Amoah, John Oti

Contact Details

CEGRAD, University of Cape Coast, Cape Cape - Ghana

 

john.amoah[at]stu.ucc.edu.gh

 

+233 209010615 / +233 246943541

Institute

Institute for Development Studies

PhD Project Title

Social Protection and Rural Women’s Livelihoods Activities in the Central Region of Ghana

Abstract of PhD Thesis

The recent global crisis has heightened uncertainty in the global livelihood activities with consequences, particularly for poor households in developing countries. This partially clarifies the adoption of extensive social protection as a policy response. The certainty of social protection schemes helps households to manage risks and increase livelihood assets. Many rural women suffer discrimination, limited access to markets, appropriate technology, scarce income-earning opportunities, formal education and health services. Studies in Ghana have shown that rural workers, especially women face many challenges to achieve and maintain their livelihood. From a post structural perspective, the study will unravel the underlying conception of gender relations informing social protection interventions in the Central Region of Ghana. The Central Region is the fourth poorest in the country and the poorest region in southern Ghana or the coastal ecological zone. Empirically, the study will employ a mixed method approach in spite of the conflicting epistemological and ontological differences between the qualitative and quantitative paradigms. The reason is to answer two different types of questions that are derived from the objective of the study.

Area of Interest

Social Protection, Gender and Development, Rural Livelihoods, Environment and Development, Development Economics

Educational Background

2014

Master of Philosophy in Development Studies, University of Cape Coast-Ghana, majoring in Environment and Gender

2011

Bachelor of Arts (Social Sciences), University of Cape Coast-Ghana, majoring in Economics and Sociology

2010

Associate Chartered Energy Economist. Association of Certified Chartered

Economist (American Academy of Financial Management)

Professional Experience

2014 - 2016

Member: Labour Research Cluster, Institute for Development Studies University of Cape Coast.

2014 -

2016

Tutor for Institute for Development Studies, University of Cape Coast. Society, Culture and Environment (a course for M.A in Governance and Sustainable Development students) and Gender in labour Policy Formulation (a course for Post- Graduate Certificate in Labour Policy Studies)

2013 -

2016

Member: Research Committee, Centre for Gender Research, Advocacy and Documentation (CEGRAD), University of Cape Coast

2013 -

2014

Intern for Centre for Gender Research, Advocacy and Documentation, University of Cape Coast

2011 -

2012

Teaching Assistant for Department of Sociology, University of Cape Coast.

2008

Intern: State Protocol Office, Office of the President, Ghana

2006 -

2007

Teaching Assistant for Kay Billie Klaer Academy, Accra-Ghana

Social/Political Activities

2013 - 2014

Chairperson, Judicial Committee, Graduate Students Association of Ghana, University of Cape Coast Chapter

2013 -

2014

Member, Gender Committee, Graduate Students Association of Ghana

2013 -

2014

Member, Vetting Committee, Graduate Students Association of Ghana, University of Cape Coast Chapter

2012 -

2014

Senator, Graduate Students Association of Ghana

2012 -

2014

Senator, Graduate Students Association of Ghana, University of Cape Coast Chapter

2010 -

2011

Secretary, Finance Committee, Association of Economics Students Association, University of Cape Coast

2009 -

2010

Member of SRC General Assembly, University of Cape Coast

2009 -

2010

Member, SRC Entertainment Committee, University of Cape Coast

Awards/Scholarships

2015

PhD Scholarship – ICDD Graduate School, University of Kassel, Kassel – Germany

2015

Laureate: CODESRIA Workshop On Writing for Scholarly Publishing Kampala / Uganda

2014

International Centre for Development and Decent Work (ICDD), University of Kassel, German award for women’s rights and promotion of gender equality in rural livelihoods (Research Fellowship, ICDD 2014)

Publications

  • Amoah, J. O., (2016). ‘No Change in the Standard of Living’: Employment Outcomes for Solid Waste Management Workers in Ghana (Forthcoming)
  • Amoah, J. O., Britwum, O. A. & Essaw, D. (2015). Gender Dynamics of Solid Waste Management in Twifo-Ati Mokwa District, Ghana. (Forthcoming)
  • Avornyo, R. & Amoah, J. O., (2014). Disclosing Parental Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Status to Children in Ghana: Reasons for and against Disclosure and Effects of Decision. Advances in Applied Sociology, 4, 205-211.