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Albert Ahenkan

Educational Qualifications:

  • PhD in Social Health Sciences from Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium
  • MPhil in Human Ecology from Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium
  • B.A. from Kwame Nkrummah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.

Teaching activity:

Dr. Ahenkan coordinates the doctoral program in business administration at the University of Ghana, Legon. He teaches the following courses in the CASS Europe MBA and PhD programs with concentrations in Healthcare management:

  • Global Healthcare Management
  • Health Policy and Planning
  • Healthcare Management

Selected research and publication:

Dr. Ahenkan’s research output includes the following publications:

  • Ahenkan A and Boon E (2007), Conservation and Management of Biodiversity in West Africa – Case Study of Ghana, in Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems, UNESCO, Paris, France
  • Ahenkan A and Boon E. (2008). Enhancing Food Security and Poverty Reduction in Ghana through non-timber forest products farming: Case study of Sefwi Wiawso District, GRIN Academic Publishing, Munich, Germany.
  • Ahenkan A, Boon, E, and Domfeh K A (2008). Human and environmental health linkages in Ghana: A case study of Bibiani-Bekwai and Sefwi Wiawso Districts, GRIN Academic Publishing, Munich, Germany. www.grin.com/de/preview/.html, 2008.
  • Boon. E, Tran. L T, Ahenkan. A (2008), Natural Disaster and Its Human Ecological Implications: The Case of the Asian Tsunami, in Sustainable Development and Good Governance, Edited by (S.B. Kendie and P. Martens), University of Cape Coast, Ghana.
  • Boon. E, Ahenkan. A and Nakuku. B. (2009). An Assessment of Forest Resources Policy and Management in Ghana, (Ed) Jenny Pope. In International Association for Impact Assessment.
  • Boon, E. K; Ahenkan A and Domfeh K A., (2010), “Placing the Environment in the Core of Ghana’s Development Agenda: Sustainability and Stakeholder Analysis,” in J. V. Mensah, S. B. Kendie & F. Enu-Kwesi (Eds.), Rethinking Development Studies in Africa, Cape Coast, Ghana: Institute for Development Studies, University of Cape Coast.
  • Yadav U, Ahenkan. A. Boon E, Ram, Krishna K Shrestha, Sangeeta R. (2010). Non-timber Forest Products in Bardiya District of Nepal: Indigenous Use, Trade and Conservation, Journal of Human Ecology, 30(3): 143-158 .
  • Ahenkan. A and Boon E (2010). Commercialization of Non-timber Forest Products in Ghana: Processing, Packaging and Marketing, Journal of Food, Agriculture & Environment Vol.8 (2): 962-969 .
  • Ahenkan. A, and Boon. E (2011). Improving Nutrition and Health through Non-Timber Forest Products in Ghana, Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition, 29 (2):141- 148.
  • Ahenkan A and Boon E. (2010). Assessing the Impact of Forest Policies and Strategies on Promoting the Development of Non-Timber Forest Products in Ghana, Journal of Biodiversity, Journal of Biodiversity, 1 (2): 85-102.
  • Ahenkan A and Boon E (2011). Non-timber Forest Products (NTFPs): Clearing the Confusion in Semantics, Journal of Human Ecology 33(1): 1-9
  • Hai LT , Hai PH , Thai CL, Hugé J, Ahenkan A, Quynh LX, Hieu VV, Tung and Hens Luc (2011). Software for Sustainability Assessment: a Case Study in Quang Tri Province, Vietnam , Environmental Modeling and Assessment, 16 ( 6):541-550 .
  • Ahenkan A. and Boon. E (2011). NTFPs Farming and Economic Empowerment of Women in Ghana, Environment, Development and Sustainability Environment, Development &Sustainability, (13)16:863-878.
  • Ahenkan A, Boon E, (2011). Climate Change Adaptation through Sustainable Forest Management: A Case Study of Communities around the Sui River Forest Reserve, Ghana. In Proceedings of 18 Commonwealth Forest Conference, Edinburg, UK http://www.cfc2010.org/proceedings-tuesday.html
  • Ahenkan A and Boon E (2011). Improving Supply Chain of Non-timber Forest Products in Ghana, In Supply Chain Management-New Perspective, (ed) by Sanda Renko, In-Tech Free Access Publishing, Rijeka, Croatia.P443-459
  • Boon E. and Ahenkan A. (2012). The Socio-economic Contribution of African Migrants to their Home and Host Countries: The Case of Ghanaian Residents in Flanders, Belgium, Journal of International Migration and Integration 13(3): 343-363
  • Ahenkan. A and Boon E (2012). “Forest Reserves and Biodiversity Conservation in Ghana”, in Boon E, Hens L, and Oviedo. G (editors) Management of National Parks and Biodiversity Conservation in Africa, Kre Kamla-Raj Enterprise, Delhi,
  • Boon E, Nyigmah BJ, Ahenkan A (2012). Stakeholder Participation in Community Development Projects: An Analysis of the Quadripartite Model of the International Centre for Enterprise and Sustainable Development (ICED) in Ghana, Journal of Community Development (online first)10.1080/15575330.2011.651729.
  • Eyong T C, Boon. E and Ahenkan. A. (2012). “Of what Value are National Parks? A Case of How Optimization Could Reduce the Current Bedlam in the Korup National Park, Cameroon”, in Boon E, Hens L, and Oviedo. G (editors) Management of National Parks and Biodiversity Conservation in Africa , Kre Kamla-Raj Enterprise, Delhi, India.
  • Boon E, Ahenkan A (2012) Assessing Climate Change Impacts on Ecosystem Services and Livelihoods in Ghana: Case Study of Communities around Sui Forest Reserve. Journal of Ecosystem and ecography S3:001. doi:10.4172/2157-7625.S3-001.
  • Domfeh, K. A., Ahenkan, A., & Bawole, J. N. (2012). Is sustainable development achievable in Ghana? An analysis of Ghana’s development policy achievements and challenges. International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development, 11(3), 304-317.