Godwin is a doctoral student at the Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia (UBC). His principal research interests are in third world approaches to the interface between national legal regimes and international environmental obligations, natural resource governance and development policy. His present research engagement focuses on developing a functional transnational environmental governance framework in Africa. He has academic and practical environmental governance experience from the Marine and Environmental Law Institute at the Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, the Division for Ocean Affairs and Law of the Sea at the Office of Legal Affairs, United Nations Secretariat and The Hague Academy of International Law. Prior to enrolling at UBC, Godwin taught law and also practised law in Ghana, his home country. Godwin has published on his research interests in international scholarly outlets including the Ocean Yearbook and Westlaw’s Comparative Environmental Law and Regulation.