Dr. Godfrey Tangwa

2002 Trainee

Dr. Godfrey Tangwa is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Yaounde 1 in Yaounde, Cameroon. He holds a Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degree in Philosophy from Universities in Nigeria. He has been actively involved in international bioethics associations including as Vice President of the International Association of Bioethics (1999-2001), Chair of the Cameroon Bioethics Initiative (2005-date), Advisor for the BioMed Central, Visiting Scholar at the Hastings Center and Member of the Editorial Board of Developing World Bioethics. He teaches courses in Epistemology, Metaphysics, Ethics, African Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion and Introductory Logic. He has written books including, “Karl Popper: A Thematic Critical Introduction,” “Elements of African Bioethics in a Western Frame,” and “Democracy and Meritocracy: Philosophical Essays and Talks from an African Perspective,” as well as journal articles including, “Traditional African Perception of a Person: Some Implications for Bioethics” in the Hastings Center Report and “Globalisation or Westernisation? Ethical Concerns in the whole Bio-Business,” in the journal Bioethics. For his practicum Dr. Tangwa had written a conceptual paper that describes the role of context in the development and implementation of international research ethics guidelines. Professor Tangwa considers the FABTP training as a launching pad for his career in international bioethics.


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