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Dr. Albert Arhin is the focal point of the West African region.  He is also a research fellow with the bureau of integrated Rural Development (BIRD) of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). He is an international development and sustainability specialist with over a decade of experience in research, training, strategic planning and reviews, and project evaluations. His previous roles have included a Research and Policy Manager for Oxfam in Ghana and a Research Officer with the Participatory Development Associates (PDA), Ghana. Albert holds a Ph.D. in Geography (focused on forest and climate change policy) from the University of Cambridge; a master’s degree in environment and development sustainability (University of Leeds); and a bachelor’s degree in development policy planning (KNUST).

Albert’s current research interests focus on the interconnections between science, technology, policy and the politics of sustainability; climate change, green economy and low-carbon development; intersections of rural livelihoods, agrarian and environmental change and policy processes; local governance, inequalities, rural and inclusive development; civil society sustainability in a changing aid context and the future and sustainability of agricultural production in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. He has researched, consulted, published, and reviewed papers in these areas.