Benjamin Doe

Benjamin Doe
Kwame Nkrumah University Of Science and Technology | KNUST · Department of Planning

Doctor of Philosophy

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Studies on Ghana’s solid waste value chain have focused on plastic waste and e-waste with little emphasis on the coconut waste value chain as a potential for sustainable growth. This paper, therefore, focused on exploring the coconut waste value chain in Ghana and its potential to contribute to achieving a circular economy and local economic develo...
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A key contributor to the growing levels of morbidity, mortality and poverty in slum settlements has been attributed to lack of basic sanitation services. To curb this menace, various scholars suggest the delivery of affordable sanitation services. However, there appears to be a misfit between the nature of sanitation services provided and household...
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For most cities in the developing world, rapid and uncontrolled expansion at their fringes is a regular feature. In many cases these rapidly growing peri-urban areas are carved out as new local government units to function separately from the expanding city. Hence, the hitherto agricultural areas are transformed into residential and other urban use...
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Both local and foreign volunteers have been involved in community development activities in Ghana. However, there is a dearth of research on the perceived and real impacts of volunteers in delivering services, reasons for volunteering, the potential of volunteering to supplement the human and financial resources of local governments in Ghana, and t...
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Over the past two decades, Community-Based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) has been a pragmatic strategy towards universal Primary Health Care (PHC) in Ghana. However, the ability and capacity of these facilities to deliver quality primary health care remain an illusion as they are still crumbling in myriad challenges. These challenges are tra...
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Background During 2014 to 2019, the SaniPath Exposure Assessment Tool, a standardized set of methods to evaluate risk of exposure to fecal contamination in the urban environment through multiple exposure pathways, was deployed in 45 neighborhoods in ten cities, including Accra and Kumasi, Ghana; Vellore, India; Maputo, Mozambique; Siem Reap, Cambod...
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This study examines the determinants of place attachment among flood victims in the two low-income communities of Aboabo and Asawase in Kumasi, Ghana. It draws on empirical evidences from 203 households and key informants to explore the enduring communal mobilisation and social capital exhibited by victims during and after floods. The study reveals...
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Fire disasters are common in unplanned areas of African cities. In urban Ghana, recent increases in fire outbreaks from gas and petrol stations with devastating effects on adjoining land uses raise questions about the effectiveness of the current zoning regulations and land-use planning regimes. Using Tamale Metropolis, a fast growing city in north...
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Low-income households continue to live in poor quality housing coupled with overcrowding and inadequate access to basic services and infrastructure. Although efforts have been made by national governments and international development agencies to improve the quality of life of households through various slum upgrading interventions, these have not...
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Alongside efforts to improve safe management of feces along the entire sanitation chain, including after the toilet, global sanitation efforts are focusing on universal access 'basic' services: onsite facilities that safely contain excreta away from human contact. Although fecal sludge management is improving in urban areas, open drains remain a co...

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While granting rights-based access to land, such as by titling, has been advocated by several studies on African land governance as an important pathway in promoting socioeconomic gender empowerment, little is known about how different forms of access can lead to gender empowerment, especially among women. This empirical research will systematically address this gap by investigating the nature of gendered land access in Ghana and how gender differentials can be addressed in the land governance processes to influence socioeconomic empowerment. By identifying the impacts of structural and relational access mechanisms on gender empowerment, this research will assess how people perceive such impacts to their livelihoods and thus help policymakers in identifying gender considerations that should be integrated within the land governance process to achieve positive outcomes. Moreover, the study seeks to conduct a thorough review of the existing and burgeoning literature on the phenomenon. This thorough review is envisaged to lead to the publication of a scientific paper on what is known, as well as the scientific knowledge gap. This should represent an important contribution to the existing discourse on the phenomenon. The findings of the study will be made available to government agencies, international organizations, academia, and non-governmental organizations to inform policies, plans, and programs on women's access and active participation in the land governance process. Further, available data from USAID will be analyzed using the appropriate analytical tools so as to achieve the research objectives and thus unearth results that will provide evidence-based information to inform existing policy, plans, programs and projects.