University of Ghana (UG), Department of Sociology, Ghana

Certifications of Citizenship in Africa

Research project CERTIZENS is an interdisciplinary, multi-layered research project which explores the complexities of regimes of citizen certification and the forms of identification these generate, circulate, manage and attempt to control, in selected African settin ...
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Climate change resilience in urban mobility

Research project The objective of the project is to identify research-based strategies for increasing climate change resilience within urban mobility, accessibility and transport in Accra, Ghana. Mobility within the urban areas is a basic need for urban residents bec ... First-year report: Within the first year of the project the inception workshop and the initial interviews in selected neighborhoods corroborated the relevance of the projects and its interdisciplinary approach. The comprehensive study of both: 1 ...
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Healthcare-Associated Infections in Ghana

Research project Healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) comprise one of the most common, significant and preventable patient safety issue worldwide. The challenge of HCAIs in Ghana and other developing countries is estimated to be high but scarcely addressed. We p ... Midterm report 2018: Within the HAI-Ghana project framework, the first national multi-center point prevalence survey was published in 2018 and found an overall rate of hospital acquired infections at 8.2%. The survey further documented broad ...
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Property, Access and eXclusion (AX)

Research project AX examines how each set of actors along Ghana’s charcoal chain gain or maintain access to benefits. Access, defined as the ability to benefit from things, is controlled and maintained via a broad repertoire of social and structural means including ... Midterm Report: #1: Two PhD studies completed; 
#2: One MPhil completed; 5 more are underway. 
#3: Five journal papers published; 
#4: First AX national charcoal stakeholder forum convened April 2016. Proce ...
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Valorizing Green Growth in Africa (VALOR)

Research project Africa has untapped potential for creating monetary value from origin products in the same way ham from Parma and other highly valuable EU agricultural origin food products registered with ‘protected’ Geographical Indications (GIs) add 15 billion Eu ...
Project completion report:

5 articles published in international peer reviewed journals, 1 PhD thesis published, 1 PhD thesis in press, at least two further PhD theses submitted, in addition two international journal manuscr ...
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Sustainable Latrine Services for the Urban Poor in Ghana (SUSA)

Research project Ghana is in the midst of rapid, unplanned urbanization fuelled by migration caused by declining rural agricultural productivity, lack of employment opportunities and effects of climate change. Close to 50% of Ghana’s 23 million residents currently li ... Project Completion Report: At the time of application and approval of the SUSA project, “outcomes” were not articulated as part of a log frame etc. Objective 1: To conduct a project needs assessment and conduct training sessions. Routine inf ...
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West African Network for Studies of Environmental Change (WANSEC)

Research project It is proposed to create a West African network, including the University of Dakar, Senegal, Technical University of Bamako, Mali, University of Ghana, Legon, and the University of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso; collaborating on research-based developmen ... Completion Report: The Wansec project aimed at an improved understanding of changes in the biophysical environment, natural resource management and physical planning in the face of climate change. This has been reached through development of cap ...
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