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Helen Chuma-Okoro

Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Senior Research Fellow
Helen Chuma-Okoro is a Research Fellow at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS). She is also a member of the New and Emerging Researchers Group (NERG), which is a group of emerging scholars engaged in researching about Africa, under the auspices of the Open Africa Innovation Research and Training Network ((Open A.I.R). She is currently a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Advanced Scholars Program (QES). Helen has been a strong advocate for openness for the past 12 years, and has lead projects and research related to this subject. She has been a member of Creative Commons since 2012. She is also a faculty member of CopyrightX, a networked course coordinated by Harvard Law School, and she coordinates the CopyrightX-NIALS Affiliate course. Helen has a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) from the University of Calabar, Nigeria, and a Master of Laws (LL.M) from the University of Lagos. She is currently studying for a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree in Intellectual Property and the Creative Economy at the University of Cape Town.