Current Institutional Affiliation
PhD Candidate, Institute of Statistical Social and Economic Research, University of Ghana, Legon

Award Information

Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa: Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Fellowship 2016
Institutional Affiliation (at time of award):
Institute of Statistical Social and Economic Research, University of Ghana
Water Resources Governance in Ghana; Outcomes of Formal and Customary Management Frameworks – Selected Case Studies.

The proposal seeks to explore the water resources governance framework in Ghana looking at the formal state and legislative mandated water governance structures and their relationship with informal and customary systems. The interplay between these two gives rise to a plural legal regime which often seem to display a gap in coordination which may hinders the effective, efficient and sustainable management of water resources. This it is said, often leads to an apparent disconnect and with it emerging and real challenges for governance especially for regulatory enforcement. The objectives of the study will be four fold - to examine actors and institutions and their roles in the formal and customary legal framework for regulatory enforcement; find out the underlying mechanisms and how they interact, communicate and operate with each other; the perceptions of peoples in the study area of these governance systems (behavioral impacts) and its developmental outcomes.