Joshua AmponsemUnited Nations University (UNU) | UNU · Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)
Master of Science
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Citations since 2017
4 Research Items
Joshua Amponsem is currently completing his MSc in Geography of Environmental Risks and Human Security with the United Nations University (UNU-EHS) in Bonn, Germany. Joshua is practically focused on the role of youth and indigenous knowledge in Climate Change Adaptation (esp. Ecosystem-based Adaptation), Disaster Risk Reduction (Eco-DRR) and Vulnerability Reduction (Resilience Building). His interests are community-based and youth-led project development and implementation. He is also the Executive Director of the Green Africa Youth Organization - a gender-balanced youth environmental group working to build the capacity of the youth on climate change, disaster risk reduction and sustainability in Africa.
November 2019 - December 2020
The Pollination Project
October 2019 - March 2020
Center for Development Research
- Research Assistant
October 2018 - October 2020
The paper is written at a time where young people are taking matters into their own hands and climate adaptation has become a necessity. The paper uncovers that institutional barriers and capacity challenges are the main drawbacks for effective youth engagement in climate adaptation across the globe. Through a consultative process with youth organi...
The presence of heavy metals in soils, surface water and groundwater has become one of the major environmental worries, globally. Heavy metals in soils accumulate in food crops during cultivation. When ingested, heavy metals such as, Lead, Copper and Zinc causes damage of the kidney, brains and birth defects. In this study, we recorded the type of...