|PhD, MA, BA(Hons), PGDE, Dip, Cert|
|Faculty:||Faculty of Development Studies|
|Department:||Environmental and Natural Resources Management|
Professionally, Rev Benzies Isaac Adu-Okoree is a Development Policy and Project Analyst. He is also a Strategic Planner and Consultant in Strategic Management.
Rev. Benzies Isaac Adu-Okoree was born to Mr. Kwame Okoree of Akim Aperade and Madam Felicia Yaa Bema of Akyem Awisa-Apaaso on 24th January 1958 at Akim Awisa.
Rev. Benzies Isaac Adu-Okoree had his primary education at Akyem Essam, Adubiase, Abuakwa Anyinam and Awisa between 1963 and 1969 and his Middle School at the Akim Oda Middle Boys’ School between 1969 and 1973 continuing for his secondary education at the Akim Swedru Secondary School between 1973 and 1978. He enrolled at the Kwadaso Agricultural College for a professional training in general Agriculture from 1979 to 1981. In 1984, Rev. Adu-Okoree pursued a course at the then Bank of Ghana Staff Training School (now Banking College and entered the Trinity College in 1995 completing in 1988. In 1990, Rev. Adu-Okoree enrolled at the University of Ghana, Legon completing successfully in 1993. He thereafter gained admission to the world renowned Institute of Social Studies the Hague in the Netherlands. Rev Adu-Okoree Went on to the University of Birmingham in the UK in 2003and finally Rev. Adu-Okoree pursued and successfully completed a program of study for a PhD in 2016
Post Secondary Qualifications:
Rev. Adu-Okoree obtained certificate in General Agriculture in 1980, and certificate in Project Appraisal and Credit Analysis in 1994. In 1998, Rev. Adu-Okoree obtained a Diploma in Theology and Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Study of Religions. In 1996 Rev. Adu-Okoree obtained a Master of Arts degree in Development Studies and followed it up with a postgraduate Certificate in Development Policy Management from the University of Birmingham in the UK in 2003 and a PhD in Development Studies from the University of Cape Coast.
His expertise includes; Project Planning and Management; Policy Planning and Management; Human Resource Development and Employment Strategies; Project Monitoring and Evaluation; Environmental and Social Impact Assessment; Business Development and Management; Credit Analysis; Gender Analysis and Mainstreaming; Business Development and Analysis and Business Capacity Development
Policy impact on the vulnerable, Gender issues in development, migration and development
|Publications and Conferences:Adu-Okoree, B. I. (1996) The Role of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana as an NGO in the Socio-Economic Development of Ghana: A case study of the Garu Agricultural Station. 1996 Research Paper for MA in Agriculture and Rural Development, ISS, The Hague. Online at http://oaithesis.eur.nl/ir/repub/asset/11322/Adu-Okoree1996GTheRoleOfThePresbyterianChurch…
Adu-Okoree, B. I. (2001). In Search of Gender Equity: The Cultural Dimension. Conference Paper presented 8th to 12th October, 2001. Institute of Gender Development. Elmina, Ghana.
Adu-Okoree, B. I. and Ofosu, A. O. (2012). “Migrant Remittances: A driving force in rural development. International Journal of Anthropology and Sociology” International Journal of Sociology and Anthropology Vol. 4(5): 172-178 Available online at http://www.academicjournals.org/IJSA DOI:10.5897/IJSA11.143. ISSN 2006- 988x
Adu-Okoree, B. I. (2012). “Peri-urban poverty: Can micro-finance be a panacea?” Journal of Sociology and Anthropology Vol. 4(6): 190-198 DOI: 10.5897/IJSA11.147
Adu-Okoree, B. I. (2012). “Let us pause before sending them: an appraisal of the socio-economic condition of return migrants in Tamale, Ghana” Journal of Research in Peace, Gender and Development Vol. 2(6): 149-155 Available online@ http://www.interesjournals.org/JR+PGD
Adu-Okoree, B. I. (2012). “Enhancing women’s household reproductive roles through microfinance: A study of women traders in Tema, Ghana. International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences Vol. 2(6): 261-272. ISSN: 2222-6990
Adu-Okoree, B. I. & Arku, F. S. (2014). Reciprocity in Social Networks of Migrants: A case study of Migrants in Tema. In Coleen, R (ed) (2014), Ghana: Social, Economic and Political Issues. Nova Publishers, Columbus, US. (Page 373-386). ISBN 978-1-63321-108-7
Frank Arku, Stephen Omari, Benzies Isaac Adu-Okoree & Abubakari Abduramane (2015) Harvested rainwater: quality, adequacy, and proximity in Ghanaian rural communities, Development in Practice, 25:8, 1160-1169, DOI: 10.1080/09614524.2015.1081676
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