2020/2021 First Term


Simon Bawakyillenuo

He is a Human Geographer by academic training. Currently he is a Senior Research Fellow and the Head of Statistics and Survey Division at the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana. He attained his PhD in Human Geography and MSc in Environmental Policy and Management from the University of Hull, UK, in 2007 and 2003 respectively.

Paul Osei-Tutu

– Presently a Lecturer at the Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana – Feld of teaching and research is Environmental Governance – Holds a PhD degree in forest governance from the University of Freiburg (Germany); MPhil in Environment, Society and Development from the University of Cambridge (UK); and BSc in Natural Resources Management from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Ghana) – Topic for IFG 4 2020 project is ‘Barriers to sustainable electrical energy transition in Ghana’ – Contact information: o Em

Lucy Baker

Lucy Baker is a senior research fellow in the Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex. She is a human geographer with research expertise in the political economy of energy transitions; renewable energy policy, finance and technology development; and low-carbon development in the global South. She has a country specialism on South Africa. She is associate editor of the journal Geoforum. Prior to joining academia, Lucy worked for ten years with environment, development and human rights non-governmental organisations as a policy officer, campaigner and fund-raiser.

Naaborle Sackeyfio

Naaborle Sackeyfio is an Assistant Professor of Global and Intercultural Studies at Miami University of Ohio.  Her first book, Energy Politics and Rural Development: The Case of Ghana was published with Palgrave Macmillan Press in 2018. Her research interrogates African political economy with a focus oenergyn , resource politics, gender and sustainable development.

Paul Munro

Dr Paul Munro is a Senior Research Fellow in Human Geography within the Environment and Society Group at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney. He has an established research record in the fields of political ecology and environmental history, and has written extensively on forest governance and energy justice, with a particular geographical focus on Sub-Saharan Africa, including the monograph: Colonial Seeds in Africa Soil: a critical history of forest conservation in Sierra Leone (Berghahn Books, 2020).

Aba Obrumah Crentsil

Aba Obrumah Crentsil is a Research Fellow with the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economics Research (ISSER) at the University of Ghana. Her research focuses on the interactions between populations and their environments (climate and energy), evaluation planning, urban planning and how to accommodate research in above fields by using planning supporting systems such as geographic information systems (GIS) and other computer-aided planning tools. Aba also have over 8 years’ experience in conducting both quantitative and qualitative research.

Philipp Späth

 Philipp Späth is senior researcher at the Institute of Environmental Social Sciences and Geography at Freiburg University and heads a research group on Urban Environmental Governance. Trained as a geographer and political scientist, he has obtained a PhD in Science and Technology Studies in 2009. His main research interest lies on multi-level governance of socio-technical change, and how technological futures are shaped and contested.