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Georgette Atakorah

Phone:+233 244 632913

Home Institution

University of Ghana, Department of Geography and Resource Development, PhD. Candidate


Georgette is a PhD. candidate with an interest in sustainable cities. She is interested in the relationship between people and their environment and exploring ways this interaction would be mutually beneficial.  Her doctoral research is on Urban Sprawl and its Consequences on Sustainability. She holds an M.A in Environmental Science and Policy and has most recently served as the Regional Environmental Policy Advisor for USAID/West Africa.

Research Interests and societal interests

  • Sustainable cities
  • Climate Change (vulnerability assessment, adaptation and mitigation strategies)
  • Share my knowledge and lessons learn with relevant stakeholders for the development of society.

Expectations as a QES Scholar during the Mobility Period

It is my expectation that the mobility period will accord me the opportunity to engage with and learn from participating scholars and faculty as well as share my knowledge and ideas with them. In addition, I believe there will be practical sessions/field visits that will enable all emerging scholars to obtain hands on practical/first hand experience.  Lastly, I expect to build my knowledge in climate change and sustainable development. It will also help me develop key approaches that will be useful to my doctoral research.

The QES Project and Advancement of your Career

Participating in the QES project will enable me to develop deeper knowledge and understanding on climate change and sustainability related issues. I believe that my presentation and writing skills will be improved as well.  It will significantly contribute to the realization of my aspiration of being a thought leader in urban issues bordering on sustainable development and climate change based on my continued fascination with the dynamics relationship that exist between humans and our environment and exploring ways this interaction would be mutually beneficial. In the long term, skills obtained, lessons learned, and knowledge acquired during the program will serve as tools and skills that will boost my career and in turn offer me the opportunity to share my experiences, knowledge and innovative ideas and research with up and coming scholars, faculty, development institutions, etc.