Harry Barnes-Dabban is the founder and Executive Coordinator for Ports Environmental Network-Africa (PENAf), a non-profit organisation with interest in the environmental health of African Ports. He worked with the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority, and was instrumental in setting up its environment department. He has initiated the African Ports Environment Initiative (APEI) aimed at creating a platform for environmental information, best practice exchange, and knowledge sharing among African ports. He has through this initiative done pioneering work in environmental capacity building for ports in sub-Sahara Africa. His has research interests in the institutionalisation of environmental policy in African ports with a focus on institutions and actors. Harry’s motivation is to use his faith and new knowledge found to re-shape the world around him.