Dr. (Mrs.) Daniella Delali Sedegah is the Dean of Students and a Senior Lecturer at the School of Sustainable Development of the University of Environment and Sustainable Development (UESD), Somanya, Ghana. She holds a Ph.D. in Development Studies (ISSER, University of Ghana), M.Phil in Social Work (University of Ghana) and B.A in Integrated Development Studies (University for Development Studies). Dr. Sedegah completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Obafemi Awolowo University (Ile Ife, Nigeria) under the Climate Impacts Research Capacity and Leadership Enhancement (CIRCLE), a Sub-Saharan African programme managed by the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and the African Academy of Sciences (AAS).
Dr. Sedegah is an interdisciplinary social scientist with research interests in issues of climate change adaptation, gender and development, management of natural resources and rural/community development. She serves as a Research Fellow at the Regional Center for Energy and Environmental Sustainability (RCEES). Her career has evolved over the years, starting as a Senior Research Assistant, Assistant Lecturer, Lecturer, to her current rank as a Senior Lecturer. Her years of research and teaching experience span over a decade beginning from the University for Development Studies, Presbyterian University, Ghana and University of Energy and Natural Resources before joining UESD. She has to her credit, several publications in her research areas and assessed masters, doctoral and post-doctoral research work.
She was the first runner up in the Positive Role Model category West Africa Division of the Accenture Gender Mainstreaming Africa Award 2021. She is a member of the Ghana Science Association, Development Studies Association-UK/Africa, and DAAD Development Studies Alumni Network, Ghana. Her hobbies are singing and exploring domestic tourist sites. Dr. Sedegah is married with four children and a Deaconess of the Changed Life Baptist Church, Ashongman branch.
Issues of Gender, Sustainable Development, Climate Change & Rural/Community Development
1. Adu-Okoree, B. I., Sedegah, D. D., & Sakyi, O. E. (2020). The Impact of Livelihood Empowerment against Poverty (Leap) on Its Beneficiaries in the Ga East Municipality in the Greater Accra Region, Ghana. Journal of Scientific Research and Reports, 26(6), 33-43. https://doi.org/10.9734/jsrr/2020/v26i630269
2. Adu-Okoree, B. I., Sedegah, D. D. D. D., & Parku, E. (2020). How Do They Cope: Traumatic Impact of Broken Homes on the Academics of the Children Living in Ga East Municipality, Ghana. Journal of Education, Society and Behavioural Science, 33(7), 15-26. https://doi.org/10.9734/jesbs/2020/v33i730240
3. Adu-Okoree, B. I., Sedegah, D. D., Kuyiba, P.-P. W., & Sedegah, S. K. (2020). Access and Impact of Microcredit on Economic Activities of Organized Women Groups in the Adentan Municipality, Ghana. Journal of Economics, Management and Trade, 26(2),
4. Sedegah, D. D., Ajayi, A., & Adu-Okoree, B. (2020). Socio-demographic and Economic Dynamics of Climate Change and Adaptation: A Study on Rural Farmers in Oyo State, Nigeria. Journal of Agriculture and Ecology Research International, 21(2), 31-38. https://doi.org/10.9734/jaeri/2020/v21i230130
5. Daniella Delali Sedegah, Adesola Ajayi & Benzies Adu-Okoree (2020), Socio-demographic and Economic Dynamics of Climate Change and Adaptation: A Study on Rural Farmers in Oyo State, Nigeria, Journal of Agriculture and Ecology Research International 21(2): 31-38, 2020; Article no. JAERI.55329, ISSN: 2394-1073
6. Sedegah D.D. Agyei-Ohemeng J, Asiem G (2019), Effect of Bui Hydroelectric Dam on Household Livelihood Diversification. International Journal of Geography and Regional Planning 5(1): 101 – 107, ISSN:2021- 6
7. Mercy A.A. Derkyi, Linda Forson, Racheal Nketia-Yeboah, Ama Acheampoma Aseidu, Sylvia Ankamah, Daniella Sedegah, CIRCLE Uptake 4 – Strengthening the Learning Platforms in Sunyani and Tepa towards enhanced climate resilient, food security and partnership January 2020. ACU & 3GCCS.
8. Michael Tuffour, Daniella Delali Sedegah, Kesewa Asante & Dominic Bonsu “”The Role of Pre-Paid Meters in Energy Efficiency Promotion: Merits and Demerits in Accra, Ghana””, International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V60(1),57-64 June 2018. ISSN:2231-5381. www.ijettjournal.org. published by seventh sense research group
9. Antwi, M. & Sedegah, D. D. (2018). Climate Change and Societal Changeâ€”Impact on Hydropower Energy Generation in Amos Kabo-Bah & Chukwuemeka Dijditor (Eds), Sustainable hydropower in West Africa (pp. 63-73). City: Elsevier, Academic Press. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-813016-2.00005-8
10. Sedegah, D. D. & Mantey, E. E. (2016). Demand responsive approach and its significance for sustainable management of water facilities in Shai Osudoku District. Ideal Journal of Economics and Management Studies, 2(3) 114-126, Â© Ideal True Scholar (2016) (ISSN: 2067-7721) http://ijeps.truescholar.org
11. Sedegah, D. D. (2016). Community participation in Ecotourism in Brong Ahafo Region. In O. A. Akyeampong, (Ed.), Tourism development in the Brong Ahafo Region: Supply and demand dynamics (pp 55-72). Ghana: Xtrym Consortium.
12. Sedegah, Daniella Delali, Salami; Ayobami Taofik & Ajayi Adesola, (2016) Adapting to climate changes: The challenge for rural farmers in the forest and southern Guinea savannah ecologies of Nigeria. Journal of Energy & Natural Resource Management 3(2):15-22., 4(1). https://doi.org/10.26796/jenrm v4i1.69
13. Daniella D. Sedegah (PhD), Miriam R. Iddrisu (PhD) (July, 2015) Understanding and Acting on the Linkages Between Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights and Economic Rights. Commissioned by ActionAid Ghana
14. Tuffour M.,Sedegah Daniella D.,Oheneâ€“ Nana A. A. B., Is it Appreciation with Caution?
Attitude towards GM Foods . Asian Journal of Agric and Food Sciences.October 2013, ISSN:2321-1571, Vol. 01-Issue 4
15. Tuffour M., Sedegah D.,What holds us back: constraints among broiler Producers in
Ghana, Scientific Journal of Animal Science (2013) 2(10) 264-272ISSN 2322-1704.
16. Daniella Delali Sedegah., Michael Tuffour., Demand Responsive Approach (DRA): A Neo-liberal Approach to Water Delivery and Management in Rural Ghana. February 2014, The International Journal of Humanities and Social Studies (ISSN 2321-9203)
17. Opare, P. B., & Sedegah, D. D. Climate Change Adaptation & Mitigation in West Africa, Ghana & Nigeria. Organized by the African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) 10th Anniversary. November 2018, Nairobi Kenya
18. Sedegah, Daniella Delali, Salami; Ayobami Taofik & Ajayi Adesola. Coping Strategies: A Comparative Analysis Of Climate Change And Rural Farming Communities In Semi-Arid and Forest Regions In Nigeria. Fifth International Conference on Climate Change Adaptation 2016. 15th-16th October, 2016 at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada.
1. University for Environment and Sustainable Development (Senior Lecturer)
2. University for Energy and Natural Resources (Senior Lecturer)
3. Presbyterian University College, Ghana (Lecturer)
4. University for Development Studies (Senior Research Assistant)”
1. Acting Dean of Students – University of Environment and Sustainable Development (2021)
2. External Editor – Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Management (2021)
3. Patron – Natural Resource Students Association (UENR Chapter) (2019-2020)
4. Reviewer – Journal of Agricultural Studies (2020)
5. Coordinator for Training & Outreach – Centre for Climate Change and Gender Studies, University of Energy and Natural Resources (2019-2020)
6. Research Fellow – Regional Centre for Energy & Environmental Sustainability (2019 -date)
7. Academic Tutor- UENR (2015-2020)
8. Mentor, Zimba Women Mentors (2018 Cohort)
1. University Teachers Association of Ghana
2. Ghana Science Association
3. Development Studies Association UK/Africa
4. International Association for Society and Natural Resources
5. DAAD Development Studies Alumni Network, Ghana
CIRCLE Post-Doctoral Fellowship- 2016
1. Carleton University Gendered Design in STEAM (GDS) Program awards – 2020
2.CIRCLE Research Uptake 2 Project- 2017
3. Understanding and Acting on the Linkages Between Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights and Economic Rights Among Young Female Adults. Commissioned by ActionAid Ghana -2015
4.Situational Assessment of the Marginalized and Excluded Groups in the Upper West
Region. Commissioned by Plan Ghana – 2012