Mathias Edetor is a trained development planner, a Climate Reality Leader and environmental activist. He holds a master’s degree in Climate Change and International Development from the University of East Anglia, Norwich in the United Kingdom. The master’s programme reinforces his training in Development Planning from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) – Kumasi, Ghana. His working engagements with Ghana’s local government institutions and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) focus on promoting the roles of sub-national and non-state actors in poverty reduction, climate change action and sustainable development.

Mathias pursues broad interest in Climate Compatible Development. His research focus area includes, urban forestry and climate change, and local level climate compatible development planning and implementation. In the consultation process to undertake street tree and urban residential tree growth initiative, Mathias is working to develop Civic-Governmental Partnership Mechanism for Urban Forestry in Ghana.

He is an active member of African Youth Initiative on Climate Change (AYICC), Ghana national CSO platform on SDG13 and YOUNGO, an admitted youth Constituency to the United Nation’s Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Mathias volunteers as a Research Officer at the Climate Change Resource Center-Ghana at the Regional Institute for Population Studies (RIPS) of the University of Ghana, Legon.


  • Edetor M., Okumah M., Kumar S. R. (2017). Critical Reflections on local level climate compatible development policy/practice from Ghana. A Conference paper presented at the 2017 Interconnections Conference of the German Development Institute at Bonn, Germany
  • Edetor M. (2016) Promoting urban trees for climate change mitigation and adaptation-exploring the possibility of a house a tree strategy from Ghana. Masters dissertation. School of International Development, University of East Anglia, Norwich UK. Same presented at the 2016 Nairobi Earth Systems Governance Conference Dec. 7-9, 2016. Nairobi, Kenya
  • Damon T., Upson L., Edetor M., Kulick, L.S. (2016) The pathway from Paris to Marrakech: Insights from School of International Development (DEV) students at the climate change negotiations. DEV Annual newsletter articles.
  • Oduro-ofori E., Aboagye P.A, Edetor M. (2014). Microfinance and Small Enterprises Loans Centre (MASLOC) as a model for promoting Micro and Small in Ashaiman Municipality of Ghana.Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development, Vol.5, No.28, p.53-65