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Lecturer in Environmental Sustainability, University of Energy and Natural Resources

Michael is a lecturer in environmental sustainability at the Department of Planning and Sustainability of the School of Geosciences at the University of Energy and Natural Resources, Sunyani, Ghana. Michael holds PhD in Science of Environment and Natural Resources Protection Law from Wuhan University, Master of Philosophy in Human Rights Law from the University of Pretoria and BSc Development Planning from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. His current research concentrates on the complexity of climate risk, how everyday African’s perceive climate change, energy poverty/ access, and food security practices at the interface of climate change, agriculture and smart technologies. Michael's previous research has extended human rights-based approaches to the governance of new climate change risks/ harms. This work has advanced understanding of responses to unanticipated and severe Anthropocene events in Africa.

Experience

  • 2020–present
    Lecturer, University of Energy and Natural Resources, Sunyani - Ghana

Education

  • 2020 
    Wuhan University, Wuhan - China, PhD Science of Environment and Natural Resources Protection Law
  • 2016 
    University for Development Studies, Tamale - Ghana, MSc Strategic Planning and Management
  • 2015 
    University of Pretoria, Pretoria - South Africa, MPhil Human Rights and Democratisation
  • 2013 
    University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast - Ghana, Postgraduate Diploma in Education
  • 2009 
    Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi - Ghana, BSc Development Planning

Publications

  • 2020
    Human Rights and the Environment under African Union Law, Palgrave MacMillan
  • 2019
    Protection of the Environment and Natural Resources during Armed Conflict in Africa, Chinese Journal of Environmental Law
  • 2018
    Protection of Environmental Assets in Urban Africa: Regional and Sub-Regional Human Rights and Practical Environmental Protection Mechanisms, Australian Journal of Human Rights
  • 2017
    Moving the Debate Forward: Securing the Rights of Refugees under the African Human Rights System (chapter), Governance and Human Rights in Twenty-First Century Africa
  • 2017
    Toward Promoting Protection: Refugee Protection and Local Integration in Sub-Saharan Africa, Studia Migracyjne – Przegląd Polonijny
  • 2017
    A step forward in the protection of urban refugees: The legal protection of the rights of urban refugees in Uganda, African Human Rights Law Journal
  • 2016
    Enhancing the Protective Space for Refugees in Kenya and Uganda, Harvard African Policy Journal

Professional Memberships

  • Ghana Institute of Planners, Ghana
  • Law and Society Association