Expertise: Academic

Dr. Adelina Mensah is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Environment and Sanitation Studies (IESS), University of Ghana. She served as a senior member with the Department of Marine and Fisheries Sciences (formerly Department of Oceanography & Fisheries) for 10 years before transferring to IESS. She has several years of experience as an academician, a scientist, and a consultant in various environmental issues. Her specific area of expertise, the assessment of the complexities of water quality issues for inland and coastal aquatic systems, includes an interdisciplinary approach for understanding the inter-linkages between land-use and environmental change. Dr. Mensah has worked extensively with various local institutions including Ghana Environmental Protection Agency, the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, etc. and on international donor funded projects by the World Bank, UNDP, START and other international NGOs. Her active involvement as a consultant with the Africa Adaptation Programme (AAP), as a facilitator in the development of the national Climate Change documents including the Framework, Policy and current Master Strategy Plan, and with numerous climate change/environmental projects has exposed her to various sectors and stakeholders, which has served to further strengthen her insights into the various roles of socio-economic parameters in national climate change adaptation, mitigation and sustainable environmental management.

Adapting to Change: People and Policies

Potential Impact of Climate Change on the Guinea Current Large Marine Ecosystem (GCLME)

A Political Economy of Artisanal Fisheries and Climate Change in Ghana

Review of Adaptation Policies in Ghana

Water Pollution in River Basins: River Basin 3 – Volta