The geography department is hosting Dr. Issaka Kanton Osamuna, a visiting Fulbright Scholar from Ghana. You are invited to attend a presentation "Are Metropolitan Landfills in the Developing World a Blessing or a Curse? Urban Solid Waste Management in Ghana" by Dr. Osumanu, Thursday, November 14, in Dean 102, at 3:00PM. Please see the attached flier.
Dr. Issaka Kanton Osumanu is the Head of the Department of Environment and Resource Studies of the University for Development Studies, Ghana. He is also a Senior Lecturer of Environmental and Resource Studies. Dr. Osumanu has also held visiting appointments and research affiliations at the University of Ghana and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI).
Dr. Osumanu has an undergraduate degree in Geography and Resource Development with Archaeology from the University of Ghana and PhD in Geography and Resource Development from the same university. His research spans the boundaries of geography, environment and development studies. His current research project include: studies of household environments and health in major Ghanaian cities; climate variations and natural resources in Northern Ghana; the political ecology of environmental degradation in Ghana; enhancing the capabilities of the most vulnerable (communities) to cope with variations in climate; and a project on environmental change and human security in Northern Ghana.
In recent years Dr. Osumanu has presented papers at major international conferences including the African Studies Association Conference, Endogenous Development African Regional Conference, the African Sustainable Development Conference, and the Conference of the International Geographical Union.