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Professor Charlotte Wrigley-Asante
Past Director (2018 - 2021)
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Prof. Charlotte Wrigley-Asante was the Director of the Centre for Gender Studies and Advocacy. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Resource Development, University of Ghana, and is co-Director (Ghana) of the Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa (MIASA), based at the University of Ghana campus. Her main research areas include gender, urbanization, poverty, and empowerment issues in Ghana. She has conducted research in the areas of gendered livelihoods focusing specifically on women and natural resources management, women in informal cross-border trading in urban Ghana; gender dynamics of crime and safety in urban public spaces; and gender and climate change issues in Ghana. Research in the area of climate change has focused on the gendered implications of climate change on small-holder agricultural farmers and the gender differences in their adaptation strategies in different geographical settings. Future research areas intend to focus on the nexus between gender, climate change, and renewable energy vis-à-vis gender and air pollution issues in Ghana. She has published extensively in several peer-reviewed journals including “Gender, Space, and Place: Journal of Feminist Geography’; ‘Journal of Gender Studies’ and ‘International Development Planning Review’.