Dr. E. S. Mahama, (Senior Research Fellow)

Dr. Mahama is a socio-linguist. His research interests include language, cross cultural communication, language and culture, community development, peace-building and conflict studies. He doubles as a lecturer at the Graduate School of UDS. In addition he teaches communication skills, African Studies, Language culture and development and poverty alleviation and sustainable development. Before joining the institute, he was the Deputy Director of the Tamale Institute of Cross-Cultural Studies (TICS). Dr. Mahama has a lot of experience in Qualitative and Ethnographic Research.                                                                                                                    

Mr. George S. Anarwat (Research Fellow) Ph.D Candidate 

B.A. (Kumasi), MA. (Ghana), DSEF, (Dakar), Certificate in Global Health leadership, Berkeley, USA and Cambridge, UK. He also doubles as Language and communication lecturer at the Navrongo Campus, UDS. In addition he is a co-lecturer of the NGO Management, Principles and Practice at the Graduate School. His research interests include health economics, NGOs and poverty reduction, social dimensions of HIV/AIDS, adolescent reproductive health and evaluations of development projects. Before joining the institute, Mr. Anarwat worked as a development consultant with the Abt Associates - USAID, Partners for Health reform plus project in Ghana. He also worked as a policy research officer, with Basic Needs International, Ghana.

 

Dr. Mamudu Abunga Akudugu 

M. A. Akudugu holds a PhD in Livelihoods – International and Rural Development (University of Reading, United Kingdom); M.Phil. in Agricultural Economics (University of Ghana, Ghana) and B.Sc. in Agriculture Technology (University for Development Studies, Ghana). Mamoud as he prefers to be called has over the years gathered rich research experience and mostly applies mixed (qualitative and quantitative) methods in his research activities.  His research interest includes but not limited to: Agricultural and rural finance – Financial (formal, semi-formal and informal) intermediation and livelihoods development. Agrarian change and livelihood diversification – Dynamics and drivers of rural households’ dependence on farm versus non-farm sectors for survival.

 

Fabian Dome Yelsang

Mr. Fabian Dome Yelsang holds BA and MPhil in Integrated Development Studies and Development Studies from University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana, graduating in 2004 and 2010 respectively. He is currently a Research Fellow with the Institute for Continuing Education and Interdisciplinary Research (ICEIR) in the same University. His research interests include community natural resource management, traditional knowledge systems in natural resource management, climate change adaptation, poverty and livelihood issues, gender and other development related issues.  Fabian taught courses among them includes: Social Services Planning, Networking for Community Development, and Community Mobilization among others. The following are channels through which you can contact Yelsang: ICEIR, Wa Box 520. Email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it./This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Mob.+233(0)208601033/+233(0)279169517 

 

Dr. Abazaami Joseph (Research Fellow)  

Dr. Abazaami Joseph has been a Research Fellow at ICEIR for a period spanning over nine years. He holds a BA in Geography and Resource Development from the University of Ghana, Msc. in Development Planning and Management from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and a Ph.D in Spatial Planning from the University of Dortmund, Germany. He provides technical assistance to governmental and non-governmental agencies on a consultancy basis in subject matters such as transportation planning and tourism, climate change and adaptation, rural development planning and management. He also doubles as a Lecturer at the UDS Post Graduate School. Prior to joining the Institute, Dr. Abazaami served as a Teaching and Research Assistant at the Department of Geography and Resource Development of the University of Ghana, Legon. He has over the years taught courses both at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels on Natural Resource Management, Project Planning and Implementation, Community Mobilization, General African Studies, Research Methods (Term Paper), Disasters and Disaster Management/Urban Environmental Management as well as Agriculture and Rural Development. These have helped a great deal to build his research interests in the areas of NGOs, rural development policy (endogenous development) and agriculture. 

 

Nicholas Fielmua

Nicholas Fielmua holds M.Sc. in Development Policy and Planning, and B.Sc. in Planning. He has in-depth experience in development research, development policies, planning and management. He is also very conversant with issues related to decentralisation, institutional analysis, complex adaptive systems, and water and sanitation planning and management in Ghana. Before joining UDS as a Research Fellow, he worked with Pragmatic Outcomes (a Participatory Development Consultancy Firm in Tamale, Ghana) as the Programmes Officer. As a Research Fellow with the Institute for Continuing Education and Interdisciplinary Research (ICEIR), University for Development Studies, Fielmua also lectures at the Department of Planning and Management, and the Department of Community Development of the University for Development Studies. His interest areas include Water and Sanitation, Natural Resource Management, Institutional Analysis Local Governance. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Tel: +233 243 255 001/+233 504 600 008.

 

Evans A. Atuick

Mr. Evans Akangyelewon Atuick is currently a Research Fellow at the Institute for Continuing Education and Inter-Disciplinary Research, UDS-Navrongo Campus. He holds BA and MPhil in Sociology degrees from the University of Ghana, Legon, where he graduated in 2003 and 2007 respectively. He has extensive field research experience especially in the areas of public health and development consultancy work. Prior to joining ICEIR, Mr. Atuick had working experience at the Wiaga Community football-for-hope programme as a Project Manager; the Sandema Senior High School as a classroom teacher; Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) as a Field Research Officer; the African International University College as a part-time lecturer; Navrongo Health Research Centre as an Assistant Research Officer; Atengdem & CO as a Senior Research Assistant; and ISSER as a project Supervisor among others. His research interests include medical sociological issues (illness and diseases, public perceptions, attitudes and reaction to illness and diseases), child and maternal health, socio-cultural issues, gender related issues, poverty and development related issues. You can contact Mr. Atuick through the following contact details:  E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   Mob. +233(0)243340516/+233(0)201232055.

 

BAWA, Judith Asibi Kania  Research Fellow, Fellow, DRLA

Judith A.K.Bawa holds M.A. from the Reading University, UK.  Post Grad Cert, Nairobi, Kenya and Diploma from the University of Ghana, Legon. Judith A.K.Bawa is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Continuing Education and Interdisciplinary Research (ICEIR) of the University for Development Studies, (UDS) and Fellow at the Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy of the University of Tulane, USA,  with special interest in development issues particularly, Gender, Culture and Development and Disaster Resilience leadership, which also are her areas of research interest. She teaches Gender issues as part of African Studies at the Undergraduate level and Gender and the Environment at the Graduate level. She has carried out research works on the impact of the environment on women, Culture and women Issues and Adult literacy and women with particular focus on Northern Ghana. Judith initially trained and worked as an Agricultural extension officer and a Subject Matter Specialist with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture and moved later to the Ghana Institute of Linguistics, Literacy and Bible Translation (GILLBT) first as a Gender specialist and later to administration as the Strategic Planning coordinator.  She has gained a wide range of experiences in training,   group animation, and in administration having been part of Management Team and an Executive Committee member of GILLBT for a number of years. She also held administrative roles in the Ministry of Food and Agriculture as Savelugu and Tamale Plant Protection and Regulatory Services Officer. She can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Dr. Abdulai Abubakari

Dr. Abdulai Abubakari holds BA, Mphil and PhD (Ghana). Research Interests are development Sociology, Sociology of Education, Rural Sociology Political Anthropology/Sociology, Politics of education in Modern Ghana; Non State Actors in Education,   Sociology of resources and power induced conflicts.  Research Area include; West Africa, particularly Ghana; northern Ghana. 

 

Dr. Felix Y. T. Longi (Research Fellow) 

Dr. Felix Y. T. Longi is a Research Fellow. His research interests include Social history, Chieftaincy and Ethnic conflicts, Conflict resolution methods, Culture, Social dimensions of HIV/AIDS and development. He was a professional teacher before joining the institute. He has more than seven years’ experience in qualitative research, and historical studies. Contacts: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it./ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel: +233-543415754.

 

Issahaku Abdul-Rahaman

Mr. Issahaku Abdul-Rahaman is a Research Fellow and the Coordinator of ICEIR, UDS at the Navrongo Campus. He holds B. Ed (Winneba) and M. Phil. (Ghana). He is a Research Fellow at ICEIR and doubles as a Lecturer with the Earth and Environmental Science Department of the Faculty of with Applied Science (FAS) of UDS. He worked as a consultant with the Research Triangle International (RTI), a USAID sponsored organization for the control of malaria at Tolon-Kumbungu (2008-2009) and Karaga districts (2009-2010) of Northern region as an operations manager. He also taught at Kalpohin Senior High (KASS), Tamale (1997-2003), Tamale College of Education (TACE) Tamale (2003-2005) and Tamale Senior High School (TAMASCO) (2007-2011). His research interest is in water, waste water and climate change. You can contact him on: 0244885515/0201743310 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Mr. Gordon Nii-Nai Marley (Principal Research Fellow) Mphil candidate

Gordon Nii-Nai Marley has been working with the Institute since 1999 as a Research Assistant. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Integrated Development Studies from the University for Development Studies, Wa-Campus and he is currently pursuing an MPhil in Development Studies at the University of Cape Coast. He has considerable experience research work.

Has supervised a number of field work for various projects such as a baseline survey on Village Savings and Loans Association in Ghana for CARE International and Innovation for Poverty Action, USAID’s Value Chain Analysis of the Local Rice Industry in Ghana, Annual Evaluation of the Malaria Communities Program (MCP) for Anglican Diocesan Development and Relief Organization (ADDRO) in Bawku West District of Ghana, Stakeholder Analysis for the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) in the Volta Region of Ghana, Feasibility Study on the establishment Skills Training Centre in Ada and surrounding areas for Akwaaba Ada and Rural Attention Ghana among others. He also has a considerable experience in the application of Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) tools for data collection for social research.

 

Emelia Guo (Research Fellow) Ph.D candidate

M.Phil in Agricultural Administration, B.Sc. Agricultural Technology and Cert in Education. 

Emelia Lectures in the MA, Gender Advocacy and Rural Development

Her research interests include: Gender and Development, Endogenous development

Natural resource use and management and Agribusiness development. Before joining the University she was a teacher with the Ghana education service. 

Research experience include:  Field Assistant, Food Security and Rice Producers’ Organization Project, April to October 2003.

Field enumerator, Saboba/Chereponi ADP Baseline Survey, World Vision, 2004.

Field Supervisor, UN/World Food Programme Baseline Survey, 2004.

Research Fellow, Transforming Agriculture in Ghana: The Case of Tomato. IFPRI,   2009.

Field Research on Global Water Initiative. Catholic Relief Services. November 2009. 

 

Miss Cynthia Abagre Itboh (Assistant Research Fellow) 

Cynthia attended Ghana Secondary School where she obtained her GCE O’ Level certificate, and a three year Certificate ‘A’ from Tamale Training college. She also obtained B.A in integrated development studies and an Mphil from the University for Development Studies (UDS). Her Research interest include; Gender and leadership, Endogenous Development and Education, rural development and Reproductive health. She has worked extensively with NGOs in the North in conducting baseline surveys and midterm and end of project evaluations. She was also engaged in the Formative Consultative Research Projects in the GaruTimpane District. Email; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Rashid Yakubu

Rashid Yakubu is an Assistant Registrar at ICEIR. He is a Chevening Scholar with expertise in International Peace and Security. He has an MA in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Bradford UK and an HND in Management Studies. He has several years of working experience particularly within the ECOWAS Commission as a major policy lobbyist, and campaign strategist, advises on national security issues, early warning mechanisms and cross border movement of armed combatants. He is well-informed in institutional conflict management and negotiations. He has experience working with human security and development based NGOs. His research inclinations are regional peace and security in West Africa, SALW Regulations and Cross border arms/combatants movements/control and Pre/post-Election Violence.

 

Josephine Amodaah (Principal Administrative Assistant)

Josephine Amodaah is a Principal Administrative Assistant and holds B.Ed degree in Management from University of Education, Winneba and MSc. In Development Management from University for Development Studies, Tamale.  She has a lot of experience in Administrative and Clerical management.  Her research interest includes Gender and Development, Planning and Management, and Livelihoods.

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Alhassan Cosmas Lukeman

Alhassan Cosmas Lukeman is a Snr. Accounting Assistant and he holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting from University of Cape Coast.  He has divers experience in financial management both in private and public services.  He is covenant with accounting systems and analysis. Before joining the university in 2012 I had worked with Integrated Tamale Fruit Company, Tamale and Ghana Health Service – Yendi Government Hospital as an accountant.  His research interest included financial analysis and consultancy. 

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Sarah Atambeogo (Senior Administrative Assistant)  

Sarah Atambeogo is a Senior Administrative Assistant and holds B.Ed degree in Management from University of Education, Winneba.  She has a lot of experience in Administrative and Clerical management.  Her research interest includes Poverty reduction, gender and other development related issues.

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Ms. Diana K. Luguyimang (Senior Clerk)

Ms. Diana K. Luguyimang is a Senior Clerk in the Institute for Continuing Education and Inter-Disciplinary Research, University for Development Studies. She holds a Diploma in Business Studies (DBS) and currently pursuing a Higher Diploma in Management studies at University of Cape Coast.   She has experiences in clerical and secretarial duties. Email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Mob. +233(0)209372887  

 

Ms. Blanda Nawuriyare (Typist)

Ms. Blanda Nawuriyare holds a Diploma in Business Studies (DBS) and currently pursuing a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Secretaryship and Management studies at Tamale Polytechnic. She has experiences in clerical and secretarial duties.  Mob. +233(0)203522360 

 

Abdul-Fatawu Abdulai (Driver)

Mr. Abdul-Fatawu Abdulai is a Driver in the Institute for Continuing Education and Inter-Disciplinary Research, University for Development Studies. He had a lot of experience in driving and mechanics.