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William Kwadwo Dumenu

 

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William Kwadwo Dumenu
PhD Environmental Economics and Resource Management
University of Freiburg, Germany

phone: +49 (0)761 203-3782
william.dumenu@ere.uni-freiburg.de
Room: 02013a

 

Biography

William is a PhD student at the Chair of Environmental Economics and Resource Management, University of Freiburg, Germany. Before joining the group, I worked and continue to work as a research scientist at CSIR-Forestry Research Institute of Ghana in the field of forest policy, governance and livelihoods. I received MSc degree in Forest Ecology and Management from the University of Freiburg, Germany. Over the years, William has led and participated in research projects and consultancy services on benefit sharing, REDD+ and economic valuation of ecosystem services supported by and for organizations such as IUCN, ICRAF, WWF, DANIDA, and the Government of Ghana.

My main research interest is in natural resources governance and economics with a particular focus on the interconnections of economics, policy and practice, ecological and environmental economics, biodiversity and ecosystem services’ sustainability under risk and uncertain.

Thus, my PhD research is concerned with the assessment of risk management function and economic insurance value of on-farm biodiversity in sustainable cocoa production under climate change uncertainty and risk. The study uses ecological economic model in assessing the resilience of cocoa agroforestry system under climate change uncertainty and risk. The study has relevant implications for the devising and adoption of effective approach to cocoa production that is ecologically and economically sustainable.

 

Education

2017- to date PhD in Environmental Economics and Resource Management
University of Freiburg, Germany
2010 MSc Forest Ecology and Management
University of Freiburg, Germany 
2006 BSc Natural Resources Management, Kwame Nkrumah
University of Sci and Tech, Ghana

 

Work Experience

12/2010- to date Research Scientist, CSIR-Forestry Research Institute of Ghana
05/2016- 12/2016 Research Assistant, University of Freiburg, Germany
01/2007- 12/2010 Assistant Research Scientist, CSIR-Forestry Research Institute of Ghana

 

Research Intersts

  • Ecological and environmental economics
  • Biodiversity and ecosystem services’ sustainability under risk and uncertainty
  • Interconnections of economics, policy and practice
  • Forest policy, governance and livelihood

 

Selected Publications 

  • Dumenu, W.K. & Bandoh, W.N. 2016. Situation analysis of African Rosewood (Pterocarpus erinaceus) in Ghana: Evidence of unsustainable exploitation? Ghana Journal of Forestry (In press).
  • Dumenu, W.K. & Obeng, E.A. 2016. Climate change and rural communities in Ghana: Social vulnerability, impacts, adaptations and policy implications. Environ. Sci. and Policy 55 (2016) 208-217.  Link
  • Foli E.G & Dumenu, W.K. 2016. Synthesis of benefit sharing discourses in Ghana and proposals for a REDD+ benefit sharing mechanisms. CSIR-FORIG/IUCN.
  • Marfo, E., Bosu, P., Dumenu, W. K., Nutakor, E., Samar, S.B, Agyei, F. K., Appiah, D. O. & Appiah, N. 2015. Impact Assessment of the EU Chainsaw Milling Project in Ghana, Tropenbos International, Wageningen, the Netherlands, 82pp.
  • Foli E.G & Dumenu, W.K. 2015. Assessing options for benefit sharing mechanisms for REDD+ implementation in Ghana. CSIR-FORIG/IUCN.
  • Dumenu, W.K., Kyereh, B. & Pelz, D.R. 2014. Toward equitable benefit sharing mechanism for Ghana's off-reserve timber resources: Stakeholders perception. Ghana Journal of Forestry. Ghana Journal of Forestry 30 (1): 16-33.
  • Dumenu, W.K., Derky, M.A., Samar, B.S., Oduro, K.A., Mensah, J.C., Pentsil, S.A, Nutakor, N. E., Foli, E.G. & Obeng, E.A. 2014. Benefit sharing mechanisms for REDD+ in Ghana. Ghana Forestry Commission, Ghana.
  • Dumenu, W.K. 2014. Situation analysis of Pterocarpus erinaceus (Rosewood) in Ghana: Evidence of unsustainable exploitation? First National Forestry Conference: The contribution of forest to Ghana’s economic development. 16-18 September, 2014. Kumasi, Ghana.
  • Dumenu, W.K. 2014. Climate change and rural communities in Ghana: Social vulnerability, impacts, adaptations and policy implications. First National Forestry Conference: The contribution of forest to Ghana’s economic development. 16-18 September, 2014. Kumasi, Ghana.
  • Dumenu, W.K. 2013. What are we missing? Economic value of an urban forest in Ghana. Ecosystem Services Vol. 5, 137–142. Link
  • Dumenu, W.K., Obeng, A.E., Samar, B.S., Asiedu-Opoku, E. & Owusu-Sekyere, E. 2013. Understanding the dynamics of climate change impact on forest dependent livelihoods in rural Ghana. In: Leal Filho, W. (ed.) Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. pp 411-424.
  • Acquah, S.B., Pentsil, S., Appiah, N., Dumenu, W.K. & Darimani, B. 2013. Technologies for forest management, utilization and development. CSIR-Forestry Research Institute of Ghana, Kumasi, Ghana, ISBN 9988-7943-6-3, xi+ 34pp.
  • Dumenu, W.K. 2012. Rethinking benefit sharing for sustainability of Ghana's off-reserve timber resources. IUFRO/FORNESSA Conference: Forest and Trees: Serving the People of Africa. 25-29 June, 2012. Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Oduro, K.A., Foli, E.G. & Dumenu, W.K. 2011. Management for sustainable forestry in other tropical countries: Ghana. In: Werger, Marinus J.A. (ed.). Sustainable Management of Tropical Rainforests: the CELOS Management System. Tropenbos International, Paramaribo, Suriname. pp. 242-254.
  • Dumenu, W.K., Obeng, A.E., Samar, B.S., Asiedu-Opoku, E. & Owusu-Sekyere, E. 2011. Understanding the dynamics of climate change impact on forest dependent livelihoods in rural Ghana: Implication for climate change resilient policy. Conference: Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management, 7-12 November, 2011. KLIMA 2011, Hamburg, Germany.

 

Awards/Fellowships/Scholarships

01 – 19 June, 2015 German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) scholarship
to attend summer school on ‘Integrated land use systems’. University of Freiburg, Germany.
09 June – 21 July 2012 European Forest Institute (EFI) fellowship
to attend short course on ‘Improving Forest Governance’. University of Wolverhampton, UK.
21 – 29 June, 2012 IUFRO-SPDC grant
to attend IUFRO-FORNESSA Regional Congress and participate in training workshop. Nairobi, Kenya.
21 – 29 June, 2012 German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
scholarship to attend ‘International food security, natural resources management and rural development’. Bonn, Germany.
09/2008- 10/2010 Tropenbos-International, Ghana scholarship
to undertake master’s study at University of Freiburg, Germany.

 

Professional Activities

  • Reviewer: Ghana Journal of Forestry

 

 

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