Fred Owusu-Ansah (PhD) is a Ford Fellow and Environmental Management & Policy specialist at the department of Environmental Management, University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR), Ghana. He received his PhD from State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY- ESF) in Syracuse, USA. During his Ph.D programme, Dr. Owusu-Ansah took courses (concurrently) in Public Administration (MPA) at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, New York, USA, where he focused on Public Policy Analysis and Development Economics. Dr. Owusu-Ansah has held a number of senior management positions, including: Project Coordinator & Research Fellow for “Building Capacity to Meet Climate Change Challenge (B4C) Ghana Project” at the University of Ghana, Legon - a project funded by the Open Society Foundations (OSF), and Regional Project Coordinator, ADRA-Ghana, where he implemented USDA- sponsored project at the regional, district and community levels. Dr. Owusu-Ansah has also served as the Head, Department of Environmental Management - UENR, and as Consultant, “Solid Waste Management Decisions and Impacts on GHG Emissions Project”, Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency (OCRR), Syracuse, New York, USA.