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Dr. Adelina Maria Mensah

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Position: 
Senior Research Fellow

 

Year of Empoyment: 2003

Dr. Adelina Mensah is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Environment and Sanitation Studies (IESS), University of Ghana (UG). She also led in the development of the MPhil. Sustainability Science programme at the institute. Dr. Mensah has an interdisciplinary background in environmental sciences, with a focus on ecosystems and the human dimensions that impact on its management and sustainability. She lectured at the Department of Marine and Fisheries Sciences for 10 years before transferring to IESS, where her research and teaching activities on the biophysical aspects of different ecosystems include the inter-linkages with diverse drivers of resource use. Her current areas of interest are research and innovation in science and technology for promoting sustainable futures.

Dr. Mensah has worked extensively with a number of national and international agencies on a range of climate change and environment related projects that have involved transdisciplinary approaches with various sectors and stakeholders. Many of these projects have assessed the roles of socio-economic parameters in national climate change adaptation, mitigation and environmental management for identifying sustainable pathways of development.  She has co-facilitated the development of a number of key national policies, including the National Climate Change Policy (NCCP) Framework, the NCCP and the NCCP Implementation Plan (2015-2020), and the National Infrastructure Plan, and currently, the National Biodiversity Policy (NBP), the Implementation Plan of the NBP, the Environmental Management Plan for the Oil and Gas Industry, and the draft Policy for One Health.  

Educational History:

  • 2004 - 2009    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Natural Resources, Magna cum laude. University of Bonn, Germany, in collaboration with the United Nations University – Institute for Environment and Human Security                               (UNU-EHS) as a Resident Scholar.  
  • 1997 - 1998    Master of Philosophy Degree (M.Phil.) in Marine Sciences and Coastal Management. University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Newcastle-upon Tyne, UK
  • 1995 - 1996    Master of Science Degree (M.Sc.) in Tropical Coastal Zone Management. University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK
  • 1991 - 1994    Bachelor of Science Degree (B.Sc. Hons.) in Zoology (major) and Botany (minor), 2nd Class Upper. University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana

Research Areas:

  • Sustainability science and innovative research
  • Climate change adaptation
  • Environmental governance and policy research
  • Human-environment relations
  • Integrated Coastal Zone Management
  • Aquatic Sciences

 

Research Activities

Current 

  • Digital Agricultural Services to Improve the Livelihoods of communities (DigitAL), funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Project co-lead, Dec 2019 - Dec 2020
  • CLIENT II RAIN Sustainable Technologies and Services for climate change adaptation in settlement areas threatened by floods and droughts in Ghana, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Germany, Ghana focal point,  June 2019 – May 2022
  • African Research Universities Alliance Centre of Excellence for Climate and Development, funded by the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF),  Team member,  January 2019 – ongoing
  • Enabling the Science-Policy Interface for Knowledge transfer between scientific community and policy makers for achieving SDG 11 in Ghana (ESPIK) project, INGSA Research Associates Grant Programme 2019, funded by the International Science Council (ISC) Project Lead, March – December 2019.
  • Planning for Drought (P4D) project, under the AfriAlliance Action Group, funded by the Water Environment and Business for Development, SL. Project Lead, March 2019 – March 2021,
  • Mapping marine resource conflicts across sub-Saharan Africa: patterns, drivers and solutions for coastal communities, MARICA Project, in collaboration with Wildlife Conservations Society (Kenya) and University of Wester Cape’s Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) (South Africa), led and coordinated by the Norwegian Institution for Water Research (NIVA) and funded by the Research Council of Norway. Ghana Lead, January 2019 – December 2021.
  • Standardizing City-Level Data-Gathering towards Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 11 in Africa (SCiLeD) project, in collaboration with the University of Lagos, Nigeria. Funding awarded by the International Council for Science (ICSU), the Network of African Science Academies (NASAV) and the International Social Science Council (ISSC). Ghana Lead, March 2018 – February 2020.
  • Socioecological and Livelihood Dynamics, on the Building REsilience of Lake Bosumtwi to climate change (RELAB) project, Grant administered by Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA) through the Danida Fellowship Centre (DFC), implemented by University of Energy and Natural Resources, Ghana; in partnership with University of Ghana, Ghana, Aarhus University, Denmark and UFZ Magdeburg, Germany. January Co-lead, Work-Package 5, 2018 – December 2022.

Others

  • Development Strategy for Urban Sustainability in Africa on the Basis of SDGs Interlinkage Analysis (USiA) project, in partnership with University of Malawi, Malawi and University of Cape Town, South Africa, implemented by the University of Tokyo, funded by JICA. Ghana Lead, April 2018 – March 2019.
  • Administrative support and member of research team for the Ghana component, Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR) project, under the Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA) programme, funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), February 2014 to February 2019.
  • Team lead for Work Package 6 (Positioning migration within feasible and acceptable planned and autonomous Adaptations), DEltas, vulnerability and Climate Change; Migration and Adaptation (DECCMA) project; Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA) programme, funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), February 2014 to February 2019.
  • Promoting Research into Use through Networking and Engagement (PRUNE) project, Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA) programme, funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). Administrative Lead and Team Member, January 2016 - Dec 2018.
  • Team member and co-lead for Ghana component, Early warning system for climate change (CLIM-WARN) project, Partnership between UNDP and University of Ghana, implemented by IESS, from April 2013 to April 2014
  • Team lead for Ghana case study, The political economy of climate-compatible development in three countries: Ghana, Kenya and Mozambique, Climate & Development Knowledge Network Innovation Fund, from March 2013to April 2014
  • Team Lead for Environmental Group, Creation of an Enabling Mechanism for the Nomination of Lake Bosomtwe and its Environs as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, for the UNESCO Man & The Biosphere (MAB) Program, from June 2012 to December 2013
  • Ghana Representative, Regional Steering Committee (RSC), Equatorial Africa Deposition Network (EADN), Global Environmental Facility (GEF), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the United Nations University - International Network on Water Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH), from March 2012 to March 2018
  • Team member, Ghana Coastal Management Project, Hanns Siedel Foundation and the University of Ghana, Project duration November 2011 to November 2014
  • Team lead for Ghana for project “Achieving triple wins: identifying climate smart investment strategies for the coastal zone” in four countries: Ghana, Kenya, Belize and Vietnam. Climate & Development Knowledge Network Innovation Fund. Project duration August 2011 to February 2013
  • Team member, CECAR-Africa initiative: Enhancing Resilience to Climate and Ecosystem Changes in Semi-Arid Africa: An Integrated Approach, Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development (SATREPS) funded by Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), from January 2011 to December 2016
  • Facilitation team member, Finalization of the National Climate Change Policy Framework (NCCPF) and the National Climate Change Policy (NCCP) for Ghana for the Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology, June 2010 to July 2013
  • Team member, “Diagnostic on Climate Change and Development Research in Ghana’, for the Institute of Environment and Sanitation Studies, UG, under the auspices of the national Climate change committee, Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology, Ghana. Funded by the Climate & Development Knowledge Network, March 2011.
  • Team member for Ghana, “Climate Change and Urban Agricultural Land Use Dynamics in Sub-Saharan Africa: the Case of Tamale”, an activity within the European Commission-funded project (ENV/2008/149690) ‘Understanding the Findings of the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report, Climate Change 2007 - Integrating Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in Development Planning’. Project duration from 1st May 2011 to 31st December 2012
  • Team member, WPII (ii) – Water Resources and Water Management Thematic Focus under the project Building Capacity to meet the Climate Change Challenge (B4C) – Ghana, led by the University of Ghana, funded by the Open Society Institute, February 2011 to February 2014
  • Technical Staff, Understanding the Findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report, Climate Change 2007 - Integrating Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in Development Planning, University of Ghana in collaboration with International START Secretariat, from August 2009 to August 2013.
  • Team Lead for Research component, Protecting the Marine Ecosystem and Human Health in the Gulf of Guinea from Uncontrolled Disposal of Plastics and other Municipal Solid Wastes, University of Ghana in collaboration with Africa Navy Partnership Station, NOAA, U.S. EPA and the U.S. State Department, July 2010 – May 2011
  • Team Lead for Environmental Group, Socio-economic baseline survey on the state of natural resources in the Songor Ramsar site, Ada, Greater Accra Region, for the UNESCO Man & The Biosphere (MAB) Program, from March 2010 – March 2011
  • August 2009 - August 2013: Technical Staff, Project - Understanding the Findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report, Climate Change 2007 - Integrating Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in Development Planning, University of Ghana in collaboration with International START Secretariat.
  • November 2007 - October 2008: Co-ordinator, Coastal Environmental component of Environmental Sustainability programme, The Scholar Ship Research Institute (TSSRI).

Thesis Supervision

1. PhD Environmental Science

Ongoing:

  1. Ongoing: Babson, Stephen, Assessing the interlinkages between coastal flooding and cultural ecosystems services in Ada East and West coastal districts of Ghana.
  2. Ongoing: Odoom, Ekua Semuah, Assessing the sustainability of climate smart agriculture: The case of smallholder farmers in semi-arid Ghana.
  3. Ongoing: Afful, Rose, Effectiveness of climate change adaptation strategies by rural women in the Upper West Region of Ghana: Implications on wellbeing.
  4. 2017: Larbi, Lloyd, Community stewardship and coastal ecosystem health

2. MPhil Environmental Science

  1. 2018: Churchill, Kumadey, Market systems of non-timber forest products (NTFPs) and its role in climate change adaptation – A case study of the Lawra District, Ghana.
  2. 2018: Nizeyimana, Jean Felix, Contribution of government and community to landslide risk and vulnerability reduction: a case study of Gakenke District, Rwanda
  3. 2018: Ankomah, Ekuam Bentsiwa Slim, Agricultural dependents in the Mpohor District of Ghana: The gender dimension.
  4. 2018: Seydouba, Soumah, Impact of climate variables on maize production.
  5. 2017: MPhil. Environmental Science: Suleman, Abdul-Karim, Usefulness of Vitella paradoxa services as a sustainable Livelihood adaptation strategy to climate change in Lawra district
  6. 2017: MPhil. Environmental Science: Abass, Rabiatu, The nexus between formal and informal institutions and its implications in ensuring sustainable adaptation to climate change: The case of smallholder farmers in Lawra and Nandom districts in the Upper West Region.
  7. 2016: Abu, Thelma, Climate change and water management implications for shared use of water resources in the Lawra District, Ghana.
  8. 2015: Okeke, Cheryl Chinwe Christina, Towards an ecosystem based disaster risk reduction for flood in downstream communities of the Lower Volta.
  9.  2014: Essien, John. Assessment of the safety and management of mechanized bore hole water supplied in piped scheme in the Ga East Municipality of Ghana
  10.  2014: Annorbah, Rebecca, Environmental impacts of decommissioned and active landfill site in the Accra Metropolis: A case study of the Pantang and Mallam landfill sites.

3. MPhil Climate Change and Sustainable Development

  1. 2018: Biney, Alex, The role of remittances on the adaptive capacity of smallholder farmers in Lawra District of the Upper West Region, Ghana.
  2. 2017: Deklu, Daniel, Water resources vulnerability and adaptation strategies to climate variability in peri-urban areas: A case study of Nsawam Adoagyiri, Eastern Ghana
  3. 2016: Yidana, Abass Adam, Adaptation strategies of smallholder farmers to climate variability and change in the Upper West Region of Ghana.

4. MSc. Climate Change and Sustainable Development

  1. 2014: Koranteng, Kweku Oduro, Behavioral and attitudinal differences of household income groups in determining urban solid waste management.

5. MPhil. Geography and Natural Resources

  1. 2016:: Abubakari, Rafiyatu, Gender in climate change adaptation strategies, Tolon District of Ghana.

6. MPhil. Oceanography and Fisheries

  1. 2013: Manson, Awo Akosua Boatemaa, Impacts of shoreline morphological change and sea level rise on mangroves; the case of the Keta coastal zone.
  2. 2011: Addo, Cynthia, The fisheries and primary productivity of the Keta Lagoon.
  3. 2011: Keelson, Rebecca Kyerewa, Assessment of the water quality of major coastal lagoons in Ghana.

7. BSc. Oceanography and Fisheries

  1. 2012: Jones, Frederick Ekow, Estimation of the carbon storage potential in sediments of two lagoons in Ghana.
  2. 2012: Nnoruka, Undechukwu Kenechukwu Uzoechina, Estimation of instantaneous flux at the mouth of two coastal lagoons in Ghana.
  3. 2011: Obuobi, Nathaniel, Assessing the impacts of the Pantang-Abokobi dumpsite on the sediment and water quality of the Dakrubi stream.
  4. 2011: Arthur, Rita Nana Adwoa, Analysis of the amounts and types of solid waste entering the Gulf of Guinea from Tema.
  5. 2010: Baiden, John Wilmot, Levels of trace metals and nutrients in sediments of the Mukwe Lagoon.
  6. 2010: Buabeng, Philip, Classification of Mukwe and Kpeshie Lagoon based on their trophic status.
  7. 2010: Konney, Samuel Amponsah, Nutrient concentration levels in the Mukwe Lagoon
  8. 2006: Tsagbey, Sitsofe Awo, Dynamics of litter and coliform in beach degradation at La Pleasure Beach and Korle Beach Resort, Ghana.
  9. 2006: Maale-Adjei Papa Joe, Spatial distribution in water quality analysis of nitrogen and phosphorus in the Kpeshi Lagoon, Ghana.

Publications

Book

  • Mensah, A.M., Wiafe, G., Niane, M., Agyekum, K.A., Azumah, D., Foli, B.A., Williams, I., Boakye, A.A., and Adiku., P.Y. (2016). Strategic Communication Plan for Monitoring for Environment and Security in the ECOWAS region. Digibooks Ghana Ltd: Accra
  • Gyasi, E.A., Fosu, M., Kranjac-Berisavljevic, G., Mensah, M., Obeng, F., Yiran G.A.B. & Fuseini I. (2014). Building Urban Resilience: Assessing Urban and Peri-urban Agriculture in Tamale, Ghana. [Padgham, J. and J. Jabbour, Eds.]. United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Nairobi, Kenya. ISBN: 978-92-807-3372-3 http://www.start.org/upa/tamale.pdf   
  • Mensah A. (2009). The Influence of Land use Activities on Nutrient Inputs into Upland Catchment Streams, Ghana, Ecology and Development Series No 67, Cuvillier Verlag: Göttingen. 256 pp.

 

Book chapter

  • Shaibu, M.T., Alhassan, S.I. Avornyo, F.K., Lawson, E.T., Mensah, A., & Gordon, C. (2018), Chapter 10: Perceptions and determinant of the adoption of indigenous strategies for adaptation to climate change: Evidence from smallholder livestock farmers in North-West Ghana. In Kuwornu, J.K.M. (Ed.) Climate Change and Sub-Saharan Africa: The Vulnerability and Adaptation of Food Supply Chain Actors (pp. 223-240), Vernon Press, Delaware.
  • Saito, O., Boafo, Y.A., Kranjac-Berisavljevic, G., Yeboah, R.W.N., Mensah, A., & Gordon, C. (2018) Internationalization and Localization of the Ghana Model: In Osamu Saito, O., Kranjac-Berisavljevic, G., Takeuchi, K., & Gyasi, E.A. (Eds.)  Lessons Learned, Opportunities for Upscaling, and Future Directions. Strategies for Building Resilience against Climate and Ecosystem Changes in Sub-Saharan Africa (pp 333-343). Springer, Singapore.
  • Tanner, T., Mensah, A., Lawson, E.T., Gordon, C., Godfrey-Wood, R., & Cannon, T. (2017). A Political Economy of Artisanal Fisheries and Climate Change in Ghana, In Nunan, F. (Ed.), Making Climate Compatible Development Happen (223-241), Routledge: London and New York
  • Mensah, A. & Gordon, C. (2016). Water pollution in River Basins: River Basin 3-Volta, In UNEP, A Snapshot of the World’s Water Quality: Towards a Global Assessment (pp. 59-62), United Nations Environment Programme: Nairobi.
  • Borchardt, D., Gordon, C., Alcamo, J., Dannisøe, J. G., Müller, & Mensah, A. (2016). Solutions to the Water Quality Challenge: A Preliminary Review, In UNEP, A Snapshot of the World’s Water Quality: Towards a Global Assessment (pp. 81-93), United Nations Environment Programme: Nairobi.
  • Abiye, T., Mensah, A., Pietersen, K., Businge, M., & Nyalugwe, K. (2016). Water, In UNEP, GEO6 Regional Assessment for Africa (pp. 52-72), United Nations Environment Programme: Nairobi.
  • Gordon, C., Mensah, A.M. & Nikiema, J. (2016). Water Quality and Public Health, In Williams, T.O., Mul, M.L., Biney, C.A., Smakhtin, V, (Eds.), Volta River Basin: Water for Food, Economic Growth and Environment Routledge: London.
  • Mensah, A. & Appeaning-Addo, K. (2015). Addressing the Potential Impacts of Climate Change on the Guinea Current Large Marine Ecosystem (GCLME), In Ofori-Danson, P.K., Nyarko, E., Appeaning-Addo, K., Atsu, A.K., Botwe, B.O., and Asamoah, E.K. (Eds.), Assessment and Impact of Developmental Activities on the Marine Environment and the Fisheries Resources in the Gulf Of Guinea (pp. 117-144), University of Ghana Readers: Physical and Life Sciences Series No. 2. Digibooks Ghana Ltd: Accra.
  • Gyasi, E.A., Kranjac-Berisavljevic, G., Fosu, M., Mensah, A.M., Yiran, G., & Fuseini, I. (2014). Managing Threats and Opportunities of Urbanisation for Urban and Peri-urban Agriculture in Tamale, Ghana, In Maheshwari, B., Purohit, R., Malano, H., Singh, V.P. Amerasinghe, P. (Eds.), The Security of Water, Food, Energy and Liveability of Cities, Challenges and Opportunities for Peri-Urban Futures Series: Water Science and Technology Library 71 (pp 87-100), Springer Science + Business Media: Dordrecht.
  • Ashong, S., Asomaning, W., Mensah, A., Tetteh, E., & Agyemang, D. (2014). Natural Resources, People and Livelihoods in the Songor Biosphere Reserve, In Pool-Stanvliet, R., and Clüsener-Godt, M., (Eds.), AfriMAB - Biosphere Reserves in Sub-Saharan Africa: Showcasing Sustainable Development (pp. 123-140). Department of Environmental Affairs (Republic of South Africa) and UNESCO Division of Ecological and Earth Sciences.
  • Gordon, C., Nukpezah, D., Tweneboah-Lawson, E., Ofori, B. D., Yirenya-Tawiah, D., Pabi, O., Ayivor, J. S., Koranteng, S., Darko D. & Mensah, A.M. (2012).West Africa-Water Resources Vulnerability using a Multi-Dimensional Approach: Case Study of Volta Basin, In Roger A. Pielke (Ed.), Climate Vulnerability: Understanding and Addressing Threats to Essential Resources (pp 283-309). Waltham, Massachusetts: Academic Press.

Journal articles

  • Mensah, A., Sanful, P., Agyeman, Y., Trolle, D., Nunoo, F., and Asase, A. (2019) Sustainable ecosystem services of Lake Bosumtwi, Ghana – implications for livelihoods and food security, Nature & Faune, 32(2), 58-61.
  • Abass, R., Mensah, A.M., & Fosu-Mensah, B.Y. (2018) The role of formal and informal institutions in smallholder agricultural adaptation: The case study of Lawra and Nandom Districts, Ghana, West African Journal of Applied Ecology, 26 (SI), 56-72.
  • Suckall, N., Tompkins, E.L., Nicholls, R.J., Kebede, A.S., Lázár, A.N., Hutton, C., Vincent, K., Allan, A., Chapman, A., Rahman, R., Ghosh, T., & Mensah, A. (2018). A framework for identifying and selecting long term adaptation policy directions for deltas, Science of the Total Environment, 633, 946 – 957.
  • Few, R., Morchain, D., Spear, D., Mensah, A., & Bendapudi, R. (2017) Transformation, adaptation and development: relating concepts to practice, Palgrave Communications, 3. doi: 10.1057/palcomms.2017.92
  • Ahmed, A., Lawson, E.T., Mensah, A., Gordon, C., & Padgham, J. (2016). Adaptation to climate change or non-climatic stressors in semi-arid regions? Evidence of gender differentiation in three agrarian districts of Ghana, Environmental Development, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envdev.2016.08.002.
  • Habtezion, S., Adelekan, I., Aiyede, E., Biermann, F., Fubara, M., Gordon, C., Gyekye, K., Kasimbazi, E., Kibugi, R., Lawson, E., Mensah, A., Mubaya, C., Olorunfemi, F., Paterson, A., Tadesse, D., Usman, R. & Zondervan. R. (2015). Earth System Governance in Africa: knowledge and capacity needs. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 14, 198-205. DOI:10.1016/j.cosust.2015.06.009.
  • Lawson, E.T., Gordon, C., Mensah, A., & Atipoe, E. (2015). Developing Tools for Community based Environmental Education for Migrant Children and Youth in Ghana, Journal of Education and Learning, 4(2), 6-18.
  • C., Ofori-Danson, K.P., Mensah, A., & Takyi, R., (2014). The fisheries and primary productivity of the Keta Lagoon,World Journal of Biological Research, 6(1), 15-27.
  • Manson, A.A.B., Appeaning Addo K.., & Mensah A., (2013). Impacts of shoreline morphological change and sea level rise on mangroves: the case of the Keta coastal zone, Journal of Environmental Research and Management, 4(11), 0359-0367.
  • Gordon, C., Nukpezah, D., Tweneboah-Lawson, E., Ofori, B. D., Yirenya-Tawiah, D., Pabi, O., Ayivor, J. S., Koranteng, S., Darko D. & Mensah, A.M. (2012).West Africa-Water Resources Vulnerability using a Multi-Dimensional Approach: Case Study of Volta Basin, In Pielke R.A. (Ed.), Climate Vulnerability: Understanding and Addressing Threats to Essential Resources (pp 283-309), Elsevier Inc., Academic Press.
  • Gordon, C., Jallow, A., Lawson, E.T., Ayivor, J., and Mensah, A. (2010). Food security and natural resources management: Overview on climate change implications for Africa, Nature & Faune, 25(1), 10-16.
  • Gordon, C., Tweneboah, E., Mensah, A., and Ayivor, J, (2009). The Application of the Ecosystem Approach to Mangrove Management, Nature & Faune, 24(1), 30-41.
  • Tsagbey S.A., Mensah A.M., & Nunoo F.K.E. (2007). Beach Litter and Microbial Quality of Coastal Shore Waters in Ghana – Case Study of La Pleasure Beach and Korle Beach Resort. West African Journal of Applied Ecology, 15, 13-23.

Working/Discussion Papers

  • Few, R., Bendapudi. R., Mensah, A. & Spear, D. (2016). Transformation in adaptation: learning from ASSAR’s Regional Diagnostic Studies. ASSAR Working Paper.
  • Mensah, A., Anderson, K., & Nelson, W. (2016). Review of Adaptation Related Policies in Ghana, DECCMA Working Paper, Deltas, Vulnerability and Climate Change: Migration and Adaptation, IDRC Project Number 107642. http://www.geodata.soton.ac.uk/deccma/uploadsworking_papers/DECCMA_WP6
  • Allan, A., Hissen, N.F., Ghosh, A., Samling, C.L., Tagoe, C. A., Nelson, W., Mensah, A., Salehin, M., Mondal, Md. S., & Spray, C. (2015). WP1 – Stakeholder Mapping Consolidated Fast Track. DECCMA Working Paper, Deltas, Vulnerability and Climate Change: Migration and Adaptation, IDRC Project Number 107642, http://www.geodata.soton.ac.uk/deccma/uploads_working_papers/D1_1_2_Stak.
  • Padgham, J., Abubakari, A., Ayivor, J., Dietrich, K., Fosu-Mensah, B., Gordon, C., Habtezion, S., Lawson, E., Mensah, A., Nukpezah, D., Ofori, B., Piltz, S., Sidibé, A., Sissoko, M., Totin, E., Traoré, S., Dazé, A. & Echeverría, D. (2015). Vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in semi-arid areas in West Africa. ASSAR Working Paper.
  • Tanner, T., Mensah, A., Lawson, E.T., Gordon, C., Godfrey-Wood, R., & Cannon, T. (2014). Political Economy of Climate Compatible Development: Artisanal Fisheries and Climate Change in Ghana, IDS Working Paper 446, ISBN: 978-1-78118-185-0. (Available at http://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/bitstream/handle/123456789/4120/Wp446...)
  • Tompkins, E.L., Mensah, A., King, L., Long, T.K., Lawson, E.T., Hutton, C., Hoang, V.A., Gordon, C., Fish, M., Dyer, J., & Bood, N. (2013). An investigation of the evidence of benefits from climate compatible development, Sustainability Research Institute No. 44, Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy Working Paper No. 124, SRI Papers http://www.see.leeds.ac.uk/fileadmin/Documents/research/sri/workingpaper...

Other Publications

Acknowledged Contribution to Publications

  • UNEP (2015). Early Warning as a Human Right: Building Resilience to Climate /related Hazards, http://apps.unep.org/publications/index.php?option=com_pub&task=download...
  • Africa Adaptation Programme (2011). Scoping and Impact Assessment Review Study: The Coastal Zone of Ghana, An Integrated Approach to Broadening Climate Change Adaptation into Sectoral Development, commissioned by the Ghana Environmental Protection Agency under the Africa Adaptation Programme, October 2011.
  • Government of Ghana (2015). National Climate Change Policy: Action Programme for Implementation: 2015-2020, Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), Ghana
  • Government of Ghana (2015). National Climate Change Policy, Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), Ghana
  • Government of Ghana (2010). Ghana Goes for Green Growth, National Engagement on Climate Change Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology
  • Strategic Intent Paper for the University of Ghana Strategic Plan 2011-2020, August 2010
  • UNEP, UNDP, IUCN, BMU (2010). Making the Case for Ecosystem-based Adaptation: Building Resilience to Climate Change, http://www.adaptation-undp.org/sites/default/files/downloads/2010_mt_eba...
  • Background paper, Climate Change Implications for Food Security and Natural Resource Management in Africa, for the 26th Regional Conference for Africa, in Luanda, Angola, 3rd – 7th May 2010.
  • Coastal Resources Center and Friends of the Nation. (2011). Assessment of Critical Coastal Habitats of the Western Region, Ghana. Integrated Coastal and Fisheries Governance Initiative for the Western Region of Ghana. Narragansett, RI: Coastal Resources Center, Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island. 132 pp. http://www.crc.uri.edu/download/GH2009ICM005_5081.pdf

Others (Conference proceedings, information/policy briefs, articles, etc.)

  • Mensah, A., Addoquaye-Tagoe, C., Nelson, W., & Anderson, K. (2016). National and District Level Planning Priorities in the Volta Delta, Ghana. 5th Consortium Workshop, Deltas, vulnerability and Climate Change: Migration and Adaptation (DECCMA) project, 29 August-2 September, Kolkata, India.
  • Mensah, A., Nelson, W., Addoquaye-Tagoe, C., Anderson, K., & Appeaning-Addo, K. (2016). Current adaptation and planning priorities at the district level: Volta Delta case study, Adaptation Futures 2016, 10-13 May 2016, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
  • Mensah, A. (2015) Addressing gaps in climate communication in West Africa, ASSAR Spotlight on Communication, November 2015, http://www.assar.uct.ac.za/news/addressing-gaps-climate-communication-we...
  • Mensah, A.M. (2014). Facing the Rising Tides in Ghana - Coastal Adaptation Options, IESS Information Note, University of Ghana.
  • Mensah, A.M. (2014). Do You Understand Me? - Communicating Science, IESS Information Note, University of Ghana.
  • Lawson, E.T., Gordon, C. & Mensah, A. (2013). Engaging and Empowering children and youth in the Climate Change Discourse. Experts meeting on climate change education for sustainable development in Africa. Mauritius 20-22 March 2013.
  • Lawson, E.T., Mensah, A., and Gordon, C. (2012). Policy brief - Climate Change in Relation to Migration and Global Environment, National Development Planning Commission (NDPC), Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology (MEST), the UK Foresight Programme and the Ghana office of the UK Department for International Development (DFID)
  • Gordon, C and Mensah, A. (2012). Ecosystem based Adaptation to Climate Change, Information Note 010, for the Institute for Environment and Sanitation Studies (IESS), University of Ghana
  • Mensah, A. (2012). Impacts of Sea Level Rise on Ghana’s Coast, Policy Advisory Series 04 (PSA04), for the Ghana Environmental Protection Agency, Accra
  • Climate Change Policy Brief P04, Sea Level Rise – A Peril to Ghana’s Coastline, for the Ghana Environmental Protection Agency, September 2010. Available at http://www.undp-aap.org/sites/undp-aap.org/files/PAS%204%20Coastal%20zon...
  • Gbeckor-Kove, P., Gordon, C., Mensah, A. (2010). Land Use Changes/ Land Cover Changes in a Fast Developing Urban Settlement, A Case Study of the Sakumo Ramsar Site (Accra – Ghana), sponsored by My Community, Our Earth (My COE) / SERVIR Biodiversity in Africa Program, Available at https://sites.google.com/a/aag.org/mycoe-servir.the-team/ghana
  • Mensah A. (2005). The Influence of Land Based Activities on Nutrient and Sediment Loading into Upland Catchment Streams, Ghana, LOICZ 2005, Report of LOICZ (The Land Ocean Interactions in Coastal Zone) Open Science Meeting 2005: Coasts and Coastal People – Scenarios of Change and Responses.
  • Mensah A., Tweneboah E., & Gordon C. (2004). Towards a Regional Training Partnership for Environmental Assessment and Management in West Africa, Proceedings of Workshop on “Regional Training for Environmental Assessment and Management in West Africa”, 6-7 May 2004, The Advent Press, Accra, Ghana.

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Teaching

  • ESCI 609: Water Resource Management     
  • ESSC 601: Sustainability Principles and Practices  
  • ESCI 702: Emerging Environmental Issues for the 21st Century 
  • CCSD 603: Climate Change Vulnerability, Impact & Adaptation