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J.J. (Jane) Aggrey MSc

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
GPIO : Governance and Inclusive Development

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
Postal address
  • Postbus 15629
    1001 NC Amsterdam
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  • Personal Profile

    I am a Ghanaian with a BSc degree in Natural Resources Management from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana. I also hold an MSc degree in Natural Resources  from University of Greenwich, UK where I specialised in Sustainable Environmental Management.  Currently am PhD candidate with the Governance and Inclusive Development group of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. I have a year's experience in supporting teaching and learning and seven years's working experience in natural resources policy formulation, conservation and communication. I aim to contribute effectively to sustainable environmental systems and processes for sustainable human development. I am a member of the Ghana Institute of Foresters. My areas of interest are natural resource policy formulation and evaluation, environmental management and communication.

  • Research

    Research projects 

    - MSc (2007-2008): A comparative review of Ghana’s Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations (thesis). A policy review of Ghana’s Environmental Impact Regulations, 1999, through a comparative analysis with the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Regulation) (England and Wales) Regulations, 1999, based on the general operating and basic guiding principles for best practice in the environmental impact assessment process.

    Funded by the British Government through its Department for International Development.

    - PhD (2017-2021): Reconciling Artisanal/Small-Scale Mining and Food Production in Multi-Functional Landscapes: A Case Study in Ghana. The research  takes a three-pronged approach towards the analysis of the mining-farming nexus, combining livelihood analysis at smallholder level (the smallholder perspective) with an analysis of spatial effects at landscape level (the landscape perspective) and a review of institutional arrangements to find entry points for ILG of the nexus (the governance perspective) with a view to generating in-depth knowledge on integrated landscape governance of the mining farming nexus.Research methods include participatory mapping, institutional and houshold surveys, Remote sensing and Geographic Infomation System.

    Funded by Nuffic, the Dutch organisation for internationalisation in education.

  • Publications


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