Forest and Climate Change

This programme will deal with harnessing forests, agroforestry and trees for climate change mitigation and will support risk management through enhanced prediction of climate impacts on forest genetic resources and other ecosystem services. Priority areas include:

  1. Vulnerability assessment
  2. Development of landscape management systems /production technologies adapted to climate change and variability in time and space
  3. Land use practices and impacts on emissions, livelihoods and environmental sustainability
  4. Institutional arrangements and incentives that enable communities to reduce GHGs and improve livelihoods
  5. Innovative risk management strategies that foster resilient rural livelihoods for sustainable landscape restoration
  6. Climate change impacts on natural resources and mitigation measures.

Head: Dr. Ernest G. Foli

Name Position Field of Expertise
Ernest G. Foli (PhD) HEAD OF DIVISION - Principal Research Scientist Forest inventory and mensuration
Gloria Djaney Djagbletey (Mrs.) (PhD) Senior Research Scientist Tree physiology
Daniel Shalom Addo-Danso (PhD) Research Scientist  
Gloria Kukurije Adeyiga(Ms). Research Scientist  
Reginald Tang Guuroh (PhD) Research Scientist  Forest and Livelihoods
Dorothy Asare Akoto Principal Technologist  
George K.D. Ametsitsi Research Scientist  
Daniel K. Debrah Principal Technologist  
Christian Opoku Kwarteng Principal Technologist  
J. R. Cobbinah (PhD) * Contract Staff Chief Research Scientist (Rtd)  


Name Position
Margaret Adubigire Chief Admin. Assistant
Michael Ampah Principal Admin. Assistant
Abigail Amponsah Ofosu-Brakoh Technical Officer
Tracy Amponsah Akoto-Bamfo Technical Officer
Helena Oboamah Asiedu Technical Officer (Catering)


Akabayie Sampson Security Assistant Gd. 1
King Kwabla Hiatorpe Snr. Security Assistant
Michael Asaa Akayagre Security Assistant Gd. 1
Paul Assuming Asst. Overseer Gd.1
Kwame Tawiah Asst. Overseer Gd.1
Abdul Atinga Asst. Overseer Gd.1
Ebenezer Oware Tweneboah Asst. Overseer Gd.1
Haruna Issaka (Mesewam) Asst. Overseer Gd.1
Samuel Boateng Supervisor Gd I
Cletus Akudbilla Ayabilla Supervisor Gd. 1
Leticia Laadi Atareyure Supervisor Gd. 1
Peter Ayambire Amoah Supervisor Gd. 1
John Mensah Senior labourer
Amos Ania Akanzire Supervisor Gd. 11
Jennifer Osei Owusu Supervisor Gd. 11


Entomology Laboratory

Field Stations

  • Mesewam
  • Bobiri
  • Bolga / Bawku

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