Twum, Eric

Policy Fellow, Climate Change and Sustainable Development

Profile
Projects
  • Eric Twum
    INSTITUTE:
    UNU-INRA
    OFFICE:
    United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA)
    E-MAIL:
    twum@unu.edu
    NATIONALITY:
    Ghana

    Research Interests

    • Climate change adaptation and mitigation
    • Climate finance
    • Climate-Smart Agriculture
    • Environmental policy
    • Food Security
    • Green Economy
    • Policy development
    • Policy implementation
    • Renewable energy
    • Resources management
    • Sustainable development

    Education

    • PhD, Politics, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
    • CEnv Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment, United Kingdom
    • MSc, Environmental Resources Management, Branderburg University of Technology, Germany
    • BSc, Natural Resource Management, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana

    Appointments

    • Institute of Green Growth Solutions, Accra-Ghana
    • Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Accra-Ghana
    • Central University, Accra-Ghana
    • University of Exeter, United Kingdom
    • Environmental Protection Agency, Ghana

    Biographical Statement

    Dr. Eric Twum is a Chartered Environmentalist with over 15 years’ experience in resources management, public policy, climate change adaptation and mitigation, politics, and project management.  He studied in Ghana, Germany and the United Kingdom and was a Lecturer and Academic Researcher.  His outstanding experience and skills have been successfully applied in policy development and implementation.

    His experience includes working as a Researcher at University of Exeter, United Kingdom, Lecturer at Central University, Ghana, Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Consultant of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Ghana, and the Chief Executive Officer of the Institute of Green Growth Solution (IGGS). He has led a number of projects and consultancies on Environment, Energy and Climate Change. He has been instrumental in the development of Ghana’s Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs), and Ghana’s Green Climate Fund Operational Manual. He has also led a team of consultants in developing a National Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) system to track Climate Actions and Climate Finance in Ghana whilst engaging with policy makers in key policy areas in energy, natural resources management, climate change and environment.

    Dr. Eric Twum has published in peer reviewed journals on Environment, Climate Change and Environmental Financial Assurance.