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Alexander Nii Adjei Sowah


Home Institution

University of Ghana, Institute of Statistical Social and Economic Research (ISSER), PhD Candidate


I am a Ph.D candidate at the Institute for Statistical Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghana undertaking exploring the influence of inheritance and land tenure arrangements on adaptation to climate variability impacts. He holds a Bachelor and MPhil degrees in Sociology. Reading, watching and playing football are my hobbies.

Research Interests and societal interests

My research interests span from Gender and Development, Social Exclusion, Adaptation to changing social/cultural systems and climate. This interest has been shaped and fostered by my desire to explore as well as understand how social systems, institutions and other forms of social arrangements influence gender relations and their implication on access to and control of resources.

Expectations as a QES Scholar during the Mobility Period

My immediate to short term goal during my stay in Canada is to work with mentors to better sharpen my research interests and scope as well commence the process of engaging deeply in the theoretical foundations of climate change, climate change adaptation and societal transformation. I hope that seminars and workshop will have a keen focus on such issues help me to shape my writing and conceptualization. Furthermore, it is my hope that writing workshops will be undertaken to enhance my writing especially in academic communication through publication and contribution to knowledge.

The QES Project and Advancement of your Career

I expect that the close engagement with senior scholars during the programme will continue with great enthusiasm leading to future research projects. I am hopeful the networks and contacts made will foster a long relationship of scholarship and collaboration. This applies especially to my mentors who I will work closely with to secure funding and further fellowships to undertake socially relevant research in Ghana and other parts of the world into the social implication of climate change adaptation. I also look forward to working with fellow recipients of the fellowship as part of a network of friends and academics breaking grounds in climate change and socially transforming research to benefit other young scholars.