About

Mathias Edetor is a climate change expert and development planner. He serves as Conservation Agriculture and Climate Change Coordinator at the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations in Accra-Ghana. Mathias holds master’s degree in Climate Change and International Development from the University of East Anglia, Norwich in the United Kingdom, a programme that strongly enforces his training as a Development Planner 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 is interested in Climate Compatible Development. His research focus includes, climate resilient agriculture, forestry and climate change, and local level climate compatible development planning, research, knowledge transfer, local capacity building, youth and gender empowerment. He is a Climate Reality Leader and a member of African Youth Initiative on Climate Change (AYICC), Ghana national CSO platform on SDGs and YOUNGO, an admitted youth Constituency to the United Nation’s Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Mathias likes to volunteer and had done so as a Research Officer with the Climate Change Resource Center-Ghana at the Regional Institute for Population Studies (RIPS) of the University of Ghana, Legon, and Greener Impact International. Mathias volunteers on weekends for his village youth led NGO (Agorvie Youth for Sustainable Development (AY4SD) working to build youth capacity and implement grassroots interventions to improve and sustain community development in Ketu North municipality of Ghana

Publications

  • 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