Timiebi Aganaba-Jeanty is a post-doctoral fellow with CIGI’s International Law Research Program. While at CIGI, she will examine the governance structures addressing global commons environmental issues. Timiebi’s research will focus on the role of satellite technology and geoengineering solutions and analyze the evolving legal principles that would be required to regulate the use of emerging and high technologies in the fight against climate change.
Prior to joining CIGI, Timiebi was executive director of the World Space Week Association, coordinating the global response to the UN declaration that World Space Week should be celebrated annually from October 4 to 10. She was also a space policy consultant with the Montreal-based consultancy Euroconsult, and a legal and international cooperation officer at the Nigerian Space Research and Development Agency. Timiebi is called to the Nigerian Bar.
Timiebi holds a D.CL. and LL.M. in aviation and space law from McGill University. Her Ph.D. research was focused on the concept of “common benefit” and the effect of the international space law regime on the development of space programs in emerging nations. She has an M.Sc. in space management from the International Space University, Strasbourg, France, and an LL.B. from the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom.