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Romuald Afatchao

Clinical Full Professor, Associate Director of the Martin Institute


329 Administration Building



Mailing Address

Martin Institute
University of Idaho
P.O. Box 443177
Moscow, Idaho 83844-3177

Romuald K. Afatchao is a clinical professor in the School of Global Studies and the associate director of The Martin Institute. His interests include international development, international environmental law and policy, climate change, poverty and development.


  • Ph.D., Environmental Science, University of Idaho, 2009
  • M.A., International Environmental Law, Université de Limoges, 2000
  • L.L.M., Environmental Law and Politics, Université de Lomé, University of Maastricht, Université de Lièges, Université Nationale du Benin, 1999
  • M.A., Business Law, Université de Lomé, 1998
  • B.A., Law, Université de Lomé

Romuald K. Afatchao is a clinical professor in the School of Global Studies and the associate director of The Martin Institute at University of Idaho with more than 20 years of experience in international development. A native of Togo, he brings both personal and academic experience to the Institute. He has a law degree, an L.L.M. in environmental law and politics (both from the University of Lomé in Togo), a master's in international studies from the University of Limoges in France, and a doctorate in environmental science from U of I. Afatchao is a founding board member and the president of the Institute for Community Partnership and Sustainable Development. He also co-founded a Togolese NGO — The National Association of Consumers and the Environment — in the late 1990s. His enthusiasm for a host of issues germane to the Martin Institute’s mission is something the Institute really benefits from, as will our students. His interests include international outreach, African affairs, international development, poverty reduction, millennium development goals, indigenous rights, intellectual property rights, climate change, and environmental law and policy.

  • International Development
  • Environmental Law and Policy
  • International Politics
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Climate Change
  • Indigenous rights

  • Alumni Awards for Excellence (11 since 2012)
  • Outstanding Employee, University of Idaho (2012)
  • UI Leadership Academy (2011-2012)
  • Dr. Arthur M. Taylor Excellence in Diversity Award, University of Idaho (2018)
  • Outstanding Faculty Award, ASUI (2019)

The Martin Institute

Physical Address:
338 Administration Building

Mailing Address:
Martin Institute
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3177
Moscow, ID 83844-3177

Phone: 208-885-6527

Fax: 208-885-9464


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