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Dr. Emmanuel Frimpong B
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. 

He is currently a faculty member in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the State University of New York, Buffalo. 

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. 

He has published cutting edge scholarly works in the fields of natural resource governance, water management in food systems, knowledge creation in innovation systems and understanding decision-making complexities in the Climate-water-food Nexus.

Research Fellows

DAVINA OSEI
Davina OSEI

Davina Osei is a member of the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Institute’s (OPHI, University of Oxford) research and outreach team. 

Davina has consulted for several international development organisations including UN Food and Agriculture Organisation,  African Development Bank, UNDP Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme (GEF/SGP) and GIZ 

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Dr. Thomas Yeboah

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. 

He had his BA (2012) in Geography and Rural Development from the KNUST, Ghana and MPhil (2012-2013) and PhD (2014-2018) Development Studies from the University of Cambridge, UK.  

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KWAKU OWUSU TWUM
Kwaku Owusu Twum

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.

His research interests include: Smart city modelling, disaster management, food security and management technology; water security and governance

Janyl Moldalieva
Jnayl Moldalieva

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 Technology/Maastricht Graduate School of Governance. Her research looks at multi-level transparency and accountability policies and practices in (resource) governance. Janyl was a research fellow at the George Washington University (USA), Exeter University (UK), and Columbia University in the City of New York (USA). 


Janyl worked for the USAID programs on political transition and good governance and at United Nations on sustainable development.
She served as a consultant for multiple international organizations, where she conducted assessment and evaluation studies and advised stakeholders on policy design and program interventions.
Dr. Thomas Yeboah

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. 

He had his BA (2012) in Geography and Rural Development from the KNUST, Ghana and MPhil (2012-2013) and PhD (2014-2018) Development Studies from the University of Cambridge, UK.  

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KWAKU OWUSU TWUM
Kwaku Owusu Twum

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.

His research interests include: Smart city modelling, disaster management, food security and management technology; water security and governance

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