Michael Addaney is a doctoral scholar at the Research Institute of Environmental Law, School of Law, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China; and senior research assistant at the University of Energy and Natural Resources, Sunyani, Ghana. Michael was a visiting doctoral researcher at the Research Unit on Law, Justice and Sustainability of the Faculty of Law, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa and the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies of Leiden Law School, Leiden University, The Netherlands. Michael’s research interests broadly focus on the role of international (human rights) law in framing and implementing responses to sustainability challenges in sub-Saharan Africa. He also researches on Africa’s sustainable development and China’s rising geopolitical interests on the continent. Michael has lived in South Africa, Uganda and currently in China. He has traveled extensively across North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. He also worked as program officer for the Institute of Diplomatic Practice and Development Policies (Nyansapo House), and as field manager for Innovation for Poverty Action, both in Accra, Ghana.
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