Prof. C. Wrigley-Asante

Dr. Charlotte Wrigley-Asante has an MPhil degree in Human Geography from the University of Oslo, Norway and a PhD in Geography and Resource Development from the University of Ghana, under the Norwegian Council of Universities Committee for Development Research and Education (NUFU) programme. She has previously worked as a development officer with the Gender Development Institute in Accra, Ghana that focused on gender and poverty issues in rural areas of Ghana. Currently she is a senior lecturer at the Department of Geography and Resource Development, University of Ghana. Her research and publications span both human and physical geography on issues such gendered poverty and empowerment; urban crime and poverty; gendered livelihoods in urban areas including cross-border trade issues; women and natural resources management; gender and climate change.

Dr. Wrigley-Asante has been a project team member on exploring Crime and Poverty Nexus in Urban Ghana, a project that received funding from the Canadian International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) as part of Safe and Inclusive Cities (SAIC) Initiatives. She has also been a team member of the Climate Change and Agricultural Adaptation Measures in the Transition Zone of Mid-Ghana with funding by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) by Tetra Tech ARD. She was a working group member on Social and Gender Integration for Millennium Development Authority for the Ghana Compact II Programme and also served on evaluation panels for the programme.

She has since 2015 been an editorial board member of Gender, Place and Culture: Journal of Feminist Geography, Routledge and reviewed several journal articles including Gender, Place and Culture: Journal of Feminist Geography, Geoforum, Geojournal and International Development Planning Review.

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