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Level
Doctoral Student
Nationality
Ghana
Date of Enrolment
October 1, 2015
Primary Advisor
Alexandros GASPARATOS
Biography
I have background in development planning at undergraduate level (in Ghana) with my research focusing on housing and neighborhood development and more specifically on tenure choice. My Masters degree was in sustainability science (in Japan) with research focus on governance of urban biodiversity and the role of urban planners. My current PhD focus is on impacts of biofuel industry in Ghana.
Research Title
Sustainability impacts of large scale biofuel crops expansion in Ghana: Insights from resilience thinking and political ecology
Reserch Keywords
Biofue, jatropha, sugarcane, oil palm, large scale land acquisition, resilience, political ecology
Research Interests
Renewable energy in Africa, quantification of sustainability impacts, urban metabolism, climate adaptation in arid lands, city-region governance, rural-urban linkages