Mr. Sosthenes Kwadzo KUFOGBE He is a Senior Lecturer and Researcher in the Department of Geography and Resource Development, University of Ghana (Legon). He holds Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and M.Phil degrees in Geography from the University of Ghana, Legon in 1980 and 1990. He was immediate Head of the Department (2009-2000) and Deputy co-ordinator of the Remote Sensing and GIS Laboratory. As an all round geographer he has wide ranging experience in teaching and research in the academic programmes at the University of Ghana (Main and City Campuses), and the Environmental Science Programme. He has authored a number of Course Modules for the Distance Education Programme of the Institute of Continuing and Distance Education of the University.
RESEARCH AND PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS
• Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) applications for natural resources management
• Project Development, Review and Evaluation
• Gender Advocacy
• Internet Research and Publishing
MEMBERSHIP OF BODIES
• Ghana Geographical Association (GGA).
• Society of Latin American Remote Sensing Specialists (SELPER), Brazil.
• African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment (AARSE).
• Accra Working Group on Urban and Peri-Urban Agriculture (AWGUPA)
Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems (RS/GIS)
Cartography and Surveying
Rural Resource Development
Mr. Kufogbe doubles as Development Consultant with various national and international assignments including the Environmental Protection Agency, Peace Corps Ghana, Teaching and Learning Innovation Fund of the National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE) and the World Bank, the Accra Working Group on Peri-Urban Agriculture (AWGUPA) www.iwmi.cgiar.org,; the West African Research Network (WARN) which is affiliated to the Global Observation of Forest and Land Cover Dynamics (GOFC-GOLD), Canadian Forest Service, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (www.fao.org) , and Gulf of Guinea Large Marine Ecosystem projects of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (GCLME/UNIDO), http://gclme.org. He participated in the Regional and International Expert Group Meetings on the Establishment of the Non-Aligned Movement’s Centre for South-South Technical Cooperation (NAM-CSSTC) Networking System with NAM Member countries (www.csstc.org)
In his capacity as National Secretary of the Ghana Geographical Association (GGA) from 2004 to 2007 he became key organizer of the Zonal, Regional and National pre-events which ultimately led to Ghana’s participation in the Biennial World Geography Bee and other related activities in Budapest, Hungary, Malaysia, and the USA. Mr. Kufogbe has a great passion for Innovative Thinking and Change Management, and Music for his hobby. He has a wide variety of publications including technical reports to his credit.
Cofie. O, Kufogbe, S.K, et.al. (2008), Urban Agriculture in Accra Metropolis: Dimensions and Implications for urban Development. In: Parot, L. Njoya, A. Assogba-Komlan. F. Kahane, R. Ba Diao M, Havard, M. Editors: Agricultures et dévelopment urbain en Afrique subsaharienne. Governance et approvisionnement des villes. Paris: L’ Harmattan, 115 -126
Kufogbe S.K., Amatekpor, J.K. Duadze, S.E, Kodzo,W. and A. N.Allotey “Land use/cover change in the Lower Volta Basin” Paper presented at the National Congress of the Ghana Geographical Association (GGA), University of Ghana, Legon, Vol 3.No. 25, Special Edition, June 2008
Fiah B. K., Kufogbe S. K. & Nabila J. S. Assessing Primary Health Care (PHC) delivery system in the Dangme West District through GIS, Bulletin of the Ghana Geographical Association, Special Edition,Vol.3 No. 25 June 2008.
Ayivor, J.S. and Kufogbe, S.K. “Post-dam agro-ecological challenges of the lower Volta Basin in Ghana.” Bulletin of the Ghana Geographical Association, No. 23, July 2001
Senayah, J. K.,. Kufogbe, S. K & C. D. Dedzoe. Land Degradation in the Sudan Savannah of Ghana: A Case Study of Bawku Area. West African Journal of Applied Ecology. Vol. 8, 2005, Pp163 - 174
Agyepong, G.T. Gyasi, E.A., Nabila, J.S & S.K. Kufogbe 1999. Population, land use and the environment in a West Africa, Savanna Ecosystem: An approach to sustainable land use on community lands in Northern Ghana. In: Baudot B.S. and Moomaw, W.R. eds. 1999. People and their Planet; Searching for Balance MacMillan U.K. 1st Martins Press Inc. NY. pp.251-271
Kufogbe, S.K. (1999) A remote sensing perspective on land use and environmental change in the Afram plains of Ghana using SPOT-XS images. In Yankson, P.W.K. and Rassmussen, M. eds. Proceedings of the Seminar on Remote Sensing and GIS: Research, Research, Applications and Collaborations. Department of Geography and Resource Development, University of Ghana, Legon and Institute of Geography, University of Copenhagen, DANIDA/ENRECA. Pp 38 - 49
Yankson, P.W.K., S.K. Kufogbe, R.Y. Kofie and E.M. Attua, editors, 1998. Strategies for Bushfire Intervention in Ghana. Proceedings of the National Workshop. 3 – 4 February, 1998. RSAL (Dept. of Geography and Resource Development, University of Ghana, Legon)/EPA/DANIDA-ENRECA.
Kufogbe, S.K. (1998) A Proposal For Research Support For Bushfires and Prevention For Bushfire Monitoring and Prevention in Ghana. In Yankson, P.W.K., S.K. Kufogbe, R.Y. Kofie and E.M. Attua, editors, 1998. Strategies for Bushfire Intervention in Ghana. Proceedings of the National Workshop. 3 – 4 February, 1998. RSAL (Dept. of Geography and Resource Development, University of Ghana, Legon)/EPA/DANIDA-ENRECA.
Agyepong, G.T. and Kufogbe, S.K. (1997) Land use and cover change in the southern forest- savanna transition zone in Ghana: A sequence model. In Gyasi, E.A. and J.I Uitto eds. Environment, Biodiversisty and Agricultural change in West Africa, UNU Press, Tokyo, pp.112-121.
Agyepong, G.T. and Kufogbe, S.K. (1997) Land use and cover patterns. In: Gyasi, E.A. and J.I. Uitto eds. Environment, Biodiversity and Agricultural change in West Africa, UNU Press, Tokyo, pp. 52-57.
Kufogbe, S.K. and Amatekpor, J.K. 1999, Remote Sensing evaluation of urban encroachment on the Sakimo Coastal wetland in the Accra-Tema Metropolitan Area in Ghana. Adeniyi, P.O. Editor, Geoinformation Technology Applications for Resource And Environmental Management in Africa, Chapter 16, AARSE,ISBN 978-31004-2-4, University of Lagos, Nigeria, pp 179-189.
Kufogbe, S.K. (1996) Urbanization and changing patterns of land use in the peri-urban zone along the Airport-Ayimensah transect of Accra, Ghana. The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyor, London, U.K. pp.30.
Kufogbe, S.K. (1994) A review of problems of land use classification using Landsat-TM and SPOT satellite images of Sao jose dos Campos, Brazil. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Spcetral Sensing Research (SSSR’94) Vol. 11. San Diego, California, USA, 10 – 15 July, 1994. Pp.A100 – A111.
Agyepong, G.T. and Kufogbe, S.K. (1992) Spatial patterns of land use and land degradation. In: Department of Geography and Resource Development, A socio-economic Survey in the Upper East Region with reference to Drought and Desertification Control in Ghana, EPC, Accra, pp.119-152.
Agyepong, G.T. and Kufogbe, S.K. (1992) Combating land degradation and desertification in Ghana. In: Department of Geography and Resource Development, A socio-economic Survey in the Upper East Region with reference to Drought and Desertification Control in Ghana, EPC, Accra, pp.152.
Kufogbe, S.K., and Ulf, P. (1992) A microwave remote sensing of land use/cover using ERS-1 image of Cabo Frio, Brazil. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Spectral Sensing Research (SSSR’92) Vol. 11. Maui Hawaii, USA, 15 – 20 Nov. 1992, pp. 1074 – 1087.
Kufogbe S. K., Mbow C., Brady M. and Mayaux P., 2007, Report of the 2nd West Africa Regional Network Meeting on Earth Observation and Environmental Change, Global Observation of Forest and Land Cover Dynamics (GOFC-GOLD), Canadian Forest Service, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Kufogbe S. K. et al. 2007. ‘Coastal Communities of Ghana: Socio-economics’ Chapter 4, National Status Report on the Marine and Coastal Environment of Ghana, Environmental Protection Agency of Ghana, Accra
Kufogbe S. K. GIS Report on the Coastal Zone of Ghana Prepared for the GCLME/UNIDO Project (GP/RFA/04/004/17-C1), June, 2006
Agyepong, G.T., Gyasi, E.A., Kufogbe, S.K. and Nabila, J.S. 1993. Aspects of the wider spatial context of UNESCO/Co-operative Integrated Project on Savanna Ecosystems in Ghana (CIPSEG): A baseline study. Department of Geography and Resource Development, University of Ghana, Legon. November, 1993.
Kufogbe, S.K. 2001”Perspectives on ICT and E-Linkages in Ghana: Paper No. 13. GHANA, Country Situation. Addressing Digital Divide. Report of the Expert Group Meetings of NAM-CSSTC on the Establishment of Electronic Linkages among NAM Member countries through NAM-CSSTC, Jakarta, Indonesia, 26-30 August 2001
Kufogbe, S.K. Networking System in Ghana; Paper No 2 Addressing Digital Divide. Report of the Expert Group Meetings of NAM-CSSTC on the Establishment of Electronic Linkages among NAM Member countries through NAM-CSSTC, Jakarta, Indonesia, 26-30 March 2001
Department of Geography, 1992, Socio-Economic survey of Drought and Desertification in the Upper East Region. United Nations Sudano-Sahelian organisation (UNSO) and Environmental Protection Council (EPC), Accra 1992.