Forest Policy, Governance and Livelihoods

This programme undertakes research on factors that relate to global and national policy and legislative processes, equity, valuation of forest resources, and marketing for enhanced livelihood and economic development.

The Division has 5 senior members, 2 senior members and is headed by Dr. Elizabeth A. Obeng.

The Priority areas of the division include:

  1. Forests and livelihoods
  2. Policy and governance challenges
  3. Forest and land tenure
  4. Gender and forestry
  5. Forest conflict resolution
  6. Participatory  Forest Management (PFM)
  7. Forest extension
  8. Forest valuation and payment for ecosystem Services (PES)

 SENIOR MEMBERS

Name Position Field of Expertise
Elizabeth A. Obeng (PhD) Senior Research Scientist Econometrics , Ecosystem services
Kwame Oduro Antwi (PhD) Senior Research Scientist  
Emmanuel Marfo (PhD) (Leave without pay) Principal Research Scientist Forest Policy and Governance
Haruna Abukari (PhD) Research Scientist  
William Dumenu Research Scientist  

SENIOR STAFF

Name Position
Emmanuel Asiedu-Poku Chief Technical Officer
Markfred Mensah Chief Technical Officer

 

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Who We Are

Forestry Research Institute of Ghana is one of the 13 institutes of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). It is located at Fumesua near Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. It started as a research unit within the Forestry Department in 1962. It was fully established as a research institute and named FOREST PRODUCTS RESEARCH INSTITUTE (FPRI) under the then Ghana Academy of Sciences in 1964 and in 1968 placed under the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

Contact Us

The Director
Forestry Research Institute of Ghana
P. O. Box UP 63 KNUST
Kumasi, Ghana

Tel :+233-(0)3220-60123/60373
Fax :+233-(0)3220-60121
Email : director@csir-forig.org.gh