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Clement Kojo Akapame

Ghana  
TaylorCrabbe Innitiative (TCi)
Joined March 2021
Clement Kojo Akapame is a qualified lawyer with strong legal research and analytical skills. Clement has over ten (10) years’ experience in law and development practice including public institutional and regulatory reforms, legal research analysis in Forestry Legislation and Constitutional and Commercial Law.
He consults for both local and international clientele in the area of Forest Legislation and Commercial Law. He presently works on a long-term consultancy for ClientEarth, a UK firm of Environmental Lawyers. His role involves building capacity of the Civil Society Organizations on legal issues in the forestry sector, particularly in the area of implementation of the Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) programme of the European Union. Clement gives specific legal advice on forest laws to CSOs and on demand basis to policy makers. He was the lead draftsman of the Timber Resources Management and Legality Licensing Regulation which passed in November 2017. In his professional work, Clement recently supervised a team that conducted a Legislative Audit on the Consolidation of Forest Laws in Ghana and provided a draft Bill on the Forestry Sector in Ghana to ClientEarth. Since 2006, Clement has worked with various stakeholders including international organizations such as the DFID, USAID and UNDP in direct engagement and on consultancy basis by offering research, technical backstopping and chaperoning assistance in institutional and legislative reforms in the areas of natural resources and constitutional law.
Clement has had professional work at the Law and Development Associates (LADA) - a Ghanaian multi-disciplinary consultancy firm with a focus on Legal, Institutional and Regulatory Reforms, strategic planning and institutional strengthening. As Senior Associate, he was part of the team of consultants that worked on the law that operationalised the Voluntary Partnership Agreement between Ghana and EU which sets the framework for the trade of legal timber between Ghana and EU.

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