Prof. Kwasi Appeaning Addo is a coastal processes and delta systems specialist, and the Director for the Institute for Environment and Sanitation Studies, University of Ghana. He is a member of the Expert Group of the High Level Panel for Sustainable Ocean Economy; technical adviser to the West African coast observation mission; member of the International Pool of Experts, UN Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea; member of several professional bodies; visiting scholar to universities; and author of several journal publications.