Edna Agyepong

Research themes
  • Agriculture, land use, climate change
Research countries
  • Ghana

2009 - 2011: MSc. Regional Development Planning and Management - TU Dortmund and Universidad Austral de Chile

2003 - 2007: BSc. Planning - Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology


Regional Development Planning and Management, Institutional Development, Community Relations etc.

Thesis title

Land scarcity and societal transformation around Ghana's Bui Dam: Polyrational social constructions and access in contested spaces

Thesis abstract

The research focuses on the implications of large dams on the livelihoods of affected communities. It relies on the burgeoning concept of the social construction of land scarcity to ascertain the impacts of Ghana's Bui Dam on societal transformation. To this end, it adopts Situational Analysis in the interpretive turn as a methodological approach and multiple qualitative instruments for data collection and analysis.


Doctoral research funded by

BMZ via DAAD; Foundation fiat panis

Supervisors of
doctoral work

Prof. Dr. Sabine Tröger, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science, University of Bonn

Prof. Dr. Patrick Sakdapolrak, Institut für Geographie und Regionalforschung, University of Vienna

Advisor at ZEF

Dr. Wolfram Laube


Edna Agyepong.  2013.  Securing land tenure in ethnically-diverse societies - A comparative study of the laws and land policies of Chile and Ghana.  SPRING Research Series. Germany.

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Edna Agyepong

Junior Researcher

Department :
ZEF A: Department of Political and Cultural Change