Professor Takyiwaa Manuh

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Director – Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana

 

Selected Works

Publication

At Home in the World? International Migration and Development in Contemporary Ghana and West Africa [Conference Papers, Sub-Saharan Publishers, 2005] 

As editor

Land Registration in Eastern and Western Regions, Ghana [Academic Paper, IIED, 2005] 

Co-authored with Osman Alhassan

 

University of Ghana in 2011 as Professor of African Studies, and also served as the Director of the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, Legon (2002-2009).

She is or has been a member of several professional associations and has served on the boards of several national, continental and international organizations and committees including the Governing Council of UNESCO’s International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP), Paris; West and Central Africa Regional Advisory Council of the International Development Research Council (IDRC); the International Network on Migration and Development (INMD); the Network of Women’s Rights in Ghana (NETRIGHT); ABANTU for Development; Media Foundation for West Africa, and the Scientific Committee of CODESRIA. She is also a Commissioner of Ghana’s National Development Planning Commission (NDPC).

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Takyiwaa Manuh retired from the University of Ghana in 2011 as Professor of African Studies, and also served as the Director of the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, Legon (2002-2009).

She is or has been a member of several professional associations and has served on the boards of several national, continental and international organizations and committees including the Governing Council of UNESCO’s International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP), Paris; West and Central Africa Regional Advisory Council of the International Development Research Council (IDRC); the International Network on Migration and Development (INMD); the Network of Women’s Rights in Ghana (NETRIGHT); ABANTU for Development; Media Foundation for West Africa, and the Scientific Committee of CODESRIA. She is also a Commissioner of Ghana’s National Development Planning Commission (NDPC).

She was educated at the University of Ghana, Legon (LLB (Hons) 1974); the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, (LLM 1979) and Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA (Ph.D, Anthropology 1998). She has also practiced as a lawyer and is active in the women’s movement in Ghana.

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She was elected a Fellow of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2005 and has received a number of awards and fellowships, including the University of Ghana’s Meritorious Service Award for 2007 and the Ghana’s Order of the Volta (Officer Class) in 2007.

Her research interests are in the areas of African Development; Women’s Rights and Gender Equality in Africa; Contemporary African Migrations; and African Higher Education Systems, and she has published extensively in books, monographs and journals.

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