Current Institutional Affiliation
Lecturer, Social, Political and Historical Studies, UNIVERSITY FOR DEVELOPMENT STUDIES, TAMALE

Award Information

Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa: Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Fellowship 2015
Institutional Affiliation (at time of award):
Social, Political and Historical Studies, University for Development Studies
Managing Development-Induced Livelihood Vulnerabilities: A Study of Ghana's Bui Dam Affected Peoples' Livelihood Changes

Large dams' development often results in displacement and livelihoods impoverishment of displaced persons despite resettlement schemes. This culminated in the World Commission for Dams (WCD)(2000)'s recommendations, and other national and international legal and normative frameworks for managing development-Induced Displacements. I intend to investigate from an actor-oriented perspective how displacement can be better managed so as minimize or even improve the livelihood of affected people in the process of large infrastructural development using Ghana Bui Dam Project's displacement and resettlement processes a case study. The study would ascertain the effectiveness of the normative and legal arrangements in protecting displaced persons livelihoods, the extent and effectiveness of stakeholders' participation and the resultant livelihood outcomes experienced by various social groups in both resettled and host communities in the displacement and resettlement process. Thus exploring how displaced persons livelihood can best be protected in development displacement and whether the WCD's recommendations are being adhered to.