30. Doctoral Researcher Michael Addany on His Experience Living Under Lockdown in Wuhan, China and What an African Response to the Coronavirus Should Look Like

Happy Sunday Dear Diaspora fam! Thanks for tuning in to episode 30. For today’s episode, I had the pleasure of interviewing Michael Addany, PhD student currently in Wuhan, China. 

Michael Addaney is a doctoral scholar at the Research Institute of Environmental Law, School of Law, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China; and senior research assistant at the University of Energy and Natural Resources, Sunyani, Ghana. Michael’s research interests broadly focus on the role of international (human rights) law in framing and implementing responses to sustainability challenges in sub-Saharan Africa. He also researches on Africa’s sustainable development and China’s rising geopolitical interests on the continent.

During the episode, Michael shares:

  • His experience living under lockdown for 70+ days in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China
  • Why the Ghanaian government decided not to evacuate Ghanaian students studying in Wuhan at the height of the Coronavirus outbreak
  • How African governments can respond considering Africa’s contextual realities
  • His research focus and why the African continent is the most vulnerable to climate change

“When there is life, there is hope. It’s a matter of reprioritizing our development projects and putting people first.” Michael Addany 

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