Forest and Climate Change

The Forest and Climate Change Division (FCCD) deals with harnessing forests, agroforestry and trees for climate change mitigation and adaptation. It also supports risk management through enhanced prediction of climate impacts on forest genetic resources and other ecosystem services.

Priority areas of FCCD include:

  1. Vulnerability assessment of forests and local communities to climate change
  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. Risk management strategies that foster resilient rural livelihoods for sustainable landscape restoration ·
  5. Institutional arrangements and incentives that enable communities to reduce GHGs and improve livelihoods
  6. Climate change impacts on natural resources and mitigation measures.
  7. Impacts of climate change and variability on forest, savannah and mangroves ecosystems and trees outside of forests
  8. Sustainable Forest Management for carbon storage, sequestration and adaptation
  9. Awareness creation on climate change and environmental protection in schools and communities

The current head of FCCD is Dr. Stella Britwum Acquah. Currently, the Division has a staff strength comprising 14 senior members, 4 senior staff and 17 junior staff.


Name Position Field of Expertise
Stella Britwum (Mrs.) (PhD) Senior Research Scientist Forest Biometrics / Statistics
Ernest G. Foli (PhD) (Contract Staff) Principal Research Scientist Forest inventory and mensuration
Reginald Tang Guuroh (PhD) Research Scientist  Forest and Livelihoods
George K.D. Ametsitsi (PhD) Senior Research Scientist  Fire Ecology
Daniel Shalom Addo-Danso (PhD) Senior Research Scientist  Forest Ecology
Stephen Akpalu (PhD) Research Scientist  Agroforestry
Gloria Kukurije Adeyiga(Ms). Research Scientist  Agroforestry
Dorothy Asare Akoto Principal Technologist  Tropical Forest Management
Eunice Okyere-Agyapong (Mrs.) Principal Technologist  
Francis Tease (Mr.) Principal Technologist  
Forzia Ibrahim (Ms.) Principal Technologist  
Christian Opoku Kwarteng (Mr.) Principal Technologist  
Daniel K. Debrah (Mr.) Principal Technologist  


Name Position
Emmanuel Kyere Nketia (Mr.) Technical Officer
Abigail Amponsah Ofosu-Brakatu (Ms.) Technical Officer
Helena Oboamah Asiedu Technical Officer
Margaret Adubigire Chief Admin. Assistant


Name Position
John Mensah (Mr.) Supervisor Gd II
Samuel Boateng (Mr.) Supervisor Gd I
King Hiatorpe (Mr.) Security Officer
Heavens Mawutor (Mr.) Supervisor Gd.1
Amos Biekwo Asemonu (Mr.) Asst. Overseer Gd. 1
Ebenezer Oware Tweneboah (Mr.) Asst. Overseer Gd.1
Jennifer Osei Owusu (Ms.) Supervisor Gd. II
Margaret Adablah (Ms.) Supervisor Gd. 1
Joyce Bakour (Ms.) Labourer
Samuel Ayambire (Mr.) Asst. Overseer Gd. 1
Michael Asaa Akayagre (Mr.) Security Assistant Gd. 1
Sampson Akabayie (Mr.) Security Assistant Gd. 1
Leticia  Laadi Atareyure (Mr.) Supervisor Gd. 1
Peter Amoah Ayeribire (Mr.) Supervisor Gd. 1
Amos Ania Akanzire (Mr.) Supervisor Gd. II
Cletus Akudbilla Ayabilla Supervisor Gd. 1
George Atinyele Asst. Overseer Gd. 1

Field Stations

  • Mesewam
  • Bobiri
  • Bolga / Bawku

About us

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 : [email protected]