Dr.-Ing. Uchendu E. Chigbu

Technische Universität München
Ingenieurfakultät Bau Geo Umwelt 
Lehrstuhl für Bodenordnung und Landentwicklung

Arcisstr. 21
D-80290 München
Raum 0773

Tel.: +49 89 289-22518
Fax: +49 89 289-23933
Email: ue.chigbu(at)tum.de

Sprechstunde: Dienstag und Donnerstag, 11-12 Uhr

Zuständigkeiten (Responsibilities)

  • Coordinates doctoral research
  • Mentors doctoral candidates (within & outside TUM)
  • Writes research grant proposals
  • Coordinates research projects
  • Lectures postgraduate courses
  • Supervises/Examines PhD candidates (outside TUM)
  • Supervises postgraduate theses (within & outside TUM)

Werdegang (Career)

Eugene is the Coordinator of the PhD programme in land management. His educational experiences are broad and cover the social, management, environmental and engineering sciences. His work focuses on researching, developing and teaching transformative pathways to development through land tenure security, land-use planning, and land policy and governance improvements. He has managed international multi-stakeholder projects co-funded by the GLTN/UN-Habitat, GIZ, and International Social Science Council. His most prominent projects are the tenure responsive land-use planning which involved research activities in Angola, Brazil, Chile, Ivory Coast, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, The Philippines and Zambia. He is a reviewer for more than 10 International Journals. He has supervised over 30 postgraduate theses on various land related topics in urban and rural contexts. He has served as principal PhD examiner at the University of Coimbra, Portugal. He is an external examiner to Ardhi University in Tanzania.

Mitgliedschaften (Professional Affiliations)

  • 2009: Global Land Tool Network (GLTN)
  • 2010: African Good Governance Network (DAAD)
  • 2015: Commission 2, International Federation of Surveyors (FIG)
  • 2015: African Studies Association in Germany (VAD)
  • 2015: German Association of Surveying (DVW)
  • 2016: International Association of Community Development (IACD)
  • 2018: Community Development Association (CDA)

Forschungsvorhaben (Research Projects)

  • Rural-urban development continuum
  • Tenure responsive land approaches
  • Smart and responsible land management
  • Gender responsive approaches
  • Transformative land/natural resource governance/policy
  • Capacity development in land management in Africa



  • Fomete T., Acworth J., Afana A., Kankeu R. S., Bonnemaijer J., Ajebe H., Chigbu U. E., Rossi M., Epie P., Sembres T. and Douard P.: Reframing local land use planning methods and tools in South-West Cameroon as a foundation for secure tenure, sustainable and equitable rural development, and REDD+. Land and Poverty Conference 2018: Land Governance in an Interconnected World, World Bank, 2018 mehr… BibTeX


  • Handayani W. Rudiarto I., Setyono J. S., Chigbu U. E. and Sukmawati, A. M.: Vulnerability assessment: A comparison of three different city sizes in the coastal area of Central Java, Indonesia. Advances in Climate Change Research 8 (4), 2017, 286-296 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )


  • Chigbu UE, Masum F, Schopf, Mabikke S, Antonio D, Espinoza J and Graefen C.: Tenure responsive land use planning: Critical steps for actions in tackling urban poverty in developing countries. World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty, Washington. March 14 – 18., 2016 mehr… BibTeX
  • Danilo A, Mabikke S, Selebalo C, Chigbu UE and Espinoza J: Securing Tenure through Responsive Land Use Planning: An Innovative Tool for Country Level Interventions. FIG Working Week, Christchurch, New Zealand, May 2–6., 2016 mehr… BibTeX
  • Masum F., Chigbu UE., Espinoza J., Graefen C.: Limitations of formal land delivery system: Need for a pro-poor urban land development policy in Dhaka, Bangladesh. World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty, Washington. March 14 – 18., 2016 mehr… BibTeX