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IESS Field Visit 2020

24 February 2020


Students taking turns to feed monkeys at the Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary

This year’s field visit for first year students (PhD & Masters) of the Institute has taken place with students visiting various places of environmental interest in the Volta Region. Key among the places visited include the Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary, the Kpando Torkor river port, Wli Water falls, the Kalakpa resource reserve as well as the Diamond Cement Factory in Denu and the Keta Sea Defence (KSD) Project site in Keta.

The Team also paid a courtesy call on the Kpando Municipal Assembly and the Ho Municipal Assembly where the students and research fellows engaged the Assembly on issues of municipal waste management and environmental sanitation processes and challenges in the municipality. The team held open interactions with the managers of the various facilities and areas visited to come to terms with the opportunities, operational procedures and constraints associated with the management of environmental and natural resources.

Here is a photo story summarising the activities of the field visit that took place from the 16 – 21 February 2020.

The Kpando Torkor river port is a very important inland port and landing beach along the Volta River


The Keta Sea Defense (KSD) Site



A visit to the Diamond Cement Factory located in Aflao



Students and Research Fellows at the Wli Water Fall located at Wli in the Hohoe Municipality

These field visits intend to broaden students’ understanding while exposing them to the practical environmental issues such as sanitation, pollution, land use and planning, natural resource management.