Bakgrunn og aktiviteter

SHORT BIO.:

I am a PhD Candidate at the Department of Geography, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). My PhD is within the fields of Geographic Information Science and Natural Resource Management. Specifically, I am researching Spatial Crowdsourcing and Citizen Participation in the management of Petroleum revenue in Ghana.

I have a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Development Studies, specializing in Geography from NTNU and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography and Resource Development from the University of Ghana, Legon.

I teach parts of the following courses at the department:

 

PhD PROJECT:
Preventing the Resource Curse: A Crowdsourcing Application for the Promotion of Transparent, Effective and Accountable Natural Resource Governance in Ghana

Policymakers, academics and practitioners alike promote effective citizen participation in the management of natural resource revenues. Unfortunately, finding ways that would encourage and facilitate such engagement has been a challenge. This project seeks to develop and examine spatial crowdsourcing as a tool for citizen engagement in the management of natural resource revenues with a particular emphasis on development projects funded by oil revenues in Ghana.

 

KEYWORDS: spatial crowdsourcing, citizen science, annual budget funding account (ABFA), transparency, accountability, effective governance, natural resource management, Ghana

 

PhD SUPERVISORS: 

Professors Jan Ketil Rød and Päivi Lujala

 

PROJECTS INVOLVED IN:

Transparency, Identity, and Governance of High-value Natural Resources (TIGRe)

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Rapport/avhandling

  • Ogbe, Michael. (2015) Living under the electricity load shedding in Ghana: a case study of businesses in Accra Newtown and residences in North Legon Suburbs of Accra, Ghana. 2015.