Michael Addaney obtained an MPhil in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa from the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, South Africa. Michael is a professional development planner and a member of the Ghana Institute of Planners. He is also a staff member of the University of Energy and Natural Resources, Sunyani, Ghana. His areas of research interest are: international human rights law; international environmental law; and the intersectionality between climate change, urbanization, and environmental conservation in Africa. In the past, Michael has researched refugee law, educational policy, and urban management and governance in several African countries.