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Daniel K B Inkoom

Daniel K B Inkoom
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Kumasi and the University of the Witwatersrand

MSc; Dr. rer. pol

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Introduction
Professor of Planning, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, (KNUST) Kumasi, Ghana. Organization Development (OD) and M&E practitioner and Visiting Associate Professor at the School of Architecture and Planning, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Publications (78)
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While a plethora of studies have shown that slum settlements are the commonest choice of residence for low-income migrants in cities, little is known about the peri-urban landscape as host settlements for low-income migrants. This study aims to explore the context, motivation and outcomes of migrant settlements in peri-urban areas in Ghana. Using a...
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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's recent projections indicates that sensitivity to climate risks is likely to increase in the coming decades, with more erratic rainfall, prolonged dry periods, shorter growing seasons, and seed germination failures. The impacts of these risks on food, nutrition, and seed security among smallholder hous...
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A dual land administration system in Ghana necessitates the adoption of hybrid and locally adaptive planning practices. However, whilst the scholarly discourse on hybrid planning is burgeoning, its implications for sustainable urban development are limited. Using qualitative case studies of data collected from interviews and focus group discussions...
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This paper examines urban planners' perspectives on the e-waste conundrum and corresponding urban planning response towards promoting e-waste inclusivity and managing associated impacts. The paper is based on an extensive review of nine urban planning documents and interviews with fie environment and/or e-waste related institutions and informal e-w...
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This paper discusses the challenges of climate proofing local development plans from the adverse impacts of climate change for sustainable development in Ghana. It argues that climate change impacts affect development interventions and adversely affect economic development and poverty reduction efforts. Consequently, there is a growing concern for...
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The paper uses a range of sustainability-measuring indicators to define and measure sustainable energy in a rural context. The use of fuel wood and charcoal in rural areas has consequences on the environment and human health and ultimately, climate change. Fuel wood and charcoal consumption for example pose threats in through carbon emissions. Thou...
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This paper applies a cross-sectional and prospective study designs to explore the nexus between energy forms in rural areas in Ghana and prevailing climate change impact indicators. The results indicate that rural energy forms in Ghana are mainly fuel wood and charcoal, with limited number of modern energy forms. These dominant energy forms affect...
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This study used an eclectic multiple-case design to explore what drives three large-scale mining companies’ involvement in CSR-mediated development activities, and their philosophical underpinning. The research discovered that although there were nuances between cases in the order in which they rated the strength of 11 potential drivers of CSR, eig...
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To date, understandings of flood vulnerability in African cities have been conceptually and practically limited. A dominant focus on the geophysical and biophysical causes of flood events restricts the analyses to the source of flood events and does not pay critical attention to the internal actors, dynamics and processes of informal urbanisation w...
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One of the most convincing arguments given for decentralisation is that it makes governments more accountable and responsive to the governed. Apart from creating opportunities for greater participation of local people, it is also said to enhance the management of local resources. Successful decentralisation therefore is closely related to how well...
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This paper examines the multiple processes that shape the use of agrochemicals and wastewater irrigation in Ghanaian urban agriculture. It further explores whether and how these processes present bodily health challenges for women and men farmers. Qualitative fieldwork was conducted in Ashaiman, a municipal area located about 30 km north-east of Ac...
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There are several arguments that in sub-Saharan Africa urgent reforms are needed in local government for citizens to experience the benefits of development. This chapter examines how Ghana, Malawi and Tanzania have decentralized their health care delivery systems. Using a secondary literature approach, the study found out that in spite of the progr...
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This book analyzes decentralisation, regional development paths and success factors in different governance sectors in Ghana, the Philippines, Tanzania and Chile, and discuss overarching aspects of relevance. Decentralisation, which refers to the delegation of administrative responsibilities, political decision-making and fiscal powers to lower lev...
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Physical planning is influenced by a number of variables. The key among these in the Ghanaian context is the system of land governance. This paper attempts to examine the extent to which the decentralised planning system of Ghana is capable of addressing the challenges facing mid-sized cities, particularly under the reformed land governance system....
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Analysis of ideas and discourses of actors and stakeholders make political scientists understand how ideas and discourses are put across and defended in national policy debate. Stakeholders’ debate at different levels on ideas and issues of local and global concern, ranging from good forest management practices to nature conservation and forest pol...
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This study examines how a group of informal woodworkers contested state-led relocation from their workplace in the neighbourhood of Anloga, in the city of Kumasi in southern Ghana. Since at least the early 1980s, the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) has made several attempts to relocate about 4,500 informal woodworkers operating in Anloga, a subu...
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Energy, of all kinds, stimulates the quality of rural life and it is an integral part in driving sustainable development. In most rural areas, and especially in Sub-Sahara Africa, the dominant energy used is wood-based biomass. This dominance in rural communities has created the concern towards its sustainability for rural life. With the rise of th...
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This narrative of governance and land issues in Mpasatia, a small traditional town in the Ashanti region of, Ghana focuses on the first “modern” plot sub-division project in the town, initiated in 1993. Land has always been a subject of interest in Ghana due to the belief that it belongs to three sets of people, namely the ancestors, those living n...
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After more than two decades of implementation, there are still debates raging on the nature, processes, financing and operationalization of the decentralization system in Ghana. Daniel Kweku Baah Inkoom looks at the legal, administrative, financial and human resource constraints.
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Climate change and poverty debates are gaining center-stage in the world, especially in developing countries like Ghana. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) defines climate change as a change of climate which is attributed directly or indirectly to human activity that alters the composition of the global atmosphere, a...
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The paper is based on field visits to community projects in Thailand as part of the learning processes of community initiatives and democratisation of planning practices at the community level. The principal objective of these studies is to analyse the mechanisms that communities use to initiate, implement, and manage community projects on a sustai...
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Ghana's transition to democratic and decentralised governance has profoundly altered the context for community action in urban services upgrading. In this article, variations in the way communities have managed to grasp new opportunities are discussed and related to the concept of social capital. Attention is given to the roles of local leaders, le...
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Tawiah Nerquaye-Tetteh (2003). Local governance, civil society, and partnerships: community action in neighbourhood service upgrading in Kumasi, Ghana. Amsterdam, AGIDS/UvA.
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This case study is a contribution to the Global Report on Human Settlements 2009 chapter on planning education with the objective of assessing the capacity of planning education to respond to the changing needs of the country. The paper discusses the origins of planning education in Ghana and the various theoretical debates that have shaped plannin...

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To understand the spatially and temporary climate change impacts on food systems.