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Dr. Gift Dumedah Wins Volvo Research and Educational Foundation 2022 Research Grant

Dr. Gift Dumegah

Dr. Gift Dumedah of the Department of Geography and Rural Development, in partnership with the Regional Transport Research and Education Centre Kumasi (TRECK) has been awarded the Volvo Research and Educational Foundation (VREF) 2022 Research Grant.

The VREF award will be used to undertake the project titled, “Mapping unequal accessibility to socioeconomic and cultural opportunities in informal urban settlements across two Sub-Sahara African Cities”. The project will develop a measure for evaluating access to equitable mobility in informal urban settlements in two Sub-Sahara African cities: Kumasi, Ghana, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. A scorecard to be developed through the project will greatly facilitate equitable and targeted intervention efforts towards improving access to socioeconomic and cultural opportunities for all persons in informal urban settlements.

Dr. Gift Dumedah is leading the project with partners at KNUST, and international partners from the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, USA. The KNUST partners include Prof. Charles Anum Adams, Department of Civil Engineering and Director of TRECK; Prof. Esmeranda Manful, Department of Sociology and Social Work; and Dr. Samuel Ato Andam-Akorful, Department of Geomatic Engineering. The award details at the VREF website are available here.