Scientific African Team
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, GhanaSpecialty:
Conservation and Sustainability Studies
Philip Antwi-Agyei is a Senior Lecturer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. Philip is a Commonwealth Scholar, who obtained his PhD in Earth and Environment from the University of Leeds, United Kingdom in July, 2013. He also holds MSc degree from the University of Hull, United Kingdom and a BSc degree from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana.
Philip was a Lead Author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 1.5 oC Special Report, where he worked closely with other scientists across the globe on “Sustainable Development, Poverty Eradication and Reducing Inequalities”.
Philip is an interdisciplinary environmental (climate change) scientist, whose research involves developing innovative multi-scale approaches for assessing vulnerability to climate change for dryland African farming systems. His research uses spatial databases and field-based participatory studies within the broader understanding of how climate change affects food production and rural livelihoods from a developing country perspective.
In 2015, he was awarded one-year fellowship under the Climate Impacts Research Capacity and Leadership Enhancement (CIRCLE) program association of Commonwealth Universities and the African Academy of Sciences, Nairobi. During this fellowship, Philip explored unintended negative consequences (maladaptive outcomes) associated with household and community’s adaptation practices to climate change and variability. Philip has published extensively in leading international journals and consulted for international organisations including the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP, Ghana). Philip is a Visiting Researcher at the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy, University of Leeds, United Kingdom and a member of Ghana Science Association.