcourt Journal of Social Sciences, 3 (1)(2), 41-53
Bisong , F. E., Andrew-Essien , E. E., Ambo, M. E., Offiong, R. & Okon, I. E. (2007). Cross River Estuary: Changing Trends and Resource Utilisation Patterns. Global Journal of Environmental Sciences, 6 (2), 79-87.
Ogba, C. O., Utang, P. U., Okon, I. E., & Upla, I. J. (2007). Possible Changes in Land/Sea Interface on Resource Exploitation in the Cross River Estuary of Nigeria: Some Effects. Tropical Focus, 8 (3),145-156.

S/N Grant Currency/Amount Grantor Date
PTDF/TETFUNDEur 28,700University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross-river, Nigeria2011-09-13
World BankEur 10,000University of Twente, Netherlands2013-10-01

S/N Conference Description Started Finished
FIG Working Week, Eilat, Israel. Ogba, C. O, Okon, I. E. and Idoko, M. A (2009). Application of Geographic Information System (GIS) Towards Flood Management in Calabar, Nigeria. 2009-05-032009-05-08
Nigeria. Fig Working Week 2012. Ogba, C O & Okon, I E. (2012). An assessment of the impact of land use characteristics on residential choice making: implication to urban transit planning in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Fig Working Week 2012: Knowing to manage the territory, protect the environment, evaluate the cultural heritage, Rome, Italy2012-05-062012-05-10
WALK21 HONG KONG CONFERENCEOkon, I. E (2016). Pedestrianism as an effective tool for sustainable intra-city commuting in Calabar, Southern Nigeria2016-10-032016-10-06
Regional Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, UNIPORT Okon, I., Okpiliya, F., Njoku, C., and Itu, P. (2016). Location of fire hydrants and implications to fire disaster management in Calabar, Cross River State. Book of Abstracts2016-10-112016-10-12
58th Association of Nigerian Geographers Annual Conference, ANG-NSUK 201 Kyegh, F., Okon, I., Njoku, C., Kyegh, T., Iorkua, S., Olorundanmi, T., and Lekam, I. (2017). The spatial analysis of crime incidence in Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria. Book of abstracts2017-03-122017-03-17
1st World Environment Day Conference Okon, I., Njoku, C., Ikelegu, M., & Awhen, V. (2017). Residential housing in Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria: an appraisal of choices, quality and affordability. Book of abstracts2017-06-012017-06-02