Robert (Bob) O. Manteaw [BA (Cape Coast), MSc (London), MA (Ohio, U.S.A) PhD (Pullman, U.S.A)]
Senior Research Fellow
I am an interdisciplinary scholar whose scholarship converges at the intersections of contemporary sustainable development thinking and practice. My works transcend both the social and natural sciences with a view to exploring and mobilizing relevant evidence as knowledge to inform policy and practice in diverse contexts and at multi-scales. With knowledge, skills and experiences drawn from years of high-impact leadership performances from academia, government policy, private sector, and international development from both developing and developed country contexts, my works are informed by a 360°--worldview and rare functional agility that enriches my roles as a researcher, educator, and development practitioner. In all instances I strive to leverage my complementary skill set to catalyze learning for climate and socio-ecological transformations.
Areas of Interest and Expertise:
- Climate Adaptation Governance
- Climate Change Education & Communication
- Environmental Learning
- Education for Sustainable Development
- Disaster Risk Reduction
- Foresight & Scenarios Science
- Climate Adaptation Knowledge Brokerage
- Socio-Ecological Systems Resilience
- Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
- Planetary Health (Climate Change and Health)
My interdisciplinary background facilitates my versatility in teaching diverse courses and subjects from a range of disciplines. I learn to teach, and I teach to learn. I currently teach two graduate courses:
- CCSD 605 Environmental Sustainability and Impact Evaluation
- CCSD 604: Climate Change Policies and Legal Frameworks
Selected Academic Publications
Refereed Journal Articles
- Manteaw, B. (2021). A Sour Taste in your Mouth: consumer privileges and the socio-ecological imperatives of chocolate as pedagogy. Int J Develop Educ Global Learn. Vol. 13(2):109-121. DOI: https://doi.org/10.14324/IJDEGL.13.2.04
- Manteaw, B. O. (2020). Education and Learning in Sustainable Development: Analyzing an Emergent Discourse. The Journal of Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education. (11)2, 5-19 https://doi.org/10.2478/dcse-2020-0015
- Manteaw B.O (2020). Mindscapes and Landscapes: Learning to Adapt in Transnational Climate Adaptation Collaborative in Africa. Consilience: Journal of Sustainable Development. (22) 93-103.
- Manteaw B. O. & Boachie, J. (2019). Africa’s Urban Waste Management and Sanitation Challenges: Are transfer stations the solution? Environment and Pollution; (9) 1. https://doi.org/10.5539/ep.v9n1p1
- Manteaw, B. O. (2012). Education for Sustainable Development in Africa: The Search for Pedagogical Logic. International journal of Education and Development. 32(2012), 376-383.
- Manteaw, B. O. (2010). Global Environmental Politics and the Emergence of Education for Sustainable Development: Why the Discourse Needs Attention. International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development. 9(1-2) 74-90.
- Manteaw, B.O. (2009). The Aesthetics of Association: Business, Education and the Emergent Discourse of Corporate Social Responsibility. Education, Knowledge and the Economy, 3(3) 199-212.
- Manteaw, B.O. (2009). People, Places and Cultures: Education and the Cultural Politics of Sustainable Development. International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning. 1(2).
- Manteaw, B.O. (2008). When Businesses Go to School: Neoliberalism and Education for Sustainable Development. Journal of Education for Sustainable Development. 2(2) 2 119-126.
- Manteaw, B. (2007). From Tokenism to Social Justice: Rethinking the Bottom Line for Sustainable Community Development. Journal of Community Development, 43(41) 395-397.
- Gruenewald, D. A. & Manteaw, B. O. (2007). Oil and Water Still: How No Child Left Behind Limits and Distorts Environmental Education in U.S. Schools. Environmental Education Research. 13(2) pp. 171-188.
REFEREED BOOK CHAPTERS
- Manteaw, B. (2020). Consumer privileges and the sociocultural dimensions of production and consumption. In. Storytelling for Sustainability in Higher Education: An Educator's Handbook.
- Manteaw, B.O. (2010). People, Places and Cultures: Education for Sustainable Development in an Unequal World. In. David Zandvleit (Ed.) Diversity in Environmental Education. Sense Publishers.
- Gruenewald, D., Manteaw, B. O., & Smith, G. (2009). Environmental Education: From International Resolve to Local Experience and Inquiry. In J.R. Andrzejewski (Ed.) Social Justice, Peace and Environmental Education. Routledge.
- Manteaw, B.O. (2008). Community Development and Teacher Education for Sustainability in Ghana, In Parker J. E. and Ros W. (Eds.) Journeys around Education for Sustainability. South University Press.
PUBLISHED CONFERENCE PAPERS
- Manteaw, B. O. (2019). Climate-Informed Decision Making in Data-Poor Environments: Enhancing climate risk management through knowledge co-Producing networks in Africa. Published In Conference Proceedings for African Climate Risks Conference 2019. African Climate Risks Conference. SouthSouthNorth. Cape Town, South Africa.
- Manteaw B. (2019). Mindscapes and Landscapes: Grounding sustainability learning and socio-ecological systems education under the feet of Africa’s youth. Published in Proceedings from International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD) Columbia University, New York, U.S.A.