Patience Adzande

Lecturer I, Urban and Regional PlanningBenue State University


Patience Adzande is currently lecturing in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Benue State University, Makurdi, Nigeria. She obtained a BSc in Geography from the University of Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria; and a Master of Urban and Regional Planning Degree and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree in Urban and Regional Planning, both from Benue State University, Makurdi, Nigeria. While working on her PhD, she received two research grants from the Social Science Research Council’s Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa, the Dissertation Research Fellowship Award (2013) and the Dissertation Completion Fellowship Award (2014). In 2014, Patience participated in the Brown International Advanced Research Institutes hosted by the Watson Institute, Brown University USA. In 2015, she collaborated with colleagues from Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife and Ardhi University Tanzania, and they received the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) Comparative Research Networks Grant to enable them conduct research on the role of local institutions in building peace between pastoralists and farmers in East and West Africa. Her research focuses on the relationship between design and human behavior in urban space, urban governance, urban and regional security and environmental management. She is a member of the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (MNITP) and a Registered Town Planner (RTP).

Award Information

APN Individual Research Grants 2017

Urban and Regional Planning

Putting New Wine into Old Wineskins? Peacebuilding Strategies and the Changing Dynamics of Conflicts in Nigeria