Centre for Migration Studies (CMS), University of Ghana
The Centre for Migration Studies was formally established in 2006 at the University of Ghana to undertake research, teaching and training, capacity building, policy assessment and dissemination in the area of migration. Its key objectives include to: (i) co-ordinate past and current research activities on migration by Faculties, Departments, Institutes and Centres; (ii) undertake research activities on migration related issues from a multi-disciplinary approach, (iii) promote migration studies at the graduate level through a multi-disciplinary approach; (iv) advise on, and inform the formulation of a national policy on migration through the provision of relevant data on migration and related issues; (v) collaborate with relevant institutions, departments and agencies working on migration and related issues; (vi) build capacity through short-term training programmes in specific areas.
CMS is involved in the data gathering phase (WP3) as well as the analysis stage of the project.
Peter Quartey (Development Economist) is the deputy head of the Centre for Migration Studies and a research fellow (Economics Division) at the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research. He has undertaken a number of studies on migration and remittances some of which include International Migration and Poverty Reduction in Ghana, Impact of Migrant Remittances on Household Welfare, Migration of health workers from Ghana to the UK to mention but a few. He has also coordinated a number of surveys including the Ghana Millennium Challenge Account Baseline Survey, the Pilot and Nation-wide Survey of Ghana’s Migration Profile.
Faustina Frempong-Ainguah, lecturer at the Regional Institute of Population Studies.
Cynthia Addoquaye Tagoe is a Geographer and a PhD candidate at the University of Ghana. Her research interest lies in developmental issues of migration, decentralisation, gender and rural institutions. She has worked on various research projects on migration with the Development Research Centre on Migration, Globalisation and Poverty led by the University of Sussex, UK and funded by DFID as well as the African Perspectives on Human Mobility Programme with the Centre for Migration Studies of the University of Ghana and the International Migration Institute of the University of Oxford which is funded by the MacArthur Foundation.
Takyiwaa Manuh is Professor and Director of the Institute of African Studies at the University of Ghana. She has published extensively in the areas of women’s rights and empowerment issues in Ghana and Africa, African development issues, contemporary African migrations and higher education in Africa.
Mariama Awumbila is currently Head of the Centre for Migration Studies and also Senior Lecturer, Department of Geography and Resource Development both at the University of Ghana. Her research interests include population, gender, environment and development inter-relationships, migration and development and participatory research methodologies. She has undertaken extensive research and published in the areas of migration, livelihoods, land and natural resource tenure, and poverty reduction strategies. She has also provided extension services for several national and international agencies and community based organisations in Ghana.
Centre for Migration Studies
University of Ghana
P.O. Box LG 74 Legon
Tel: +233 28 9109745 / +233 28 9109746