Dr. (Mrs.) Elizabeth Asantewaa Obeng

Professional Background

2005-2007   MSc. Sustainable Resource Management, Technical University of Munich, Germany
1999 - 2003  BSc. Agriculture Science (Economics option), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.

Other Training

  • Improving forest Governance training course for climate change mitigation and Adaptation. University of Wolverhampton, Telford Campus, United Kingdom. 1st – 29th June 2011
  • Wood Anatomy Training Workshop for Anatomical Description of Timber Resources of Tropical Africa, Kumasi. Ghana. 13th – 23rd September 2010:
  • Editorial Training; PROTA Network Office Europe, Wageningen University Research, Netherlands 3rd September – 30th November 2009
  • International DAAD‐Alumni Summer School at the University of Greifswald „From Research to Practice: The Role of Education for Sustainable
  • Development in Natural Resource Management in Research, Education and International Cooperation. Greifswald, Germany. 23rd -30th March 2009

Professional fields of interest

  • Environmental resource economics, socio-economics, forest and rural livelihood issues

Other positions

  • Associate Editor Plant Resources of Tropical Africa (PROTA) Timber II Book: 2009-2012


  1. Dumenu, K.W., Obeng, E.A., Samar, S.B., Owusu-Sekyere, E., and Asiedu-Opoku, E. (2013). Understanding the Dynamics of Climate Change Impacts on Forest-Dependent Livelihoods in Rural Ghana: Implications for Climate Change Resilient Policy. In: W. Leal Filho (editor). Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management pp 411-424. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-31110-9_27. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
  2. Obeng, E.A., Oduro, K.A., Asomaning, G. and Pentsil, S., 2012. Enhancing community livelihood opportunities: An analysis of small and medium forest based enterprises: An analysis of small and medium forest based enterprises. A presentation at IUFRO-FORNESSA Regional Congress & ITTO/AFF Forest Policy Day. 25th -29th June 2012, Nairobi, Kenya.
  3. Associate Editor Plant Resources of Tropical Africa 7 (2) (2012). Timber 2 Book: authored and co-authored 43 articles on African timber plants species. In. Lemmens, R.H.M.J., Louppe, D. & Oteng-Amoako, A.A. (Editors). PROTA Foundation, Wageningen, Netherlands / CTA, Wageningen, Netherlands (http://database.prota.org)
  4. Obeng, E.A., Kobina, J.K., and Pentsil, S. (2011). Carving out indigenous tree species to sustain rural livelihood. Ghana Journal of Forestry Vol. 27 (2): 85-96.
  5. Obeng, E.A., Dumenu, K.W., Samar, S.B., Owusu-Sekyere, E., and Asiedu-Opoku, E. (2011). Understanding the dynamics of climate change impact on forest dependent livelihoods in rural Ghana: Implication for climate change resilient policy. Paper presented at Klima 2011 conference. 7th – 12th November, 2011. (http://www.climate2011.net)
  6. B. D. Obiri, V.K. Agyeman, B. Kyereh, E. Nutakor, E.A Obeng A. Agyeman and S.B., Acquah, (2011). Perception and participation of local communities in tree planting initiatives in northern Ghana. Ghana Journal of Forestry Vol. 27 (3): 80-93.

Obeng, E.A., (2007). Socio-economic factors of agroforestry adoption: a case study from Offinso District, Ghana. A thesis submitted to the School of Forest Science and Resource Management, Technical University of Munich in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Sustainable Resource Management.

2012 Borlaug Fellow: The Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program. College of Agriculture Food and Natural Resources, Department of Forestry. University of Missouri, Columbia Missouri, USA.