Immolatrix Linda Onuegbu


Research Title To What Extent can Law play a role in supporting the development transition to a knowledge economy? - A study of Namibia’s drive to a sustainable knowledge economy and effective regulation of the biosafety regime.

Supervisors Professor Aurora Plomer


I am working as a government (Namibia) civil servant in the field of science and technology policy for the past 11 years. I am the Head of the Unit responsible for policy and legal issues pertaining to research and technological development and national level. I have a Bachelors of Science in Biology from the University of Namibia and a Masters of Arts in Biotechnology Law and Ethics from the University of Sheffield.

Research Interests

Science and technology policy and legal frameworks, Regulatory issue of the convergence of biosafety and trade laws and how it impact on sustainable development in developing countries. Biotechnology Law and Ethics

Research Clusters

  Sheffield Centre for International and European Law and Sheffield Institute for Biotechnology Law and Ethics

Conference presentations

1. Poster presentation on the Legal Status of the Precautionary Principle in the Context of Biosafety 15-27 August, Training on Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment of (Trans) gene Flow, in Tromso, Norway,.

2. (Presented two papers) “National System of Innovation and Challenges for Namibia” and “Status of the Implementation of the National Biosafety Framework”. 22-25 June 2009, RAEIN-Africa Workshop on the Innovation Systems for Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Development in SADC Countries, Windhoek, Namibia

3. Presented country papers on Namibia biosafety regulatory framework, challenges and status. number of SADC Workshops in Windhoek, Namibia and Pretoria South Africa on the Development of the SADC Science, Technology and Innovation Strategic Plan in 2009. Presented

4. Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol on Biosafety, COP-MOP-2, 3, 4, and 5.