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PhD Dr. Kwadwo Ohene SARFOH Dean, Consultancy and Advisory Services and Convenor, Urban Working Group, ILGS - Institute of Local Government Studies, Accra


1990-1993 BSc. (Hons), Building Technology, University of Science and Technology, Kumasi
2000 Pg. Dip., Urban Infrastructure Management, Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies, Rotterdam,
2001-2002 MSc., Urban Housing Management, Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies, Rotterdam,
  and Lund University, Sweden
2005-2010 PhD. Geography, University of St. Andrews, Scotland
1990-1993 Project Site Intern, Messers Lane Engineering and Construction Ltd.
1993-1994 National Service: Technical Officer, Department of Rural Housing
1994-1996 Assistant Quantity Surveyor, QU-ESS Consult
1996-1999 Project Management and Quantity Surveyor Consultant, DANIDA-HSSP and EMU
1997 Construction Project Coordinator, DANIDA Technical Support for the Electoral Commission of Ghana
1998-2004 Project Manager, FF Construction
1998-2001 Quantity Surveyor, CIHSD - The Consortium for Innovations in Human Settlements Development
2002-2005 Conference Coordination, IHS-Regional Office for West-Africa; IHSA&A Consult and Urban Solutions; Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development; Ministry of Works and Housing
2002-2004 West Africa Training Coordinator and Admissions Advisor, IHSA&A Consult and Urban Solutions
since 2002 Urban Housing, Urban Infrastructure Management and Urban Development Specialist
2004-2005 Deputy Team Leader, CHLDEP - Cultural Heritage and Local Economic Development in Elmina Programme
Research Associate, Health Decentralization Study, ILGS - Institute of Local Government Studies
2005-2006 Research Consultant, SCP - Sustainable Cities Programme, UN-Habitat/UNEP
Member, Municipal Finance and Management Initiative Coordination Team, Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development
2005-2007 Country Project Consultant, Slum Upgrading Facility, UN-Habitat
2006-2007 Local Consultant, MIGA Appraisal Team on proposed Mass Housing, Joint Venture Project
Project Evaluation Consultant, Homeless International, 6-Country Study, UK
2007-2008 SIDA Country Consultant, Feasibility Studies on Local Urban Knowledge Arena
2009 Manager, Local Finance Facility of the UN-Habitat Slum Upgrading Facility, Ghana
since 2009 Head, Research and Consultancy, Institute of Local Government Studies, Ghana
Counterpart Urban Development Expert, Ghana Urban Management Pilot Programme


Member, National Urban Policy Consultative Working Group, since 2010
Convenor and Moderator, The Urban Platform of Ghana, since 2009
Rotary Club of Ghana
Ghana Institute of Architects


Economic policies and their effects on construction costs 1989 - 1992. Unpublished dissertation for Bachelors Degree, U.S.T. Kumasi, 1993
Optimizing post-construction maintenance in low-income urban settlements - managing the transition interface. Unpublished dissertation for post-graduate diploma. Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies, Netherlands (for Post graduate diploma), 2000
Obvious needs and hidden means - Access to formal housing finance for low-income groups in Ghana. Unpublished thesis for Masters degree. Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies, Netherlands and Lund University, Sweden, 2002
Lost in translation - The nexus of multilayered gaps in housing policy: the case of Ghana. Unpublished doctoral thesis. University of St. Andrews, 2010