Frank Mintah

PhD Student

Unit Landsysteme und Nachhaltige Ressourcennutzung

Telefon
+41 31 684 59 09
E-Mail
frank.mintah@giub.unibe.ch
Büro
108
Postadresse
Universität Bern
Geographisches Institut
Hallerstrasse 12
CH-3012 Bern

Frank Mintah is a PhD Researcher at the Institute of Geography, University of Bern, Switzerland. He holds a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) degree in Planning (Urban planning and Land Governance) from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Ghana, with an extended research stay at the Chair of Land Management, Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany.

He comes on board with relevant research and field experience in land management, land policy and governance. As a researcher on the “SustainForests” Project, his research specifically focuses on: Governance arrangements that work for sustainable forest use and management in agricultural landscapes of West Africa.

Tropical forest patches under pressure: dynamics, functions and sustainable management in agricultural landscapes of the West African forest and savannah zones (SUSTAINFORESTS)

Governance arrangements that work for sustainable forest use and management in agricultural landscapes of West Africa.

Mintah, F., Amoako, C., & Adarkwa, K.K. (2021). The fate of urban wetlands in Kumasi: An analysis of customary governance and spatio-temporal changes. Land Use Policy 111, 105787. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2021.105787

Kankam Kusi, N., Mintah, F., Nyame V., Chigbu, U.E., Mabakeng, M.R, Owusu Ansah, B., & Dachaga W. (2022). Discourse on women and land tenure in Ghana: Does a matrilineal land tenure system make a difference for women? In U.E. Chigbu (Ed.):  Land Governance and Gender: The Tenure-Gender Nexus in Land Management and Land Policy. Oxfordshire, UK: CAB International,129-142. DOI: 10.1079/9781789247664.0011

 

Education

01/2022 to present | PhD Geography and Sustainable Development | University of Bern, Switzerland

09/2017 to 10/2019 | Master of Philosophy (MPhil) Planning (Urban Planning and Land Governance) | Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana.

10/2018 to 02/2019 | Research Residency (Land Management and Governance) | Technical University of Munich (TUM), Munich, Germany.

09/2012 to 06/2016 | BSc. Human Settlement Planning (Urban & Rural Planning) | Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana.

 

Work Experience

01/2020 to 11/2021 | Research Assistant. Department of Planning, KNUST, Ghana.

10/2017 to 11/2019 | Research Assistant. Network of Excellence on Land Governance in Africa (NELGA), Department of Planning, KNUST, Ghana.

09/2016 to 08/2017 | Teaching and Research Assistant. Department of Planning, KNUST, Ghana.

 

Scholarships and Awards

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Research Scholarship. Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany.

DAAD-NELGA In-country/In-region Scholarship. Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana.

 

Networks and Affiliations

Global Land Programme

Network of Excellence on Land Governance in Africa (NELGA)

DAAD-Ghana Alumni network

Community for Forest and Landscape Restoration