Emmanuel is an environmental, social and legal researcher with a personal and professional passion for sustainable development in Africa. He has a multi-disciplinary background in both the natural and social sciences, and works within the context of environmental law and regulation, environmental politics, local NGOs and community-led governance initiatives, sustainable urban development and related social issues. He holds a BSc in Botany from the University of Ghana (2008), both an LLM in Environmental Law and Policy (2011) and a PhD in Environmental Social Science (2015) from the University of Kent, Canterbury, as well as a Postgraduate Certificate in Social Research Methods (2011) also from the University of Kent.His PhD research was a systematic study of the nature of environmentalism (issues of environmental concern, effects of problems, and local responses) in Ghana, West Africa. It also focused on investigating the emergence of a small, yet viable indigenous environmental movement (local partnerships and networks for collective environmental action). Emmanuel has significant in-country research and consultancy experience in a number of African countries including Ghana, Benin, Nigeria, Kenya and The Gambia. He provides technical advice to several African environmental NGO’s and clients, and recently worked on an ‘EU Global Climate Change Alliance’ (GCCA) project, as a thematic contributor for a new National Climate Change Policy document for The Republic of Gambia (2015).Emmanuel has taught Environment and Policy modules at Queen Mary University of London, Canterbury Christ Church University and the University of Kent, and supports the delivery of the Environment and Sustainable Development Masters programme at the Development Planning Unit, University College London (UCL).