SHEATHE: Xenobiotic substances and heavy metals in the environment – a threat to health, ecosystems and development in Ghana

Sylvana Rudith King










Centre for Settlements Studies. College of Architecture and Planning.  Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.


+233 24 463 333


PhD in Gender and Development Studies. University of Sussex, Brighton, UK. 1999

M.Sc. in Development Planning and Management. University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. 1988

B.Sc. (Hons) in Development Planning. University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. 1982



-Over 25 years working experience in the area of socioeconomic planning and policy, monitoring and evaluation, and in governance, energy and gender related issues at KNUST as a Senior Research Fellow, and internationally as a consultant.


-Over 20 years working experience with international development agencies/institutions, development partners, organizations and consulting firms in participatory action oriented research, projects development and assessments, monitoring and evaluation and training programmes; These include Institute of Development Studies, Sussex University, Brighton, UK, DFID (Ghana and the UK), UK Overseas Development Institute (ODI), UK, the Danish Development Agency (DANIDA), Ghana, ACT Consult, France and Edburgh Consultants, Utrecht, The Netherlands and the World Bank (Ghana and Washington) and UNOP/UNDP,Senegal, UNDP/Ghana, UNIDO/Geneva and UNEP/Kenya.


-Over 25 years working experience with active civil society organizations in Ghana and abroad, and serves as a chairperson of the Board of Trustees for 2 such civil society organisations

in Ghana. These are Centre for the Development of People (CEDEP) and Cedi Finance

Foundation, all based in Kumasi, Ghana. M&E Expert, Trainer in Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) Methods/Tools including Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation, Social Accountability Tools, Participatory Gender Analysis and Planning and Participatory Impact Assessment. Also trainer in the development of Logical Framework/Project Planning Matrix.


-Several years of experience in designing and conducting research. Board Member, a Six-Woman Steering Committee on Gender and Economic Reforms in Africa (GERA) Programme. Previously based at North-South Institute, Canada, and now located at Third World Network in Accra, Ghana.




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