Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research, University of Ghana
Clement Ahiadeke is Professor and former Director of the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) at the University of Ghana, Legon.His research interests include reproductive health, maternal and child nutrition studies, family planning program monitoring and evaluation, HIV/AIDS program monitoring and evaluation, design of baseline surveys and the general application of demographic processes to constructing poverty indicators.He also enjoys designing large-scale and complex surveys and has a special competence in the analysis of large scale and complex data sets.
Department of International Relations, University of the Witwatersrand
Prof Alence holds AM and PhD degrees in political science from Stanford University. His main interests are in the areas of political economy, African development, and quantitative research methods. His PhD was awarded the American Political Science Association’s prize for best thesis in political economy. At Wits since 2002, he has supervised two PhD theses and sixteen MA research reports, including nine distinctions and two winners of the School of Social Sciences postgraduate research prize. While on sabbatical during the 2008-2009 academic year, he was Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he continues to serve on the advisory committee of the African Social Research Initiative. As part of that initiative, he has taught several short courses in quantitative research in Ghana. Before coming to Wits, he held positions at the University of the Western Cape and at the Human Sciences Research Council, and he spent one year as a Fulbright researcher at the University of Ghana’s Legon Centre for International Affairs.
Population Studies, University of Cape Coast
The Department of Population and Health at the University of Cape Coast in Ghana provides both undergraduate and graduate level training aimed at developing the next generation of Ghanaians in population, social dimensions of health, and development. The program is dynamic by design, and gives its students training to address current challenges in population, health, and development.
The Department offers M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. programs in Population and Health. Top performing M.Phil. students can be tracked into the Ph.D. program. Linkages with Ghanaian field research sites give the students opportunities to engage with real population data highly relevant for their training and for future careers in research, policy, and development programming. Program faculty currently engage in research on adolescent reproductive health, the social dimensions of HIV/AIDS infection, and issues associated with population and the environment.
The West Africa Resilience Innovation Lab (WA RILab), University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana
Dennis Chirawurah is Lecturer at the University for Development Studies and Director of the West Africa RILab. The West Africa Resilience Innovation Lab is one of the four Sub-regional labs of the ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) located at the University for Development Studies, School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Tamale, Ghana. The WA RILab thematic focus is Rapid Urbanization, Climate Change and Food Security.
School of Public Health, University of Ghana
Phyllis Dako-Gyeke teaches and conducts social science research on gender, sex, maternal health and HIV and AIDS within developing world contexts. Her current research projects include a study on health seeking patterns of pregnant women within the Ga East Municipality in Accra. She is also involved in a study that is looking at health inequities across Ghana. Trained as a Communications scholar, with specialization in Health Communication, Phyllis has studied HIV and AIDS media campaign messages within developing world contexts. She has also done work on sex and gender disparities evident in ART utilization as well as HIV testing in Ghana. She is currently a member of the School of Public Health team that collaborates with other institutions to provide training for HIV and AIDS Monitoring and Evaluation professionals in Ghana. Dr. Dako-Gyeke is also a member of the SHAPEin research network that seeks to promote health and participation through research.
School of Economics, University of Cape Town
Murray Leibbrandt is a Professor in the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town and the Director of the Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit (SALDRU). He holds the DST-NRF National Research Chair of Poverty and Inequality Research and I am an IZA Research Fellow.
He has been the PI of South Africa’s national household panel survey, the National Income Dynamics Study (NIDS), since 2007. In 2013, I was appointed as the Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Poverty and Inequality Initiative at UCT.
His research focuses on South African poverty, inequality and labour market dynamics using survey data and, in particular, panel data.
Department of Economics and Vice-Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ghana
Abena D. Oduro is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Economics and the Vice Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Ghana. She teaches courses in macroeconomics and international economics. Her research focuses on trade policy, poverty dynamics and gender and asset ownership. She has published articles in professional journals such as World Development and the African Development Review as well as chapters in books. She has co-authored a monograph on Gender and Asset Ownership in Ghana. She is on the Editorial Board of Feminist Economics. Abena Oduro has an M.A. (Hons.) in Economics and Geography and M. Litt in Economics from the University of Glasgow, Scotland. She is a member of the African Economic Research Consortium, American Economic Association and the International Association for Feminist Economics.
School of Economic & Business Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
Professor Dorrit (Dori) Posel’s areas of specialization include marriage, migration, labor, household behavior, subjective indicators of well-being, and household survey design and analysis. She has published widely on research relating to marriage, labour migration and remittance behavior, changes in labor force participation and employment, the determinants of earnings, and poverty and subjective well-being. Dori holds a PhD in economics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She has been the recipient of numerous research awards and fellowships, including the Vice-Chancellors Research Award in 2005.