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Yaw Agyeman Boafo

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University of Ghana, Centre for Climate Change and Sustainability Studies, Research Fellow


Yaw Agyeman Boafo holds a PhD in Sustainability Science from United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan and is currently engaged as a Research Fellow at the University of Ghana. Prior to this position, Yaw worked as a Project Researcher with the Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science, The University of Tokyo.

Research Interests and societal interests

  • Climate Change Adaptation and Sustainability Science (theories, concepts, practice)
  • Biodiversity and Ecosystems Assessment, Farming Systems and Food security
  • Socio-ecological Systems Vulnerability and Resilience
  • Participatory Research

Expectations as a QES Scholar during the Mobility Period

As a QES Scholar during the Mobility Period, I expect to deepen my understanding of relevant and state of the art knowledge on climate change as both challenge and opportunity for sustainable development. I also expect the QES Program to equip me and enhance my leadership skills, confidence to express myself to people, and improve my research and teaching skills. I also expect the Program to provide me with the opportunity to network and form future partnerships and networks to collaboratively contribute to addressing sustainable development challenges in Ghana, Africa and beyond.

The QES Project and Advancement of your Career

I aspire to personally contribute to sustainable transformation by working with students and local communities to develop and implement innovative and place-based solutions. Combining my academic background and experiential learning during the QES Program will be a great opportunity to help develop transformational solutions to local and global sustainability challenges. As an ambitious young researcher in climate change and sustainability science, I am aware that the discipline is still evolving, and understanding is low. The QES Program therefore meshes perfectly with my career goal of imbibing knowledge needed for sustainable societal transformation.