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Timothy Balag'kutu

Lecturer, University of Professional Studies

Timothy A. Balag’kutu is a Lecturer in the Centre for Peace and Security Research, University of Professional Studies, Accra in Ghana. He is also an Earth System Governance (ESG) Research Fellow, and a Society for Freshwater Science Headwaters Leadership Academy Fellow. He holds a PhD in Global Governance and Human Security from the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, University of Massachusetts Boston. He is a multidisciplinary scholar/researcher in global policy and governance, and (human) security, with regional expertise in Africa. His research interests include peace, conflict and climate (in)security, environmental peacebuilding, plastic and chemicals pollution, and global sustainability governance with focus on indigenous African knowledge and governance systems. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in high impact publications. He reviews for several scholarly journals, including Environment, Development and Sustainability; and serves on the Editorial Board of Canadian Journal of African Studies and the ORCID Researcher Advisory Council. He consults for national and international institutions and contributes to policy discussions across levels. Among others, he contributed to the Scientific and Technological Community Major Group Position Paper for the 2022 High-Level Political Forum on SDGs, and currently serves on the Future Earth Editorial Board for European Union’s Horizon Scanning on Biodiversity and Climate Science. He is an avid early career advocate and engages in initiatives through such professional communities as the ECR-NON, ESG Early Career Committee, Headwaters Leadership Academy, and Environmental Peacebuilding Association. Tim is passionate about and committed to early career development and representation in sustainability science, policy, and practice initiatives.

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