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. Priority areas 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)


Head: Dr. Kwame Antwi Oduro

Name Position Field of Expertise
Emmanuel Marfo Senior Research Scientist Forest Policy and Governance
Kwame A. Oduro Senior Research Scientist Forest Policy and Governance
Elizabeth A. Obeng Research Scientist Econometrics, Ecosystem services
William Dumenu Research Scientist  
Haruna Abukari Research Scientist  


Name Position
Emmanuel Asiedu-Poku Chief Technical Officer
Markfred Mensah Chief Technical Officer
Maud  M. Prempeh Chief Technical Officer