Gideon Sarpong Fellowship period: 1 February - 30 June 2021 Topic: Ocean action, an important step to solving climate change in Africa. @gideonsarpong Gideon Sarpong Gideon Sarpong is a policy analyst and media practitioner with over six years of experience in policy journalism. Gideon is currently the Policy and News Director at iWatch Africa. His major role includes developing news strategy for correspondents across Ghana, as well as designing strategic project and policy focus for the organisation. He is an author; a fellow of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), Thomson Reuters Foundation, Commonwealth Youth Program, Free Press Unlimited and Bloomberg Data for Health Initiative. Gideon holds a degree in economics from the University of Cape Coast (Ghana), a PhD in Fiscal Policy for financing sustainable development from the African Institute for Economic Development and Planning, in South Africa and a PhD in Policy Journalism and Media Studies from the University of Zambia. At EUI, Gideon’s policy work will focus on designing implementation systems for policy makers that would highlight incorporation of ocean climate agenda into developmental plans at the decentralized and centralized levels in Africa.