Let's build a sustainable
and democratic Africa.

The need for strong legal and institutional
foundations in Africa has never been greater.
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The Gold Coast Sustainability and Governance Institute (GCSGI), or Gold Coast for short, is both an idea and a dream. Gold Coast draws from the past to inform and build a more sustainable and democratic Africa. We believe that sustainable development and democratic governance are not mutually exclusive. We strive towards a dream where Africa’s development cannot be discussed and planned for without paying attention to building active legal and institutional foundations. Inspired by Dr. Nkrumah’s “self-government now,” we believe that a sustainable and democratic Africa should be the agenda now

Pursuing this agenda requires building a coalition of thoughtful, energetic, and vision-driven scholars and practitioners to engage in critical and transformative research, community engagement, and policy advocacy. Gold Coast is emblematic of this coalition for a sustainable and democratic Africa now.

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Meet Our Team

Dr. Emmanuel Frimpong Boamah

Dr. Emmanuel Frimpong Boamah holds a PhD in Urban and Public Affairs. He is trained as an interdisciplinary scholar with research interest in how the governance of land, water and food systems can facilitate sustainable and healthy urbanism in both Global North and South countries.

Dr. Thomas Yeboah

Senior Research Fellow
Dr Thomas Yeboah is Senior Research Fellow at Gold Coast Sustainability and Governance Institute, Ghana and also serves as postdoctoral Research Fellow with Center for Trust Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR) at Coventry University, United Kingdom.

Dr. Davina Osei

Research Fellow
Davina Osei is a member of the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Institute’s (OPHI, University of Oxford) research and outreach team and currently completing her PhD in Development Economics and Governance at UNU-MERIT/Maastricht University, the Netherlands.

Jnayl Moldalieva

Policy Analyst
Janyl Moldalieva is a Ph.D. Candidate in Public Policy and Policy Analysis at United Nations University – Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and echnology/Maastricht Graduate School of Governance. Her research looks at multi-level transparency and accountability policies and practices in (resource) governance.

Kwaku Owusu Twum

Project Cordinator
Kwaku Owusu Twum is a versatile geospatial technologist and research consultant. He had his bachelor degree in Human settlement planning. And his Masters in Geographic Information Systems (Mphil. GIS), all from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST, Ghana). Through practical innovation, he applies smart planning and Geo-technology in research studies for rural, urban and regional development.

Mr. Andy Bonaventure Nyamekye

Andy Bonaventure Nyamekye is finalising his PhD research at the Wageningen University in the Netherlands. He specialises in development policy and planning and currently focused on understanding innovation and food systems governance.

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