MRP MENTEES PUBLICATIONS

Hydrological responses to climate and land use changes: The paradox of regional and local climate effect in the Pra River Basin of Ghana

By Bessah, E, Raji, A.O., Taiwo, O.J., Agodzo, S.K., Ololade, O.O. and Strapasson, A

Publications 2020 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejrh.2019.100654

The study modelled the changes in water yield using regional, sub-regional and local climate conditions from modelling outputs at spatial resolutions of 44 km, 12 km and 0.002 km respectively to drive the Integrated Valuation of Ecosystem Services and Trade-offs model at three time periods of land use land cover[...] Read More


Gender-based variations in the perception of climate change impact, vulnerability and adaptation strategies in the Pra River Basin of Ghana

By Bessah, E., Raji, A.O., Taiwo, O.J., Agodzo, S.K., Ololade, O.O., Strapasson, A. and Donkor, E

Publications 2021 https://doi.org/10.1108/IJCCSM-02-2020-0018

This study aims to assess gender-based differences on farmers’ perception of impacts and vulnerability to climate change and the implementation of adaptation strategies in the Pra River Basin of Ghana, while also providing lessons for other Sub-Saharan nations and regions with similar conditions. The study used semi-structured interviews and questionnaires[...] Read More


Determinants of Maize Farmers’ Access to Climate Information Services in Ghana

By Bessah, E., Donkor, E., Raji, A.O., Taiwo, O.J., Agodzo, S.K., Ololade, O.O. and Strapasson, A.

Publications 2020 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-22759-3_316-1

Agriculture plays a central role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Ghana. However, climate change impacts may reduce the potential of agriculture to achieve SDGs, given that the agricultural sector in Ghana is heavily dependent on rainfall and prevailed by smallholder farmers, with limited access to agronomical assistance[...] Read More


Environmental and social impact assessment procedural steps that underpin conflict identification: Reference to renewable energy resource development in Kenya

By Omenge, P.M., Obwoyere, G.O., Eshiamwata, G.W., Makindi, S.M. and Nathwani, J

Publications 2020 https://doi.org/10.2495/EQ-V5-N2-157-174

Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) is a tool for an integrated assessment of multifac- eted impacts of a proposed project. ESIA can identify areas of potential conflicts and prevent conflicts from occurring early through appropriate mitigation measures. This notwithstanding, conflicts and public opposition arising from implementation of proposed projects[...] Read More


Pasture enclosures increase soil carbon dioxide flux rate in Semiarid Rangeland, Kenya

By Oduor, C.O., Karanja, N., Onwong’a, R., Mureithi, S., Pelster, D. and Nyberg, G

Publications 2018 https://doi.org/10.1186/s13021-018-0114-4

Pasture enclosures play an important role in rehabilitating the degraded soils and vegetation, and may also influence the emission of key greenhouse gasses (GHGs) from the soil. However, no study in East Africa and in Kenya has conducted direct measurements of GHG fluxes following the restoration of degraded communal grazing[...] Read More


An exploration of the factors that determine the gendered adaptation to climate variability in Kilosa District, Tanzania

By Zakayo, R., Madaha, R.M., Mahonge, C. and Bryant, C.R.

Publications 2021

Adaptation is reflected as a suitable response to climate variability, particularly for smallholder farmers. Yet, adaptation by women and men farmers may be influenced by different factors that are not well understood. That is, there is a gender dimension to the choice of an adaptation strategy to climate variability. The[...] Read More


Real-Time Quantitative Assessment of Transport Induced Greenhouse Gases Emissions Profile in Lagos, Nigeria.

By Okafor, C.L., Ahove, M.A ., Odewumi, S.G., MacCracken, M. and Odesanya, B 2021

Publications 2021 https://doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-668130/v1

Over the years, scientists have established that when fossil fuels are burnt, the resultant effect is pollution of the ambient air with pollutants such as carbon monoxide (CO), methane (CH4), oxides of nitrogen (NOX), oxides of sulfur (SOX), volatile organic hydrocarbons and particulate matter and atmospheric greenhouse gases such as[...] Read More


Potential of meeting electricity needs of off-grid community with mini-grid solar systems

By Asuamah, E.Y., Gyamfi, S. and Dagoumas, A

Publications 2021 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sciaf.2020.e00675

The abundance of renewable energy in Ghana can play an important role in the rural electrification program rolled out by the Government of Ghana to promote energy that everyone can assess for improved living standards. It has the potential to meet the objectives of the energy sector which include; 10%[...] Read More


Integrated development planning and related financing practice: a comparison case study of Zambia and South Africa

By Banda, B., Van Niekerk, D., Nemakonde, L. and Granvorka, C

Publications 2020 https://doi.org/10.10520/EJC-1f3c9c3692

Evidence suggests that the Zambian government has adapted its developmental local government, Integrated Development Planning process and policy, partly modelled after the South African one. This paper investigates the policy convergence, divergence, synergies, and disparities between these two models to contribute to the improvement of the Zambian Integrated Development Planning[...] Read More


Integrated development planning in Zambia: Ideological lens, theoretical underpinnings, current practices, views of the planners

By Banda, B., van Niekerk, D., Nemakonde, L. and Granvorka, C

Publications 2021 https://doi.org/10.1080/0376835X.2020.1868289

Three years after promulgating the Urban and Regional Planning Act (3 of 2015), municipalities in Zambia are still struggling to formulate Integrated Development Plans (IDPs). Based on documents review and interviews with 81 key informants, purposefully and snowballing selected, this paper documents the theoretical underpinnings, historic perspectives, current practices and[...] Read More


Dynamic assessment of flood inundation based on a spatiotemporal hydrological model feed by a dynamic representation of human activities

By Prudence Aka, K. and Corzo P, GA,

Publications 2020

Floods are one of the most recurrent and damaging natural disasters in cities in developing countries today. The city of Abidjan (economic capital of Côte d'Ivoire) is not immune to these disasters. Indeed, according to the ONPC (2014), floods have killed an average of 13 people each year since 2009.[...] Read More


Factors characterising energy security in West Africa: An integrative review of the literature.

By Ofosu-Peasah, G., Antwi, E.O. and Blyth, W

Publications 2021 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2021.111259

The purpose of the study is to characterise energy security in West Africa in a holistic manner rather than a specific element of energy security. Additionally, this study samples studies from West Africa for concluding rather than studies that predominate the Global North. Guided by the literature from the Global[...] Read More