Faculties & Schools

Department of Ecotourism and Environmental Management

     
     

Background

The Department of Ecotourism and Environmental Management (DEEM) is one of the four departments of the Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources (FRNR). The department has a mandate to train skilled personnel in the utilization of ecotourism resources/services and the management and protection of the environment. They are trained to help in the development/promotion of ecotourism resources and serve as ambassadors to advance the efficient management of the environment to enhance human health and conserve biological diversity.

Philosophy

To train requisite leaders who in concert with local communities can bring practical changes in issues related to ecotourism and sustainable management of environmental resources. The vision and mission of the department are in line with that of the Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources and the University for Development Studies

Vision

The Department has a vision to be a home for the education of top-notch scholars who can influence and inspire the society on ecotourism resources utilization and the sustainable management of the environment.

Mission

The Department seeks to achieve its vision through community-based, practically-oriented, teaching and research programs.

Employment Prospects

Students trained in the department may find the underlisted agencies useful in terms of employment prospects/ job search;

  • Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts
  • The Ghana Tourism Authority
  • Centre for National Culture
  • Plantation farms/Agritourism farms
  • Wildlife Division of Forestry Commision
  • Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation
  • Tertiary Institutions
  • Water Resources Commission
  • Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Institutions
    • Water Research Institute (WRI)
    • Savanna Agricultural Research Institute (SARI)
  • Ministry of Water Resources, Works and Housing
  • Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation
  • Tertiary Institutions
  • Ministry of Education
  • Non-Governmental Organisations
  • Community Based Organisations
  • Nature Conservation Projects

STAFF PROFILE

Name : Samuel Jerry Cobbina (PhD)

Status : Senior Lecturer/HoD

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Website: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Samuel_Cobbina

Contacts : +233 247037810, +233 504020668

Educational History

  • 2012-2015: Jiangsu University (PhD Environmental Science & Engineering)
  • 2001-2004: University of Ghana (MPhil Environmental Science)
  • 1996-1999: University of Cape Coast (BSc Chemistry)
  • 2008: Danish Hydraulic Institute (Certificate in Integrated Environment and Water Management)
  • 2007: UNESCO Institute for Water Education (Certificate in Water Quality Assessment)

Research Interest

  • Water quality monitoring and assessment
  • Pollution control
  • Toxicological assessment of low dose heavy metals
  • Human health risk assessment

Current Research

  • Toxicity of low dose heavy metal mixtures in the environment
  • Pharmaceutical and personal care products in aquatic systems in Ghana
  • Heavy metals and pesticide residues in meat products in northern Ghana

Courses Taught

  • CHM 101 Basic Chemistry I
  • CHM 120 Basic Chemistry II
  • EEM 311 Environmental Chemistry
  • EEM 304 Principles of Eco-toxicology
  • EEM 401 Environmental Monitoring & Control
  • EEM 402 Industrial and Domestic Waste Management

Selected Publications

  1. Samuel Jerry Cobbina,Hai Xu,Ting Zhao,Guanghua Mao,Zhaoxiang Zhou,Xueshan Wu,Hongyang Liu,Yanmin Zou,Xiangyang Wu , Liuqing Yang (2015). A multivariate assessment of innate immune-related gene expressions due to exposure to low concentration individual and mixtures of four kinds of heavy metals on zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryos. Fish and Shellfish Immunology, 47 (2), 1032-1042.
  2. Cobbina, S. J., Agoboh, Y. P., Duwiejuah, A. B. and Bakobie, N. (2015). Evaluation of Stored Rainwater Quality in Basic Schools in the Tamale Metropolis, Ghana. Water Quality Exposure & Health, 7, 583-590.
  3. Guanghua Mao, Zhaoxiang Zhou, Yao Chen, Wei Wang, Xueshan Wu, Weiwei Feng, Samuel J. Cobbina , Jing Huang , Zhen Zhang , Hai Xu ,Liuqing Yang, Xiangyang Wu (2015). Neurological toxicity of individual and mixtures of low dose arsenic, 2-mono and di-(n-butyl) phthalates on sub-chronic exposure to mice. Biological Trace Metal Research, Doi: 10.1007/s12011-015-0457-6.
  4. Mozhgon Rajaee, Samuel Obiri , Allyson Green, Rachel Long, Samuel J. Cobbina, Vincent Nartey, David Buck, Edward Antwi and Niladri Basu (2015). Integrated Assessment of Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining in Ghana—Part 2: Natural Sciences Review. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, 12, 8971-9011.
  5. Cobbina, S.J ., Chen, Y., Zhou, Z., Wu, X., Feng, W., Wang, W., Li, Q., Zhao, T., Mao, G. and Wu, X. (2015). Interaction of four low dose toxic metals with essential metals in brain, liver and kidneys of mice on sub-chronic exposure. Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology 39, 280-291.
  6. Cobbina, S. J. , Yao Chen, Zhaoxiang Zhou, Xueshan Wu, Ting Zhao, Zhen Zhang, Weiwei Feng, Wei Wang, Qian Li, Xiangyang Wu, and Liuqing Yang. Toxicity assessment due to sub-chronic exposure to individual and mixtures of four toxic heavy metals. Journal of Hazardous Materials 294, 109-120.
  7. Cobbina, S. J., Yao Chen, Zhaoxiang Zhou, Xueshan Wu, Weiwei Feng, Wei Wang, Guanghua Mao, Hai Xu, Zhen Zhang, Xiangyang Wu, and Yang Liuqing (2015). Low concentration toxic metal mixture interactions: Effects on essential and non-essential metals in brain, liver, and kidneys of mice on sub-chronic exposure. Chemosphere 132, 79-86
  8. Reginald Quansah, Frederick Ato Armah, David Kofi Essumang, Isaac Luginaah, Edith Clarke, Kissinger Marfoh, Samuel Jerry Cobbina, Edward Nketiah-Amponsah, Proscovia Bazanya Namujju, Samuel Obiri, and Mawuli Dzodzomenyo (2015). Association of Arsenic with Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes–Infant Mortality: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Environmental Health Perspective 123, 412-421.
  9. Cobbina, S.J., Nsonwah, E., Duwiejuah, A.B. and Nkoom, M. (2014). Assessment of Trace Metals in Soil at the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation (BOST) Facility in Buipe, Ghana. Research Journal of Chemical and Environmental Sciences 2, 40-47.
  10. Cobbina, S.J , Kuleape, R., Dampare, S.B., Asare, W. and Duwiejuah, A.B. (2014). Assessing the Fertilizer Utilization Potential of Municipal Solid Waste in Akosombo, Ghana. British Journal of Applied Science & Technology , 4(26), 3874-3883.
  11. Emmanuel, A., Cobbina, S.J., Adomako, D., Duwiejuah, A. and Asare, W. (2014). Assessment of heavy metals concentration in soils around oil filling and service stations in the Tamale Metropolis, Ghana. African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology , 8, 256-266.
  12. Hodgson, I., Obiri, S., Cobbina, S.J., Quarcoo, G. and Duah, A. (2014). Principal component analysis of groundwater quality data underlying Geochemical processes of Dahomeyan formation and Togo series in the Ho Municipality (Ghana). Journal of Applied Science and Technology, 19, 48-54.
  13. Kuleape, R., Cobbina, S.J., Dampare, S., Duwiejuah, A., Amoako, E. and Asare, W. (2014). Assessment of the energy recovery potentials of solid waste generated in Akosombo, Ghana. African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology 8, 297-305.
  14. Cobbina, S.J ., Kotochi, C.M., Korese, J.K. and Akrong, M.O. (2013). Microbial Contamination in Vegetables at the Farm Gate Due to Irrigation with Wastewater in the Tamale Metropolis of Northern Ghana. Journal of Environmental Protection 4, 676-682.
  15. Cobbina, S.J., Nkuah, D., Tom-Dery, D and Obiri, S. 2013. Non-cancer risk assessment from exposure to mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd), arsenic (As), copper (Cu) and lead (Pb) in boreholes and surface water in Tinga, in the Bole-Bamboi District, Ghana. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health Sciences 5(2), 29-36.
  16. Cobbina, S.J. , Kumi, M. and Salifu, A.-L. 2013. Water Quality Assessment of the Bontanga Reservoir. Journal of Environment and Earth Science 3, 112-121.
  17. Nkoom, M., Cobbina, S.J., and Kumi, M. (2013). Assessment of Endocrine Disrupting Trace Metals in River Samre at Samreboi in the Wassa Amenfi West District of the Western Region of Ghana. Journal of Water Resource and Protection 5, 983-992.
  18. Asmah, M., Hodgson, I., Cobbina, S.J. and Ablordey, A. (2013). Environmental quality assessment of Upper Birim River (Ghana). Journal of Applied Science and Technology 18, 47-58.
  19. Ofosu-Asiedu, L., Cobbina, S.J. and Obiri, S. (2013). Non-cancer human health risk assessment from exposure to Cadmium, Copper, Lead and Mercury in surface water and ground water in Konongo-Odumasi Municipality, Ghana. Journal of Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology, 5, 106-112.
  20. Cobbina , S. J., Nyame, F. K. and Obiri, S. (2012). Groundwater quality in the Sahelian region of northern Ghana, West Africa. Res. J. of Environ. Earth Sci., 4(4), 483-491.
  21. Cobbina , S. J., Armah, F. A. and Obiri, S. (2012). Multivariate Statistical and Spatial Assessment of Groundwater Quality in the Tolon-Kumbungu District, Ghana. Res. J. Environ. Earth Sci., 4(1), 88-98.
  22. Obiri, S., Cobbina, S.J., Armah, F.A. and Luginaah, I. (2012). Assessment of cancer and non – cancer health risks from exposure to PAHs in street dust in the Tamale Metropolis, Ghana. J. Environ. Sci. Health, Part A.48 (4): 408-416.
  23. Cobbina, S.J. , Dagben, J.Z., Obiri, S. and Tom-Dery, D. (2011). Assessment of Non-cancerous Health Risk from Exposure to Hg, As and Cd by Resident Children and Adults in Nangodi in the Upper East Region, Ghana. Water Quality, Exposure and Health 3, 225-232.
  24. Obiri, S., Cobbina, S.J., Armah, F. A. & Naangmenyele, Z. (2011). Characterization of vehicle-based polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in street dust from Tamale Metropolis, Ghana. Environ Sci Pollution Res, 18, 1166-1173.
  25. Cobbina S. J., Anyidoho, L.Y., Nyame, F. & Hodgson, I.O.A. (2010). Water Quality Status of Dugouts from Five Districts in Northern Ghana: Implications for Sustainable Water Resources Management. Environ Monit Assess. 167, 405-416.
  26. Cobbina, S.J., Nyame, F., Hodgson, I.O.A. (2009). Assessment of quality of piped water supplied to households in Western Accra (Ghana). Journal of Applied Science and Technology 14 (1-2),

Conferences

  1. Samuel Jerry Cobbina , Yao Chen, Zhaoxiang Zhou, Xueshan Wu, Xiangyang Wu, and Liuqing Yang. Toxicity assessment due to sub-chronic exposure to individual and mixtures of four toxic heavy metals. Fourth-Sino Postgraduate Conference, Jiangsu University, 17th – 21st November 2014.
  2. Mozhgon Rajaee , Samuel Obiri,Allyson Green,Rachel Long, Samuel J. Cobbina, Vincent Nartey,David Buck,Edward Antwi, Niladri Basu. Ecological impacts of artisanal and small-scale gold mining in Ghana. 12th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant, Jeju Korea; June 2015.

Awards, Grants and Fellowships

  • 2015: Excellent PhD Dissertation Award, Jiangsu University
  • 2014: Graduate Innovative Projects in Jiangsu Province (Grant No. KYLX_1067)
  • 2008: DANIDA Fellowship for short course
  • 2007: Netherlands Fellowship for short course

Name: Kuuder Conrad-J. Wuleka

Status: Senior Lecturer

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Cell phone: (+233) 208420770, (+233) 246105810

Educational History:

  • 2015- Present: (PhD Tourism Management, On-going, UCC)
  • 2006-2009: M.Phil Tourism (UCC)
  • 1999-2002: B.Sc Tourism (UCC)
  • 1994-1997: Teacher’s Cert A (Gbewaa Training College, Pusiga-Bawku)
  • 1991-1993: GCE ‘A levels’ (Lawra Secondary School)
  • 1986-1991: GCE ‘O levels’ (St. Francis Xavier Minor Seminary, Wa)

Theses

  • M.Phil: Potentials of Tourism to Poverty Reduction in the Upper West Region of Ghana (2009)
  • B.Sc: Significance of the Kakube Festival to the Dagara of Nandom Traditional Area (2002)

Research Interests

  • Tourism and poverty reduction (Pro-poor tourism)
  • Ecotourism/sustainable tourism
  • Festivals and Development
  • The accommodation sector and the environment
  • Human Resource Management in Tourism and Hospitality

Current Research

  • Tour Guides and Ecotourism, the Mole National Park Experience
  • Perceptions of UDS Students on Tourism and Hospitality Education Career in Ghana
  • Women empowerment through Sustainable Tourism Development

Courses Taught in the Department

  • EEM 306: Sustainable Tourism
  • EEM 311: Marketing for Tourism and Leisure
  • RNR 310: Principles of Ecotourism
  • EEM 405: Destination Management
  • EEM 406: Service Quality Management in Tourism
  • EEM 407: International Tourism and Cultural Dynamics

Courses taught in other cognate Departments (Family and Consumer Sciences, FoA)

  • FCS102: Introduction to Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • FCS 114: Historical Perspectives of Tourism and Hospitality in Ghana
  • FCS 217: Human Resource Management in Tourism and Hospitality I
  • FCS 218: Human Resource Management in Tourism and Hospitality II
  • FCS 317: Practices (Perspectives) of Tourism and Hospitality Businesses

Selected Publications (Articles) in Refereed Journals

  • Adongo, R, Kuuder, C.J.W,Amoako, E.E, Asare, W, Duwiejuah, A.B & Arthur, V. (2015). Stakeholder Views on Waste and Its Management in Tamale Metropolis, Ghana, Journal of Scientific Research and Reports 6(5):340-349
  • Larweh, E.A., Suleman, N &Kuuder, C.J.W. (2013). Forecasting annual patronage by domestic and foreign tourists to Mole National Park, Ghana, American Journal of Tourism Management. 2(2):55-61
  • Kuuder, C.J.W, Bagson, E., MintahPrempeh, V., Abu, M., Adongo. R., &Amoako, E.E. (2013). Energy, water, and waste management in the accommodation sector of Tamale Metropolis, Ghana,American Journal of Tourism Management.2(1A): 1-9
  • Kuuder, C.J.W.,Adongo, R &Abanga, J. (2013). Significance of the Kakube festival to the Dagara of Nandom Traditional Area in Ghana, Ghana Journal of Development Studies 9(2): 103-124
  • Kuuder, C.J.W., Doe, A.G., &Yirbekyaa, E.K. (2013). Ecotourism potentials of Xavi Bird Watching Sanctuary in Akatsi District of Ghana, Ghana Journal of Development Studies, 10 (1&2).81-98
  • Manu, I.&Kuuder, C.J.W. (2012). Community-based ecotourism and livelihood enhancement in Sirigu, Ghana, International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences 2(18):97-108
  • Authur, V., Kuuder, C.J.W. &Prempeh, V.M. (2012). Home-based travel motivations of students in selected public Senior High Schools in Tamale Metropolis, Ghana, European Scientific Journal, 8(15): 253-269
  • Kuuder, C.J.W. &Adongo, R., (2012). Pro-poor tourism potentials of Ghana; The contribution of accommodation facilities to poverty alleviation in the Wa Municipality. Ghana Journal of Development Studies. 9(1): 30-45.

Conferences Attended

  • Kuuder, C.J.W ., Aalangdong O.I. &Bagson, E. (2012). Livelihood Enhancement through Ecotourism. A case of Mognori Ecovillage near Mole National Park, Damongo, Ghana. A paper co-presented at the 2nd Social Science Conference held in the University of Education, Winneba from the 13th-15 th March, 2012 at the Aryeetey Auditorium.
  • Bagson, E &Kuuder, C.J.W. (2011).Surface mining and community development in the Tano-Suraw Forest Reserve in the SefwiWiawso District: Ghana. A paper co-presented at the Inter-faculty lectures, UDS, Wa Campus from 6th-8th September, 2011 at In-service Training Centre, Wa.

Membership of Professional Bodies

Member of the Tourism Hospitality Management Forum of the American Association of International Researchers (AAIR).

Name : Esther Ekua Amoako

Position : Lecturer

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Educational History :

  • 2015: PhD Candidate, Rhodes University, South Africa.
  • 2002-2006: MSc. Environmental Resource Management Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology: Kumasi, Ghana
  • 1994-1998: BSc. Agriculture Technology, University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana

Research Interest : Ecosystems are a life support system that play a major role in people’s economic and social well being through provisioning, regulating, supporting and cultural services, thus need to be judiciously managed the for maximum benefits of mankind. The feedbacks in ecosystems processes are much dependent on how environmental and natural resources are managed. The interrelationships between the utilization of environmental and natural resources and human wellbeing are important in this regard. I am interested in how human actions and/or inactions impacts these ecosystem functions, understanding environmental value systems, finding integrated solutions through research, teaching and awareness creation.

Current Research : Currently undertaking a research on the impact of anthropogenic bush burning on soils and plants in savanna ecosystems. The objectives of the study include to assess the influence of fire plant species diversity, soil seed bank, and soil nutrient. The study also investigates the importance of the cultural uses of fire in agro-ecosystems.

Teaching: Introduction to Environmental Science, Biodiversity and Conservation, Global Environmental Change, Environmental law and Policy

Selected publication :

1. Amoako, E. E .,Asante, W.J., Cobbinah, S., Kuuder, C.J.W., Adongo, R.,Lawer (2015). Tree Tenure and
and its implications for sustainable land management. The case of Parkia biglobosa in the Northern Region of Ghana. JournalofNatural Resource and Development Vol (5) pp 59-64

2. Frimpong J. O., Amoako, E. E.,Nkoom, M. (2015).Assessment of The Physicochemical And Microbial Quality Of Water In Ke-Nya Stream At Babato-Kuma Community In The Kintampo North Municipal Assembly, BrongAhafo Region, Ghana. International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research Volume 4, Issue 06, ISSN 2277.

3. Raymond Adongo, Conrad-J. Wuleka Kuuder1, Esther E. Amoako, WilheminaAsare, Abudu Ballu Duwiejuah, Vida Arthur (2015). Stakeholder Views on Waste and Its Management in Tamale Metropolis, Ghana. Journal of Scientific Research & Reports 6(5): 340-349.

4. Kuleape, R,.Cobbinah, S. J, Dampare, S. B., Duweijiah, A. B., Amoako E.E., Asare, W.(2014). Assessment of Energy Recovery Potentials of Solid waste generated in Akosombo, Ghana. African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, Vol 8(5) pp 297-305

5. Kuuder Conrad-J. Wuleka, Ernest Bagson, Vida MintahPrempeh, Abu Mumuni1, Raymond Adongo, Esther Ekua Amoako (2013). Energy, Water and Waste Management in the Accommodation Sector of Tamale Metropolis, Ghana. American Journal of Tourism Management, 2(1a): 1-9.

6. Amoako, E. E. , Nakanyala, J., Nasedjanov, M., Nsimiire, W., Jargalsaikhan G., Awoonor J., Awilli, A.,
Lhagvajav O., Tjirumbu L. and Amgaa. B. (2012). The Quest for Sustainable Land Use and Restoration - Experiences from Africa and Asia. Paper presented at Soils, Governance and Society: Shaping Innovations in Natural Resource Governance Conference, 4 June 2012, Reykjavik, Iceland.

7. E.K Asiam, E. Buabeng (2008). Some Environmental Issues of Inland Valleys. A Case Study. Ghana Mining journal. Vol. 10 Pp 38-42.

Fellowship, Scholarship and Awards

  • 2015: MIKE Da LUZ Student Travel Award for Academic Excellence and a Research that has a potential of contributing to the Wildland Fire Community, presented by the Association of Fire Ecology, Texas, USA
  • 2015: Climate Impacts Research Capacity and Leadership Enhancement (CIRCLE) Visiting Fellow at the University of Dar es salaam, Tanzania, the Association of Commonwealth Universities and the African Academy of Sciences
  • 2013: MASHAV scholarship, Agri-green Environmental Considerations in Climate change, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
  • 2012: United Nations University Land Restoration Training, Agricultural University of Iceland, Iceland.

Name: Raymond Adongo

Position: Lecturer

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Educational History:

  • PhD Candidate (Tourism). The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong. (July, 2014 - July, 2017)
  • MA Conference Management (Distinction). University of Westminster, London, UK. (2007)
  • B.Sc. Tourism (First Class Honors). University of Cape Coast, Ghana. (2005)

Research Interest: Events Tourism (MICE events, Festivals), Ecotourism.

Current Research:

  • Kim, S.S, Adongo, R.and Choe, J.Y. (2015). Tourism in Hoi An, Vietnam: Impacts, Perceived Benefits, Community Attachment and Support for Tourism Development. Journal of Tourism and Recreation Research (Under Review).
  • Agyeiwaah, E. and Adongo,R. (2015). Indetifying the core determinants of tourism demand in Hong Kong inbound markets. International Journal of Tourism Cities (forthcoming)
  • Agyeiwah, E. Demache, A., Adongo, R, and Wondirad, A (2016). Make a customer, not a sale: Tourist satisfaction in Hong Kong. Tourism Management (forthcoming)

Teaching: Tourism and Recreation Law, Tourism Planning, Events Management

Selected publication:

1. Adongo, R. (2011). Quality Grading of United Kingdom Meeting Venues. Journal of Convention & Event Tourism, Vol 12. No.3 (206-231)

2. Kuuder, C.J.W, &Adongo, R. (2012). The Wechiau Hippo Sanctuary of Ghana: A Quintessence of Sustainable Tourism. Journal of Environmental Management and Safety, Vol. 3 No. 1

3. Kuuder, C.J.W, &Adongo, R.(2012). Pro-Poor Potentials of Ghana: How Lodging Facilities in the Wa Municipality Contribute to Poverty Reduction. Ghana Journal of Development Studies. Vol. 9 No. 1.

4. Adongo R.,Nkansah D.O., &Salifu S.M (2012) Social and Psychological aspects of communal hunting (peili) among residents of Tamale Metropolis in the Northern Region of Ghana. African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure. Vol 2 (2).

5. Kuuder, C.J.W.,Bagson, E, Prempeh M.V, Mumuni A, Adongo R, and Amoako E.E. (2013). Energy, Water and Waste Management in the Accommodation Sector of Tamale Metropolis, Ghana. American Journal of Tourism Management, 2 (1A) 1-9.

6. Kuuder, C.J.W., Adongo R.,&Abanga J. (2013). Significance of the Kakube Festival to the Dagara of Nandom Traditional Area in Ghana. Ghana Journal of Development Studies Vol 9 (2) 103-124.

7. Raymond Adongo1*, Conrad-J. Wuleka Kuuder1, Esther E. Amoako1, Wilhemina Asare1, AbuduBallu Duwiejuah1 and Vida Arthur (2015). Stakeholder Views on Waste and Its Management in Tamale Metropolis, Ghana. Journal of Scientific Research & Reports 6(5): 340-349, 2015; Article no.JSRR.2015.159 ISSN: 2320-0227

8. B. B. K. Keteku, N. Bakobie, R. Adongo, A. B. Duwiejuah and S. Sovoe (2015). Assessment of Particulate Air Quality in Ho Municipality, Ghana, Advances in Research 4(4): 247-254, Article no.AIR.2015.07 www.sciencedomain.org .

9. Amoako, E. E., Asanteb, W. J. Cobbinah, S., Kuuder, C. J. W., Adongo, R.,& Lawer, E. A. (2015). Tree tenure and its implications for sustainable land management: The case of Parkiabiglobosain the Northern Region of Ghana. Journal of Natural Resources and Development 5, 59– 64.

Name: B. Yelviel-Dong Baligi

Position: Lecturer

Contacts

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Tel. +233 26920 98 / 209 023 727

Educational Qualification:

  • 2014 - PhD Candidate (University of Western Australia)
  • 2011- Chartered Economist (Institute of Chartered Economists, Ghana)
  • 2008 -2010- MPhil Development Managemen (SGL&PM-GIMPA)

Specialization : Environmental Economics and Management

Thesis Title: “Integrating Biodiversity Conservation into Rural Development Efforts, Challenges and Opportunities of the Lambussie-Karni District Assembly”.

2009-2010: MA Economic Policy Management (EPM)

University of Ghana,

Specialization : Rural Economy and Development Policy

Research Title “Assessing the Performance of Sub-District Structures in Lambussie-Karni District”

2001–2005 BSc. Agricultural Technology (First Class Honours)

University for Development Studies, Ghana

Specialization : Environmental and Natural Resources Economics & Management

Project Topic : “Appraising Reforestation Efforts by Farmers in the Savelugu- Nanton District”.

Research Interest

Environmental Conservation and Sustainability, Program and Project Planning and Management, Rural Economy and Development Issues, Public Policy Analysis and Good Governance, Macro/Microeconomics Economic Development and Citizen Welfare, Research Methods etc.

Work experience:

Lecturer, Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources, UDS -Tamale

Lecturing, Research and Consultancy

Consultant, Director of Projects

JMK Consulting Limited, West Legon - Accra

Research Assistant, GIMPA Consultancy Services, 2009.

Data Collection and Analysis, Teaching undergraduate programmes, Organizing Seminars, M&E and Consultancy Support Services

District Employment Co-ordinator, Jirapa -Lambussie , 2006

Human Resource Development and Management -Recruitment, Placement and Management, Project Planning, Implementation, Monitoring, Assessment and Reviews.

Seida Farms-Field Supervisor / Soya Project Co-ordinator

Research works (academic)

  • Impact assessment of the EU-Food Facility Project-JMK Consulting Group, Accra
  • Plan Pages Project, JMK Consulting Group Ltd- Accra
  • Impact Assessment of Mole National park on lives of fringe Communities, Department of Renewable Natural Resources-UDS
  • Economic viability of the Fisheries Industry in the Yeji-Makango fishing area .UDS- Nyankpala
  • Timber Species Evaluation in the Tinte -Bepo Forest Reserve (B/A) UDS-Nyankpala
  • Waste Management in the Timber Industry-ABTS (Berekum)

Name: Mrs. Wilhemina Asare

Position: Assistant Lecturer

Office Address :

University for Development Studies

Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources,

P. O. Box TL 1882, Tamale

Tel: 0246129193 / 0204581235

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Qualifications and Institutions Attended

  • Msc. Environmental Resources Management, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology – Kumasi, Ghana; December,2013.
  • B.sc Agricultural Technology (Renewable Natural Resource Option,) University for Development Studies, Tamale- Ghana; December, 2008.

Courses taught

  • EEM 406: Industrial and domestic waste management
  • RNR 402: Environmental Impact Assessment
  • EEM 401: Environmental Monitoring and control
  • EEM 305: Environmental Economics
  • EEM 301: Climate change mitigation & adaptation
  • EEM 403: Global Environmental change
  • RNR: 214: Environmental Science
  • EEM 404: Environmental Law and policy

Research interest

  • Solid Waste Management and Environmental Sanitation
  • Environmental Quality Assessment
  • Climate Change Adaption and Mitigation Strategies
  • Waste Processing and Toxic Waste Management
  • Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Control

Current research

  • Assessment of sanitation awareness among senior high school students in Tamale Metropolis.
  • Assessment of Solid waste management in private and government hospitals in Ghana; the case in Tamale Metropolis.

Selected publications

  1. W. Asare, A. Andrews and R. Asare (2015). Households Solid Waste Generation and Disposal inSome Selected Communities in Ejisu–Juaben Municipality, Ghana, Journal of Scientific Research & Reports, 6(5): 371-382, March, 2015.
  2. Raymond Adongo, Conrad-J. Wuleka Kuuder, Esther E. Amoako, Wilhemina Asare, Abudu Ballu Duwiejuah and Vida (2015). Stakeholder Views on Waste and Its Management inTamale Metropolis, Ghana.Journal of Scientific Research & Reports,6(5): 340-349, March, 2015.
  3. P. Luure, W. Asare, S. J. Cobbina, A. B. Duwiejuahand M. Nkoom(2014). Microbial Contamination of Ghanaian Cedi Notes from Traders of the Tamale Central Market, Ghana. British Microbiology Research Journal, 5(2): 139-145, September, 2014.
  4. Kwetey Seth, Samuel Jerry Cobbina, Wilhemina Asare, Abudu Ballu Duwiejuah (2014). Household Demand and Willingness to Pay for Solid Waste Management Service in Tuobodom in the Techiman-North District, Ghana. American Journal of Environmental Protection, 2(4): 74-78, September, 2014.
  5. S. J. Cobbina, R. Kuleape, S. B. Dampare, W. Asare and A. B. Duwiejuah. (2014). Assessing the Fertilizer Utilization Potential of Municipal Solid Waste in Akosombo, Ghana. British Journal of Applied Science & Technology, 4(26): 3874-3883, July, 2014.
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Name : Janet Daaro

Position : Senior Administrative Assistant

Educational Qualification

  • 2006-2009: Tamale Polytechnic (HND Sec. & Mgt Studies)
  • 2003-2006: Tamale Polytechnic (DBS Sec. & Mgt Studies)

Contact Information

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Cell Phone: 0209156980