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PROF. STEPHEN OWUSU KWANKYE (PHD)
Regional Institute for Population Studies (RIPS),
P.O. Box LG. 96, University of Ghana, Legon
Tel: Office: 0302500274; Cell: 0277602486; Home: 0302912337
Date of Birth: 4th March 1960
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Brief Bio 

Prof. Stephen O. Kwankye is an Associate Professor of the Regional Institute for Population Studies (RIPS) at the University of Ghana, Legon. He holds PhD in Population Studies with specialisation in adolescent sexual and reproductive health issues. He has undergone skills training in population and health communication, monitoring and evaluation in Ghana and the USA and has facilitated several advocacy workshops and training seminars on population and development interrelationships, adolescent reproductive health and demographic data collection, monitoring and evaluation and data adjustment. He has tremendous experience in conducting both quantitative and qualitative research related to population and reproductive health. In the 2009 Migration Study carried out by RIPS, Prof. Kwankye had the added responsibility of interviewing numerous stakeholders about the phenomenon. He worked with a team to produce a national migration policy and a strategic plan for Ghana (2012-2014) and between 2011 and 2014 worked on secondment to the National Population Council as the Executive Director. He also coordinated a Ghana Sustainable Change Project (GSCP) research on reproductive health in seven regions in Ghana. He again worked as the Principal Investigator in “The Oxytocin Initiative: Exploring use of uterotonic substances at or around birth in three regions in Ghana”. Besides this, Prof. Kwankye prepared a report for CARE, Ghana on “Sexual and Reproductive Health of the Youth and Family Planning in Ghana with a focus on Ashanti Region” in 2009. He was also the Principal Investigator of the “Barriers to Condom Use in Ghana Study” in 2011. He was the lead researcher on the preparation of the “Children, Adolescents and Young People in Ghana” and “Urbanization in Ghana” Monographs for the Ghana Statistical Service based on the 2010 Population and Housing Census. He developed the 2016-2020 Strategic Plan of the Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana (PPAG) and the 2018-2022 Strategic Plan of the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection on Adolescent Pregnancy in Ghana. His research interests are in adolescent sexual and reproductive health, migration especially independent child migration, fertility, population and development interrelationships, and demographic data collection.

Degrees Obtained

(1) PhD in Population Studies, June, 2003, Legon

(2) MPhil in Population Studies, June, 1994, Legon

(3) MA in Population Studies, September, 1991, Legon

(4) BA (Hons) Geography with Political Science, June, 1986, Legon

Appointments

(1) Associate Professor, Regional Institute for Population Studies, University of Ghana, Legon, June 1, 2010 to Present.

(2) Executive Director, National Population Council (NPC), Accra, April 1, 2011 to April 16, 2014.

(3) Area Deacon, The Church of Pentecost, Odorkor Area, Accra, September 1, 2011 to August 2015 and Deputy Director, Pentecost Men’s Ministry, September 1, 2012 to August 2015.

(4) Deputy Director, Regional Institute for Population Studies (RIPS), University of Ghana, Legon, August 1, 2009 to July 31, 2011.

(5) Director, Regional Institute for Population Studies (RIPS), University of Ghana, Legon, October 1, 2001 to January 3, 2006.

(6) Senior Lecturer, Regional Institute for Population Studies (RIPS), University of Ghana, Legon, September, 2000 to May 31, 2010.

(7) Lecturer, Regional Institute for Population Studies (RIPS), University of Ghana, Legon, December 1, 1995 to August, 2000.

(8) Associate Project Director, Population Impact Project, University of Ghana, Legon, January 1996 to 2011.

(9) Reviewer, African Population Studies Journal and Ghana Social Science Journal.

(10) Assessor for faculty promotion, University of Cape Coast, 2018.

(11) Internal Examiner of Post-graduate Theses (MA, MPhil & PhD) for RIPS and other cognate departments at the University of Ghana.

(12) External Examiner of MPhil/PhD Theses for the University of Cape Coast.


Membership of Boards and Committees

(i) Academic Board of the University of Ghana

(ii) Academic Board of the College of Humanities, University of Ghana

(iii) Board of the School of Graduate Studies, University of Ghana

(iv) Member, Security Committee, University of Ghana – 2014-2018

(v) Chairman, Board of the Pentecost Vocational Training Centre, New Gbawe, Accra, September 2011 to 2015.

(vi) Member of Pentecost University Council, January 2014 to Present.

(vii) Chairman, Finance Board, The Church of Pentecost, September 2015 to Present.

(viii) Co-opted Member of PPAG Council, 2016 to Present.

(ix) Member (Representative of University of Ghana), Appointments and Promotions Board of the Presbyterian University College, Abetifi, Kwahu. 2017 to Present.

(x) PhD Studies Coordinator, RIPS - 2014-2017

(xi) Chairman, Graduate Studies Committee, RIPS – 2014-2017


Extension

(i) Interim General Secretary, Population Association of Ghana (PAG)

(ii) Support to the Ghana Statistical Service in the analysis of the 2000 and 2010 Population and Housing Censuses, 2003 Ghana Demographic and Health Survey and 2006 Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey

(iii) Patron, Pentecost Students and Associates (PENSA), University of Ghana, Legon. 2008 to Present.

 

Conferences/Workshops and Seminars

(1) Workshop on District Development Planning organized by the National Development Planning Commission at the Christian Village, Kumasi, September-October, 1992.

(2) Press Seminar for Editors and Senior Journalists organized by PIP, at the Ghana International Press Centre, Accra, 19th February, 1994.

(3) Regional Seminar for Heads of Departments, Presiding Members of District Assemblies and District Planning Officers organized for the Eastern Region at Hotel Eredec, Koforidua, 11th-12th March, 1994.

(4) Regional Seminar for Heads of Departments, Presiding Members of District Assemblies and District Planning Officers organized for the Volta Region at Woezor Hotel, Ho, 8th - 9th July, 1994.

(5) Press Seminar for Journalists in the Eastern Ashanti and Brong Ahafo Regions at City Hotel, Kumasi, 14th - 15th July, 1994.

(6) "Ghana Advances in Family Health Communication Workshop" (Including Monitoring and Evaluation) organized by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs, Elmina, Ghana, 8th - 27th October, 1995. 

(7) Computer Training Workshop on Desk-top publishing (Page Maker) and PowerPoint Computer Presentation organised by The Futures Group International on 2nd - 15th December, 1995, Washington, D.C., USA.

(8) Workshop organized by the Family Life Education (FLE) Project of the Ministry of Education at Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), for National Resource Persons of the FLE Project on February 12, 1996. Paper presented: "Basic Population Concepts".

(9) Seminar on "Family Policy" organized by Family and Development Programme, University of Ghana, in collaboration with the National Population Council, at the Golden Tulip  Hotel, Accra, on  June 6, 1996.

(10) Workshop organized by the Family Life Education (FLE) Project of the Ministry of Education at Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), for National Resource Persons of the FLE Project on February 12, 1996. Paper presented: "Population Characteristics and Dynamics in Ghana".

(11) Workshop organized by the Family Life Education (FLE) Project of the Ministry of Education at Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), for National Resource Persons of the FLE Project on February 12, 1996. Paper presented: "Population Data Collection and Use in Ghana". 

(12) Third Social Science and Health International Conference jointly organized by Social Science and Medicine Africa Network (SOMA-Net), Council on Health Research for Development (COHRED) Health Systems Research Program WHO/HSR and the SOMA-Net Zimbabwe Chapter, Harare, Zimbabwe, July 20-24, 1997. Paper presented: "Adolescent Sexuality and Health in Ghana".

(13) Seminar on Family Planning Program Structure, Cost and Performance, Organised by Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Tulane University and The Futures Group at Abidjan, La Cote d'Ivoire, July 29-30, 1997. Paper presented jointly with Nabila, J.S.: "Vertical and Integrated Structures of Family Planning Program in Ghana".

(14) Workshop on "Strategic Communication and Advocacy for Adolescent Reproductive Health" (including Monitoring and Evaluation), organized by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs, at The Burkshire Guest Suites and Conference Center, Baltimore, USA, 15th September - 3rd October, 1997.

(15)Training Workshop on Population, Environment, Development and Agriculture (PEDA) model, organised by the United Nations Economic commission on Africa (UNECA), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 7th-20th June, 1999.

(16) Workshop on Landuse Study on the Volta River Basin (GLOWA Project) at the Centre for Research (ZEF) Bonn University, Germany, August 29th- September 5, 1999.

(17) Third African Population Conference, organised by UAPS in Durban, South Africa, 6-10 December 1999 on the theme The African Population in the 21st Century. Papers presented:

(a) "The Vital Registration System in Ghana: A Relegated Option for Demographic Data Collection".

(b) "Demographic Training Challenge in Africa: Emerging Needs, New Approach and Methods" (Joint paper with Tawiah, E.O.).

(18) Centre for Social Policy Studies Monthly In-House Seminar, 26th May 2000, University of Ghana, Legon. Paper presented: "HIV/AIDS in Ghana: Keeping the Window of Hope Open". 

(19) The Launch of the 2001 State of the World Population Report, on the theme “Population, Environment and Development” at Civil Servants Hall, Ministries, Accra, 7th November 2001. Paper presented: Overview of the 2001 State of the World Population Report.

(20) Fourth Meeting of the Follow-up Committee on the Implementation of the Dakar-Ngor Declaration (DND) and International Conference on Population and Development Programme of Action (ICPD-PA), Yaounde, Cameroon, 28th –31st January, 2002.

(21) Workshop on African Social Research Programme (ASRP), Nairobi, Kenya, 17th-24th March 2002 and 31st March-7th April 2002.

(22) Fertility Rights Project GHA/P7/P06 National Dissemination Seminar: Comparative Studies of Customary and Modern Legislation in the Area of the Family, Inheritance, Marriage and Fertility Rights at N. Plaza Hotel, Accra, 26th-27th June 2002 under the NPC/UNFPA/DANIDA National Research Project and Implemented by Population Impact Project. Paper presented: “Child Trafficking/Child Prostitution in Ghana”.

(23) Population Forum organised by the Population Association of Ghana (PAG) on Thursday, 30th October 2003 at the Kwabena Nketia Conference Hall of the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, Legon. Presented paper on Integrating Population into Development Planning in Ghana: How far have we come?

(24) A key facilitator: Two Week’s Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Advocacy workshop for National Youth Council Regional and District Personnel and Federation of Youth Associations in Ghana (FEDYAG) members held during 25th January – 6th February 2004 at Kingsby Hotel, Accra, under the sponsorship of African Youth Alliance (AYA), Ghana.

(25) Meeting at the Development Research Centre (DRC) on “Migration Globalisation and Poverty” and Child Migration Workshop at the University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom during 30th March – 7th April 2004. Presented a joint research proposal with Prof. John K. Anarfi on the “The North-South Migration of Children in Ghana” at the DRC Workshop on Children Migrants during the same period.

(26) Workshop on the Analysis of the 2003 Ghana Demographic and Health Survey held at the Elmina Beach Resort during 19th – 29th May 2004 at Elmina. Contributed a write-up of the Fertility Chapter of the report of the analysis.

(27) Regional Ministerial Review Meeting on the Implementation of the Dakar-Ngor Declaration and the International Conference on Population and Development: Tenth Anniversary (DND/ICPD + 10) held at the Meridien – President Hotel on 7th-11th June 2004 in Dakar, Senegal.

(28) International Conference on Migration and Development in Ghana. Organised by the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana in collaboration with The Royal Netherlands Embassy in Ghana at the La Palm Beach Hotel, La, Accra, September 14th -16th 2004. Paper presented jointly with Anarfi, J.K. and Ahiadeke, C.: “Migration, Return and Impact in Ghana: A Comparative Study of Skilled and Unskilled Trans-National Migrants”.

(29) A key facilitator: Five-day Resource Mobilisation Workshop for Implementing Partners of the African Youth Alliance (AYA) organised by the Population Impact Project with funding from AYA on 19th –24th October 2004 at Erata Hotel, Okponglo, Accra.

(30) A key facilitator: 3 day Resource Mobilisation Workshop for National level media practitioners (MCAN) organised by the Population Impact Project with funding from the African Youth Alliance (AYA) on 20th-22nd October 2004 at Erata Hotel, Okponglo, East Legon, Accra.

(31) A key facilitator: Five-day Resource Mobilisation Workshop for the National Youth Council (NYC) District Officers organised by the Population Impact Project with funding from AYA on 25th –29th October 2004 at Erata Hotel, Okponglo, East Legon, Accra.

(32) Childhoods Conference held at the University of Oslo, Norway, 29th June – 3rd July 2005. Paper presented: “The Costs and Benefits of Children’s Independent Migration from Northern to Southern Ghana”.

(33) Population Association of Ghana (PAG) Population Seminar held on the Theme “Population, Health and Development in Relation to the Millenium Development Goals” on 26th – 27th October 2005, at the Cocunut Grove Regency Hotel, Accra. Paper Presented: “Adolescent Sexuality and Reproductive Health in Ghana: Some Evidence from a Survey of Cape Coast and Mankrong”.

(34) Workshop on Advocacy and Resource Mobilisation for the 2010 Round of Censuses in sub-Saharan Africa – Yaounde, 21-25 November 2005. Paper Presented: “Regional Training and Capacity Building: The Case Of The Regional Institute For Population Studies (RIPS)”.

(35) Workshop of the Thematic Research Network on “Demographic Data Collection and Analysis: Civil Registration Systems, Census, Surveys, Monitoring System”, on 14th – 15th March 2006, Union of African Population Studies (UAPS), Dakar, Senegal.

(36) Migration Development Research Centre (DRC) Partnership Meeting held on 7th – 9th April 2006 at the American University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt.

(37) International Symposium on Training and Research in Population Sciences for Development organised by Institut Regional De Formation Et De Researche Demographiques (IFORD), Yaounde, Cameroon on 23rd-26th May 2006 on the theme “Training and Research in Population Sciences for Development in Africa: Issues and Challenges". Paper presented: “The Experience of the Regional Institute for Population Studies (RIPS) on Training and Research”.

(38) Communications Planning Workshop, organised by the Development Research Centre on Migration, Globalisation & Poverty, at the University of Sussex, UK, February 22-24, 2007. Paper presented jointly with John K. Anarfi: “Independent North-South Child Migration in Ghana: The Decision Making Process”.

(39) International African HIV/AIDS Conference organised by Woyome Foundation for Africa (WOFA) on 28th – 30th November 2007 at La Palm Royal Beach Hotel, Accra, Ghana. Paper presented: “Impact of HIV/AIDS on Society”.

(40) American Association of Physical Anthropologists Annual Meeting held on 9th – 12th April, 2008, Columbus, Ohio, USA. Paper presented: “The Social and Reproductive Health Implications of Independent North-South Child Migration in Ghana”.

(41) Independent Child Research Workshop held on 6th – 8th May 2008 at the University of Sussex by the Migration Development Research Centre. Paper presented: “Sustainable Return of Independent Child Migrants to their Home Communities in Northern Ghana” (Authors: Kwankye, S.O., Anarfi, J.K. and Addoquaye-Tagoe, C.).

(42) Scientific Conference on “Challenges of African Migration in a Globalising World”, 15-16, 2009 in Lagos, Nigeria organised by the Network of Migration Researches in Africa (NOMRA)

(43) Child and Youth Migration in West Africa Conference on 10th June 2009 at Alisa Hotel, Accra: Paper presented: Kwankye, S.O. and Anarfi, J.K. “Making Migration and Return Safer in the Context of Sending Communities – A Ghana Example”.

(44) Asian Region Network of South-South Cooperation, PPD Workshop organised in collaboration with Partners in Population and Development, Bangladesh, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India and National Institute of Health and Family Welfare, 23-24 September, 2009, New Delhi, India. Paper presented “Academic Programmes of RIPS with regard to the possibility of incorporating PPD Modules”.

(45) 26th International Union for the Scientific Study of Population Conference, 27th September – 2nd October 2009, Marrakech, Morocco. Paper Presented:  “Independent North-South Child Migration as a Parental Investment in Northern Ghana”

(46) International Conference on Family Planning Research and Best Practices held in Kampala, Uganda, 15th – 18th November, 2009.

(47) Migration Development Research Centre (DRC) Dissemination Workshop organised by RIPS and ISSER on 10th December, 2009 at the Coconut Grove Regency Hotel, Accra. Paper presented: “Key Findings of DRC Research Works”.

(48) The New Urban Childhoods Seminar, British Council, Accra, May 26, 2010. Paper presented: “Putting Body and Soul Together: The Challenges of Migrant Children in the Cities of Ghana” (Paper presented jointly with Anarfi, J.K.).

(49) Book Reviewer: “International Migration Within, To and From Africa in a Globalised World”, edited by Aderanti Adepoju, at the Book Launch, 2nd June 2010, British Council, Accra, Ghana.

(50) Population Distribution, Urbanization and Development Conference organised by the National Population Council, 24th – 25th August, 2010, GIMPA, Accra. Paper presented: “Population Distribution, Urbanization and The National Vision of Becoming a Middle-Income Country”.

(51) The First Thematic Workshop for the AIRES SUD and CORUS II Projects held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from 13th to 18th September 2010. Paper presented: “An Examination of the Maternal Health-Seeking Behaviour of Vendors with no Fixed Location in Ghana”.

(52) Workshop on “Data Issues in Humanitarian Crisis Situations” in Dakar, Senegal from 20th to 22nd October 2010.

(53) Workshop on Data Collection on Most At Risk Populations (MARPs) in San Francesco, USA, organised by the University of California at San Francesco, USA, 3rd – 7th January, 2011.

(54) Workshop on Climate Change, Population Dynamics and Sustainable Development and Board Meeting of the Partners in Population and Development (PPD) in Pretoria, South Africa, organised by the PPD, 1st – 4th November 2011.

(55) International Conference on Family Planning in Dakar, Senegal, 28th November – 2nd December 2011.

(56) 6th UAPS Population Conference held in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 5th – 9th December 2011. Paper presented: “Transition into adulthood: Experiences of return independent child migrants in northern Ghana” as well as serving as a session Discussant at the Conference.

(57) The 45th Session of the United Nations Commission on Population and Development, April 23-27, 2012, United Nations, New York, USA. Presented Statement on “Adolescents and Youth” on behalf of the Republic of Ghana.

(58)  Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Jeneiro, Brazil, 20-22 June 2012.

(59) Study tour to China, 16 – 24, September 2012, in collaboration with the National Population and Family Planning Commission (NPFPC) of China and with funding support from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to learn from China’s experience in integrating population and development concerns.

(60) 2012 Annual Partners in Population and Development (PPD) Governance Meetings held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from 9th to 12th November 2012. Contributed as Board Member of PPD.

(61) Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons Annual General and Scientific Meeting (AGSM) 2012 on Wednesday, 28th November 2012. Presented the College Lecture: “Growing Old in Ghana - Health and Economic Implications”

(62) The 46th Session of the United Nations Commission on Population and Development, April 22-26, 2013, United Nations, New York, USA. Presented Statement on “National Experience in Population Matters: New Trends in Migration – Demographic Aspects” on behalf of the Republic of Ghana.

(63) National HIV and AIDS Research Conference (NHARCON), 10th - 13th September, 2013 organised by the Ghana AIDS Commission (GAC) at the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons, Accra. Paper presented: “An Examination of the Barriers to Condom Use Relative to HIV Prevention among Sexually Active Persons in Ghana”.

(64) ICPD+20 Beyond 2014 Africa Regional Review Conference held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 27th September to 1st November, 2013. Presented paper on “International Migration in Africa”.

(65) The 2013 Annual Partners in Population and Development International Conference and Governance meetings, 21st-24th October 2013, Beijing, China. Keynote speaker on “Integrating Population into Development”.

(66) Population and Development Forum, organised by the Government of Niger and the UNFPA, 25th – 27th March, 2014, Niamey, Niger. Paper presented: “Ghana’s March towards a Demographic Transition: Lessons and Challenges”.

(67) The 47th Session of the United Nations Commission on Population and Development, 7th – 11th April, 2014, New York, USA, as Head of Ghana’s delegation. Presented three statements at the session on behalf of Ghana as follows:

(i) Assessment of the Status of Implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD Beyond 2014);

(ii) General Debate on the Contribution of Population and Development Issues to the Theme of The Annual Ministerial Review in 2014;

(iii) Programme Implementation and Future Programme of Work of the Secretariat in the Field of Population.

(68) Training of Trainers workshop on International Migration and Development, organised by International Organisation for Migration in collaboration with the Centre for Migration Studies, University of Ghana, Legon, 12-16 January, 2015, Capital View Hotel, Koforidua.

(69) First Annual School of Social Sciences Colloquium, College of Humanities, University of Ghana. 16-17, April, 2015. Paper presented: Knowledge of HIV Prevention and Casual sex among sexually active persons in Ghana (jointly with Badasu, D.M., and Sanuade, O.A.

(70) Healthy Ageing Seminar, Nanging, China, 21-23, October, 2015. Paper Presented: Healthy Ageing and Social Policy in Ghana.

(71) Delivered The Keynote Address At The 49th Annual General Meeting of The Planned Parenthood Association Of Ghana (PPAG) on “PPAG Vision 2020 Towards Agenda 2030 – The Role of Civil Society (CSOs)” on 27th May 2016.

(72) 7th African Population Conference organised by UAPS, 30th November to 4th December 2015, Pretoria, South Africa. Presented papers on “Harnessing Ghana’s demographic dividend: opportunities and challenges” (jointly with Anarfi, J.K.), “Data Reliability: Comparison between Census and Health and Demographic Surveillance System (HDSS) Outputs for Kassena-Nankana East and West Districts, Ghana” (jointly with Wak, G., Bangha, M., Azongo, D., Oduro, A., and a poster on “Knowledge of HIV Prevention and Casual sex among sexually active persons in Ghana (jointly with Badasu, D.M., and Sanuade, O.A.).

(73) Migration and Development Symposium organised by the Ghana academy of Arts and Sciences, 7th-9th June 2016 at the Academy Auditorium, CSIR, Accra. Paper presented: “Managing Migration at the National Level”.

(74) Union of Africa Population Studies Symposium during the Climate Change and Population Conference organised by RIPS, University of Ghana, 19th -21st July, 2016 at Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research. Paper presented: “Bridging the Research and Policy Gap”.

(75) 2016 International Seminar for South-South Cooperation (SSC) on Healthy Ageing, 17-19 October 2016, Hangzhou, China.

(76) Training of Trainers Capacity Building Workshop on the National Transfer Account (NTA) at Thiers, Senegal, July 25-28, 2017; and Mbour at Sally, Senegal, October 22-26, 2017.

(77) 28th IUSSP International Population Conference, Cape Town, South Africa. 29th October – 4th November 2017. Presented a poster on knowledge of contraceptive methods and use in Ghana and served as a discussant on a session on “Children in Vulnerable Situations”.

(78) Training and Capacity Building Workshop on The National Transfer Account (NTA) held on 15th-28th April 2018 at the Aqua Safari Resort, Ada, Ghana for High-Level Country Teams from Sierra Leone, The Gambia and Ghana.

(79) Fourth College of Humanities International Research Conference, held at the University of Ghana, Legon, 1st – 2nd November 2018. Paper presented: “Understanding the demographic dividend in Ghana, Sierra Leone and The Gambia: The National Transfer Accounts (NTA) Approach” by Kwankye, S.O., Arthur, E., Frempong-Ainguah, F., and Amporfu, E.

(80) Webinar Workshop at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, on 12 June 2019, as part of the “Health and Immigration Policies and Practices Conference”, 10-12 June 2019. Presented a paper on “Methodological Issues of Researching Migrant Children and Youths”.

(81) Joint Conference organized by the Tubman Institute (York University) and the Centre for Migration Studies, University of Ghana, Legon, 6-9 August 2019. Presented the Keynote Address on the theme “Trans-Atlantic Migration: African Diasporas in Solidarity” on 6th August 2019 during the opening of the Conference.

(82) Meeting of stakeholders on adolescent sexual and reproductive health in Ghana on 14th August 2019 at the UNFPA Conference Room, Accra. Made a presentation on “International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Unfinished Agenda in Ghana” to guide Ghana’s participation at the November 2019 Nairobi Family Planning Summit.

(83) Meeting of the Population and Development Caucus of the Parliament of the Republic of Ghana on 17th August 2019 at the Atlantic Hotel, Takoradi. Made a presentation on “International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Unfinished Agenda in Ghana” as part of the sensitisation of Parliament on population-related issues.

(84) NTA Africa 2019 Conference organised by CREG, October 28-30, 2019, Dakar, Senegal. Paper presented: “Understanding the demographic dividend in Ghana, Sierra Leone and The Gambia: Prospects or missed opportunities?”

(85) Eighth African Population Conference organised by Union of Africa Population Studies, 18th – 22nd November 2019, Entebbe, Uganda. Paper presented: “Understanding the demographic dividend in Ghana, Sierra Leone and The Gambia: Prospects or missed opportunities?”


PUBLICATIONS

 (a)        Contribution to Monographs 

1. Contributor: Adolescent Fertility and Reproductive Health in Ghana (Revised Edition, 2000). Population Impact Project Publication.

2. Contributor to the analysis of: Ghana Demographic and Health Survey 2003. Published by Ghana Statistical Service (GSS), Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) and ORC Macro. 2004.

3. Contributor: State of Ghana Population Report 2003: Population, Poverty and Development. Edited by Addo, N.O., Aryee, A.F., and Ofosu-Amaah, V., UNFPA/Government of Ghana. 2004.

4. Contributor: Socio-Demographic Profile of Young People in the Greater Accra Region. November 2004.

5. Co-author: Voices of Child Migrants “A Better Understanding of How Life Is”. Development Research Centre, Migration, Globalisation & Poverty (nd).

6. Kwankye, S.O. and Ansah, K. A. 2013. 2010 Population & Housing Census Report: Children, Adolescents and Young People in Ghana. Monograph published by the Ghana Statistical Service, Accra, July.

7. Kwankye, S.O. and Kpakpah, M. 2014. Urbanisation in Ghana. Monograph published by the Ghana Statistical Service, Accra, Ghana, October.


(b)       Peer Reviewed and Journal Articles

  • Kwankye, S.O. and Anarfi, J.K. (2018). International Migration and Africa’s Development. In Awumbila, A., Badasu, D., and Teye, J. (Eds.). Migration in a Globalizing World: Perspectives from Ghana. Sub-Saharan Publishers, Accra, Ghana, pp. 31-50.
  • Wak, G., Bangha, M., Azongo, D., Oduro, A., and Kwankye, S. (2017). Data Reliability: Comparison between Census and Health and Demographic Surveillance System (HDSS) Outputs for Kassena-Nankana East and West Districts, Ghana. Population Review. Volume 56, Number 1, pp. 31-45.
  • Badasu, D.M., Kwankye, S.O., Sanuade, O.A., El-Adas, A., and Atuahene, K. (2016). Religiosity and condom use with casual sex partner in Ghana. Population Review. 55, No. 2. pp. 25-44.
  • Kwankye, S.O. and Cofie, E. (2015). Ghana’s Population Policy Implementation: Past, Present and Future. African Population Studies Volume 29, Number 2. pp. 1734-1748.
  • Apo, S.B., Kwankye, S.O., Badasu, D.M. (2015). Exposure to Malaria Prevention Messages and Insecticide Treated Bednet Usage among Children Under Five Years in Ghana. European Scientific Journal, June, 2015 edition vol.11, No.18 ISSN: 1857 – 7881 e - ISSN 1857- 7431, 290-305.
  • Kwankye, S.O. (2013). Growing Old in Ghana: Health and Economic Implications. Postgraduate Medical Journal of Ghana. Vol. 2 No. 2. pp. 88-97. September, ISSN: 2026-6790.
  • Kwankye, S.O. (2012). Transition into adulthood: experiences of return independent child migrants in northern Ghana. Omnes The Journal of Multicultural Society. Vol.3 No.1, 1-24.
  • Kwankye, S.O. (2011). Independent North–South Child Migration as a Parental Investment in Northern Ghana. Population, Space and Place. Published online in Wiley Online Library (wileyonlinelibrary.com) DOI: 10.1002/psp.682.
  • Kwankye, S.O. (2010). The Social and Reproductive Health Implications of Independent North-South Child Migration in Ghana. Research Review. NS 26.2, 19-27.
  • Kwankye, O., Anarfi, J.K., Tagoe, C.A., and Castaldo, A. (2009). “Independent North-South Child Migration in Ghana: The Decision-Making Process”. Sussex Centre for Migration Research Working Paper T-29. February.
  • Kwankye, S.O., Anarfi, J.K., Tagoe, C.A., and Castaldo, A. (2009). Coping Strategies of Independent Child Migrants from Northern Ghana to Southern Cities”. Rural-Urban Migration: Trends, Challenges and Strategies, edited by Rajagopalan, `The Icfai University Press, India, pp.171-197.
  • Kwankye, S.O., and Augustt, E. (2007). “Media Exposure and Reproductive Health Behaviour Among Young Females in Ghana”. African Population Studies, Vol. 22, No. 2, December, pp. 77-106.
  • Kwankye, S.O., Nyarko, P.E. and Anarfi J.K. (2007). “Empirical estimation of the completeness of death registration in Greater Accra Region, Ghana, 1999-2001”. African Population Studies Special Issue on Exploiting Alternative and Scarcely Tapped Sources of Vital Statistics in Africa, June, pp. 7-35.
  • Mba, C.J. and Kwankye, S.O. (2007). “Analysis of customary marriage statistics in Accra metropolis, Ghana 2003-2006”. African Population Studies Special Issue on Exploiting Alternative and Scarcely Tapped Sources of Vital Statistics in Africa, June, pp. 59-77.
  • Stephen O. Kwankye, John K. Anarfi, Cynthia Addoquaye Tagoe and Adriana Castaldo. (2007). Coping Strategies of Independent Child Migrants from Northern Ghana to Southern Cities”. Migration DRC WP-T23. November.
  • Kwankye, S.O. (2006). “Female Adolescents and Reproductive Change in Ghana: Evidence From An Adolescent Survey Of Two Communities”. African Population Studies, Volume 21, No. 1, April, pp. 119-150.
  • Kwankye, S.O., Logan, D. and Codjoe, S.N.A. (2004). Child Trafficking/Child Prostitution in Ghana. The Fertility Rights Project GHA/G7/P06.
  • Anarfi, J., Kwankye, S., Ababio, O., and Tiemoko, R. (2003). "Migration from and to Ghana: a background paper”, DRC on Migration Globalisation and Poverty. Working Paper No. C4: University of Sussex, 2003.
  • Kwankye, S.O. (2000). “HIV/AIDS in Ghana: Keeping the ‘Window of Hope’ Open”, CSPS Policy Brief, No. 8 ISSN 0855-3726, September, Centre for Social Policy Studies (CSPS), University of Ghana, Legon.
  • Kwankye, S.O. (1999). "Adolescent Sexuality and Health in Ghana". Bulletin of the Ghana Geographical Association. No. 21, July, pp. 88-94.
  • Kwankye, S.O. (1997). "Internal Migration and Fertility in a Sub-Urban Area in Ghana: A Case Study of Ashaiman", Bulletin of the Ghana Geographical Association, No. 20, July, University of Ghana, Legon.
  • Nabila, J.S. and Kwankye, S.O. (1996). "Population, Environment and Health in West Africa". Environment and Health, Proceedings of the West African Congress on Environment and Health, Accra, Ghana, edited by Ashitey, G.A. and Britwum, R.B., June, Accra, Ghana.


(c)        Peer Reviewed Book Chapters

  • Kwankye, S.O., Amedoe, J.A., and Cash-Abbey, E. (2014). “Adolescent Reproductive Health”. Codjoe, S.N.A., Badasu, D.M., and Kwankye, S.O. (eds.) Population Studies: Key Issues and Contemporary Trends in Ghana. University of Ghana Readers. Sub-Saharan Publishers, Accra. pp. 203-222.
  • Kwankye, S.O., and Cofie, E. (2014). “Population Policy”. Samuel Nii Ardey Codjoe, S.N.A., Badasu, D.M., and Kwankye, S.O. (eds.) Population Studies: Key Issues and Contemporary Trends in Ghana. University of Ghana Readers. Sub-Saharan Publishers, Accra. pp. 243-259.
  • Kwankye S.O. (2010). Population growth and Agricultural Development in the Afram Plains of Ghana. In: Codjoe, SNA (ed.) Population-Environment Nexus in Ghana: A Case Study of Afram Plains, pp. 22-53. Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrucken.
  • Kwankye, S.O. and Tagoe, C.A. (2009). City Life outside the Home: The Experience of Independent Child Migrants in Ghana. Independent Migration of Children in Ghana. Anarfi, J.K. and Kwankye, S.O. (eds), ISSER, University of Ghana, Legon, pp. 132-170.
  • Tagoe, C.A. and Kwankye, S.O. (2009). Returning Home and Re-integrating as an Independent Child Migrant in Ghana. Independent Migration of Children in Ghana. Anarfi, J.K. and Kwankye, S.O. (eds), Accra, Ghana, pp. 206-247.
  • Kwankye, S.O. and Tagoe, C.A. (2009). City Life outside the Home: The Experience of Independent Child Migrants in Ghana. Independent Child Migration in Ghana. Anarfi, J.K. and Kwankye, S.O. (eds), Accra, Ghana, pp. 132-170.
  • Kwankye, S.O. and Tagoe, C.A. (2009). Returning Home and Re-integrating as an Independent Child Migrant in Ghana. Independent Child Migration in Ghana. Anarfi, J.K. and Kwankye, S.O. (eds), Accra, Ghana, pp. 206-247.
  • Kwankye, S.O. (2007). Adolescent Sexuality and Reproductive Health in Ghana: Some Results from a Survey of Cape Coast and Mankrong. In Mba, C.J. and Kwankye, S. O. (eds). Population, Health and Development in Ghana: Attaining the Millennium Development Goals, Sub-Saharan Publishers, Accra, Ghana, pp. 53-90.
  • Kwankye, S.O. and Wadieh, B. (2005). “Spatial Distribution and Development”. Population Data Analysis Report, Volume 2: Implications of Population Trends Data. Edited by Twum-Baah, K.A., Kumekpor, T.K.B., Aryee, A.F., and Gaisie, S.K. Ghana Statistical Service, August, pp. 380-453.
  • Kwankye, S.O. (2005). “Female Adolescent and Reproductive Change in Ghana: Evidence from Cape Coast and Mankrong”. Reproductive Change in Ghana: Recent Patterns and Future Prospects. Edited by Agyei-Mensah, S., Casterline, J.B. and Agyeman, D.K. Department of Geography and Resource Development, University of Ghana, Legon, April, pp. 53-84.
  • Anarfi J.K., Kwankye, S.O. and Ahiadeke, C. (2005). “Migration, Return and Impact in Ghana: A Comparative Study of Skilled and Unskilled Transnational Migrants”. At Home In The World? International Migration and Development in Contemporary Ghana and West Africa. Edited by Manuh, T. Sub-Saharan Publishers, Accra, pp. 204-226.
  • Kwankye, S.O. (1999). "The Vital Registration System in Ghana: A Relegated Option for Demographic Data Collection". The African Population in the 21st Century, 1. UAPS, Durban, pp. 429-443.
  • Kwankye, S.O. and Tawiah, E.O. (1999). "Demographic Training Challenge in Africa: Emerging Needs, New Approach and Methods". The African Population in the 21st Century, Vol. 3. UAPS, Durban, pp. 699-708.
  • Kwankye, S.O. (1995). "Population Redistribution in Ghana". Migration Research Study in Ghana, Volume 1, Internal Migration, Ghana Statistical Service, June, pp. 1-32.

 
(d)       Technical Publications

  • Yaro, J.A., Codjoe, S.N.A., Agyei-Mensah, S, Darkwa, A., and Kwankye, S.O. (2011). Migration and Population Dynamics: Changing Community Formations in Ghana. Centre for Migration Studies Technical Paper Series, Technical Paper No. 2, Centre for Migration Studies, University of Ghana, Legon.
  • Yeboah I., Dodoo F., Kwankye S., Nyarko P., Badasu D., Biavashi C. (2009) “Development on the Move: Measuring and assessing the social and economic impacts of migration on Ghana”. A Grant Report submitted to the Global Development Network and Institute for Public Policy Research. 
  • Kwankye, S.O. and Amuah, C. (2000). The Country Population Assessment (CPA) Report. Towards the preparation for the 4th Government of Ghana/UNFPA Country Programme (2001-2005).
  • Nabila, J.S., Yeboah, K. and Antwi, P. and Kwankye, S.O. (2000). A Review of the Economic Impact of AIDS on Firms and Business in Ghana. Technical Report of the Policy Project, Ghana, Futures Group. Joint paper with. On line, futuresgroup.com
  • Nabila, J.S. and Kwankye, S.O. (1997). "Vertical and Integrated Structures of Family Planning Program in Ghana". Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Tulane University and The Futures Group, September.


(e)        Edited Books

  • Araba M.M. Forson and Alimamy Yalancy. (2017). Sierra Leone 2015 Population and Housing Census: Thematic Report on Children, Adolescents and Youth Report. Kwankye, S.O. (Technical Editor). Statistics Sierra Leone.
  • Timothy Wasswa Kabugo, Ibrahim G. Kargbo and Bakiatu Bangura. (2017). Sierra Leone 2015 Population and Housing Census: Thematic Report on Education and Literacy. Kwankye, S.O. (Technical Editor). Statistics Sierra Leone.
  • Joseph Kamara, Isata Illieu-Kekura and Aruna Kanu. (2017). Sierra Leone 2015 Population and Housing Census: Thematic Report on Elderly Population. Kwankye, S.O. (Technical Editor). Statistics Sierra Leone.
  • Samuel B. Weekes, Peter Bangura and John Bismark Sesay. (2017). Sierra Leone 2015 Population and Housing Census: Thematic Report on Nuptiality and Fertility. Kwankye, S.O. (Technical Editor). Statistics Sierra Leone.
  • Fatou Taqi. Marian Vinnie-Wilson and Alimatu Vandi. (2017). Sierra Leone 2015 Population and Housing Census: Thematic Report on Gender. Kwankye, S.O. (Technical Editor). Statistics Sierra Leone.
  • Alioune Diange. (2017). Sierra Leone 2015 Population and Housing Census: Thematic Report on Migration and Urbanisation. Kwankye, S.O. (Technical Editor). Statistics Sierra Leone.
  • Alhassan Seisay and Mohamed Koblo Kamara. (2017). Sierra Leone 2015 Population and Housing Census: Thematic Report on Mortality. Kwankye, S.O. (Technical Editor). Statistics Sierra Leone.
  • Gershon P.Y. Togoh, Abu Bakarr Turay and Allieu Komba. (2017). Sierra Leone 2015 Population and Housing Census: Thematic Report on Population Projections. Kwankye, S.O. (Technical Editor). Statistics Sierra Leone.
  • Samuel Beresford Weekes and Silleh Bah. (2017). Sierra Leone 2015 Population and Housing Census: Thematic Report on Population Structure and Population Distribution. Kwankye, S.O. (Technical Editor). Statistics Sierra Leone.
  • Codjoe, S.N.A., Badasu, D.M., and Kwankye, S.O. (eds.). (2014). Population Studies: Key Issues and Contemporary Trends in Ghana. University of Ghana Readers. Sub-Saharan Publishers, Accra.
  • Anarfi, J.K. and Kwankye, S.O. (eds), (2009). Independent Migration of Children in Ghana. ISSER, University of Ghana, Legon.
  • Mba, C.J. and Kwankye, S. O. (eds). (2007). Population, Health and Development in Ghana: Attaining the Millennium Development Goals, Sub-Saharan Publishers, Accra, Ghana.


(f)        Consultancy and Research Projects/Reports

(1) "Brief Anthropological Study of Liberian Refugees in Gomoa Buduburam Camp (Ghana)", one of a series based on a multi-purpose study of Liberian refugees at Gomoa Buduburam (Ghana) Camp, organised by the UNHCR, Accra under the UNFPA funded project – LIR/97/P01.

(2) Co-Facilitator: Workshop on PPAG’s Strategic Plan in Kumasi, Hotel Georgia, 2000.

(3) Empowering Youth: Actions and Measurement. 2004. Paper done for African Youth Alliance for presentation at the 31st Annual GHC Conference on Youth and Health, Generation on the Edge.

(4) Further Analysis of Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH) Baseline Studies in Ghana, Botswana, Tanzania and Uganda. April 2005.     

(5) Principal Investigator: “AYA Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH) Policy and Advocacy Baseline Study”:- A Study by RIPS for UNFPA/AYA. November, 2005.

(6) Principal Investigator: “AYA Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH) Policy and Advocacy Mid-Term Study”:- A Study by RIPS for UNFPA/AYA, Ghana. November, 2005.

(7) Co-coordinator: AED/GSCP Baseline Survey on Reproductive and Child Health and HIV/AIDS in Seven Regions in Ghana in January 2005.

(8) Co-Principal Investigator: North-South Child Migration Study in Ghana. A Research in collaboration between the University of Ghana and the Development Research Centre on Migration, Globalisation and Poverty (Migration DRC) at the University of Sussex, United Kingdom, 2003-2009.

(9) Co-coordinator: AED/GSCP Endline Evaluation Survey on Reproductive and Child Health and HIV/AIDS in Seven Regions in Ghana in February – March 2009.

(10) Principal Investigator: The Oxytocin Initiative: Exploring use of uterotonic substances at or around birth in three regions in Ghana, 2010-2011, in collaboration with the Programme for Appropriate Technology for Health (PATH).

(11) Principal Investigator: Barriers to Condom Use Study in Ghana, 2011-2013.

(12) Co-Investigator: Ghana Men’s Study, A MARP’s Study in Ghana in 2010 -2011.

(13) Co-Investigator: Facilitation of the production of National Migration Policy and its Strategic Plan for Ghana, 2012-2014.

(14) Consultant: Preparation of two special census reports from the 2010 Ghana Population and Housing Census data for the Ghana Statistical Service: Children, Adolescents and Young People in Ghana; and Urbanisation; both in 2013.

(15) Consultant: Editing 10 District Census reports based on the 2010 Ghana Population and Housing Census.

(16) Consultant: Development of 2016-2020 Strategic Plan for the Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana (PPAG), July-August 2015. This was preceded by the preparation of a situation of adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights in Ghana.

(17) Consultant: Development of Facts Sheet on the Demographic Dividend relative to Health in Ghana for the NDPC, October – December 2015.

(18) Consultant: Development of Demographic Dividend Results Framework on the Economy, Education, Health and Governance for the NDPC, October-December 2015. This consultancy was executed jointly with Prof. John K. Anarfi of RIPS, Legon.

(19) Member of National Accreditation Board (NAB) Team on the review of academic programmes of the Department of Population and Health, University of Cape Coast from 4th-19th May, 2016. Report on this has been submitted to NAB.

(20) Co-Investigator: Facilitation of the development of National Diaspora Engagement Policy and its Action Plan for Ghana, 2016-2017.

(21) Member of a Team of Consultants that developed the eight-year Strategic Plan, 2017-2024, for the National Population Council, 2016.

(22) Consultant: Development of Standard Operating Practices for Persons with Disabilities in Ghana, 2017, for the Ghana Health Service with funding from the UNFPA.

(23) Reviewer of research instruments (Individual and Institutional Stigma Research Tools) on “Evidence Gathering to strengthen Advocacy for Inclusive Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights of Persons with Disabilities” for the Ghana Federation of Disability Organisations (GFDO), October, 2017.

(24) Consultant: Development of Adolescent Pregnancy Strategic Plan for the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection. This was preceded by the preparation of a situation of adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights in Ghana. June-December, 2017.

(25) International Technical Editor: Sierra Leone 2015 Population and Housing Census for the following nine (9) thematic reports: Children, Adolescents and Youth; Education and Literacy; Elderly Population; Nuptiality and Fertility; Gender; Migration and Urbanisation; Mortality; Population Projections; Population Structure and Population                       Distribution. July – October 2017.


(26) 2016-2018 Principal Investigator, The Multinational Statistical Capacity Building Program For Managing For Development Results (SCB 4.2) for capacity building in Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) and 2020 Round of Censuses for US$250,000.

(27) Co-Principal Investigator on a research grant from the Fondation Botnar to carry out an intervention study under the Botnar Healthy Cities for Adolescent Challenge Research Project in Tamale, (Grant project contract of about US$898,417) from 2019 to 2022.

(28) Co-Principal Investigator on The Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) Research Development Fund, 2018 on African Child and Youth Wellbeing in the Context of Migration and Displacement in collaboration with University of Alberta, Canada and other partners, 2019.


THESIS SUPERVISED

M.A.                -           50
M.PHIL           -           11
PHD                -           18


RESEARCH INTERESTS

(1) Reproductive Health of Young People
(2) Independent Migration of Children from Northern to Southern Ghana and Re-integration
(3) Population and Development Interrelationships and Integration
(4) Demographic Data Collection and Evaluation
(5) Population Distribution, Urbanisation and Development


MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL ORGANISATIONS

(1) Union of African Population Studies (UAPS)
(2) International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP)
(3) Population Association of Ghana (PAG)