Mr. Edward Amankwah is the Executive Director of the Center for Environmental Governance, which is based in Ghana, West Africa. The Center for Environmental Governance is primarily a research and advocacy organization and promotes sensitization and advocacy related to biological diversity, climate change, and land governance issues The writer also functions as Assessment practitioner with over 30 years working experience on environmental assessments and has handled many subject related projects and programs. Started my working career and experience with the Institute of Statistical, Economical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghana. Also worked with Private Consultancy Companies.
He also performed active roles as an advocate on UNCBD and Climate Change.
Reputable institutions had offered him fellowships and awards such as: The Dutch – German ABS Capacity Development Initiative for Africa; Australian Government scholarship to participate in the World Indigenous Network Conference in Darwin as one of the representatives from the African continent and experienced in Traditional Knowledge. Selected expert on the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) (a) Conceptual Framework (2013) (b)Deliverable 3 (d) Work Program 2014 – 2018 etc.

Selected Publications

1) Edward Amankwah. Gender and forest biodiversity: a case study from Ghana: pp 54-56 Aguilar, L., Quesada-Aguilar, A. and Shaw, D.M.P. (Eds) (2011). Forests and Gender. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN and New York, NY: WEDO.122.pp

2). Edward Amankwah   UNCBD COP 10 and the International Regime of Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS): Issues before and after Nagoya 2010, January. 2011    September, 2010

4) Environmental Governance and the Mining Industry in Ghana. The Human Dimension Factor in Retrospect: A Paper Presented at the Third IGCP/SIDA/UNESCO/MUT PROJECT 606 WORKSHOP 25-29 June, 2013, Yaoundé, Cameroon