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
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.
Evans A. Atuick
BAWA, Judith Asibi Kania Research Fellow, Fellow, DRLA
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)
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)
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.
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.
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.
Ms. Diana K. Luguyimang (Senior Clerk)
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.