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Shine Francis Gbedemah (Ph.D.)


Senior Lecturer, Acting Head, Department of Geography and Earth Sciences
School of Natural and Environmental Sciences




Shine Francis Gbedemah (Ph.D.) is a Senior Lecturer and Acting Head, of the Department of Geography and Earth Science, University of Environment and Sustainable Development, Ghana. He specialized in Development and Sustainability Science. He holds BA and MPhil degrees in Geography and Resource Development from the University of Ghana, Legon and MSc degree in International Environmental Science from Lund University, Sweden; a certification in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK. He also holds a Ph.D. in Geography from University of Leicester, UK. He was the co-ordinator of the BA Rural Development and Ecotourism, and the MSc Environmental Sustainability and Management programmes of Wisconsin International University College, Ghana from October 2014 to February 2018. He was the Head of the Quality Assurance and Institutional Relations Unit (QAIRU) of Wisconsin International University College, Ghana from 2014 to February 2020. Dr. Gbedemah also taught as a part time lecturer in Zenith University College and University of Professional Studies (UPSA).
He has passion for promoting indigenous environmental management practices and its dissemination to the wider population. Dr. Gbedemah is also into environmental education especially educating people on indigenous practices that hinges on sustainability. As a University academic since 2011, he teaches various courses in Introduction to Rural Development; Introduction to Environmental Management; Corporate Environmental Management; Waste Management; Sustainable Development; Rural Planning in Developing Countries; Development Theories; and African Studies and resource conservation and management. He is a member of the Royal geographical Society and Ghana geography Association. He is married with two children. His hobbies are travelling to indigenous spaces, sightseeing and gardening.

1. Indigenous practices;
2. Sustainable development;
3. Waste management;
4. Climate change impact and adaptation;
5. Resource conservation
6. Environmental education;
7. Poverty and environment;

Gbedemah, S.F., Swatson-Oppong, S., Adanu, S.K. (2021). Sustainability practices and
Motivation for adopting organic pineapple farming in the Ekumfi district of the Central Region of Ghana. In: Leal Filho W.,

Azeiteiro U.M., Setti A.F.F. (eds) Sustainability in Natural Resources Management and Land Planning. World Sustainability Series. Springer, Cham. (pp. 149-167)

Adanu, K.S, Abole, T. & Gbedemah, S. F. (2021). Use of indigenous knowledge to predict
rainfall in the Yendi Municipality, Ghana. Geojournal.

Adanu, S, Attah, K & Gbedemah, S. F. (2020). Challenges of adopting sustainable technologies
in E-waste management at Agbogbloshie, Ghana. Heliyon 6.

Cudjoe, E., & Gbedemah, S. F. (2020). The new roles of Legon Botanical garden as visitor
destination in Ghana. Journal of Sustainable Tourism and Entrepreneurship, 1(1), 23-35.

Gbedemah, S.F. & Botchway, N. (2019). Sustainability practices in a manufacturing company
in Tema, Ghana. Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa 21 (1): 50 – 60.

Gbedemah, S.F, Torgbor, F. O & Kufogbe, S. K. (2018). Adaptation strategies of poultry
farmers to rising temperature in the greater Accra region of Ghana. West Africa Journal of Applied Ecology 27 (SI); 41-53.

Botchway, N. & Gbedemah. S. F. (2018). Corporate environmental management systems and
outcomes: A case study of ISO 14001 implementation in a cable manufacturing company in Tema, Ghana. European Scientific Journal 14 (31) 320-336.

Murimi, S. M. & Gbedemah, S.F. (2018). Suitability of rice husk and chicken droppings as
organic fertilizer for sustainable agriculture in Ghana. Journal of Environmental Issues and Agriculture in Developing Countries 10 (2):63- 78.

Gbedemah, S.F & Adanu, S. (2017). Sources and levels of noise pollution in Mataheko, a newly
developing community near Tema, Ghana. In Nukpezah, D; Mensah, A; Ofori, B, Rapp, B and Gomez, J. M. (eds.), Dialogue on sustainability and environmental management, Shaker Verlag, Aachen.

Gbedemah, S.F, (2014). Water sector reforms and community water facility management in the
Akatsi District of Ghana. Wisconsin Journal IV, 1-19.

Gbedemah, S.F, (2009). Learning from non-governmental organizations (NGOs): Community
participation in water facilities provision in the Ho district of Ghana In J, Fayen, K Shannon and M Neville (eds), Water and Urban Development Paradigms: Towards an Integration of Engineering, Design and Management Approaches. London; Francis and Taylor.