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Christopher Gordon

Founding Director, Institute for Environmental and Sanitation Studies, University of Ghana

Prof Chris Gordon holds a Ph.D. in Human Environmental Sciences, King’s College, London and a B.Sc. (Hons.) and Masters in Zoology from the University of Ghana, Legon. An Environmental Scientist with experience as a limnologist and aquatic resource management advisor, with a special interest in biodiversity and the functioning of coastal, wetlands, and freshwater systems. Working at the University of Ghana since 1986, he is the founding Director of the Institute for Environment and Sanitation Studies. He has served as Dean, of International Programmes at the University.

He has served as Executive Vice President, International Society of Limnology (SIL) and Vice-President and Member, Management Board of Wetlands International. Two of his students have won the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences Silver Medal for Best Masters’ Thesis. In 1997 he won Parker-Gentry Award for Conservation Biology from the Field Museum, Chicago, USA and in 2003 he was awarded Environmentalist of the Year, by the Ministry of Environment and Science. He is a member of the Earth Commission and several other international scientific advisory committees. Chris Gordon has won several awards including the Order of the Volta, from the Government of Ghana for service in Development, Education and Research.


  • –present
    Professor, Institute for Environmental and Sanitation Studies, University of Ghana


Order of the Volta