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 technology 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 (WSWA), coordinating the global response to the UN declaration that World Space Week should be celebrated annually from October 4 to 10. For her work at the WSWA she received an International Astronautical Federation’s Young Space Leaders 2017 Award. 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 an LL.M. in aviation and space law from McGill University. Her doctoral research was focused on the concept of “common benefit” and received the George S. and Ann K. Robinson Space Law Prize for exhibiting advanced research capabilities and original contribution to space jurisprudence. 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.