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Fafali Roy Ziga-Abortta



Fafali Roy Ziga-Abortta

M.Sc. Environmental Governance
Professur für Forst- und Umweltpolitik
Tennenbacher Str. 4
D - 79106 Freiburg i. Br.
Room 04067
Telefon: +49 761 203-3716
Telefax: (0761) 203 - 3705


Fafali has experience in Environmental policy research covering specifically Forest policy, Participation, and Governance research. Prior to his current position, he had worked as a Research Assistant at the Oeko Institute, Freiburg. Amongst other tasks, he worked directly on an interdisciplinary project with a focus on “Power Aspects in Global Value Chains (‘Bio-Macht’)”. He co-authored the final report on Due Diligence, Certification, and Legality Verification of Timber from DR Congo. He has also undertaken extensive research on Timber Legality Verification in the context of the EU FLEGT VPAs with a special focus on Ghana. This work constituted his Master Thesis. Currently, he works as a Research Associate at the chair of Environment and Forest Policy on ‘Policy and Participatory Governance of Flood Risks in Ghana’.

Research interests

  • Forests and Global Environmental Governance
  • Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)
  • Flood Risk Management (FRM)
  • Participation & Governance research
  • Sustainability, Due Diligence & Global Supply Chains



  • 2020-present

PhD Researcher, Chair of Forest and Environmental Policy, University of Freiburg, Germany.

  • 2017-2019

M.Sc. Environmental Governance, University of Freiburg, Germany.

  • 2011-2015

B.Sc. Integrated Development Studies, Evangelical Presbyterian University College, Ghana


  • Enuameh-Agbolosoo, A.D.; Enuameh, A.S.; Kotoka, J.J.; Ziga-Abortta, F.; Dabi, M. 2015. Community Participation in Forest Resource Management as a Tool in Reducing the Effects of Climate Change and Enhancing Sustainable Development. The IJHSS journal, Vol iii, issue viii.
  • Tobias Schleicher; Fafali Ziga-Abortta & Klaus Hennenberg. 2019. Due Diligence, Certification and Legality Verification of Timber from the DR Congo. Oeko Institute.




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