Lecturers- Management Studies

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Name:                         Ernest Mensah Abraham PhD

Faculty:                      Management Studies

Department:              Business Administration

Position:                     Lecturer

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Academic Areas of Interest: 

  • Development Studies
  • Natural Resources /Environmental Management
  • Environmental perception, attitudes and behaviour
  • Livelihoods and Institution Analysis
  • Strategic Management
  • Entrepreneurship Development



 Ernest Mensah Abraham is a Lecturer at USPA’s Department of Business Administration. Prior to joining academia, Dr. Abraham was a Research Officer at the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) in Accra from 2004 to 2008 during which his expertise in multidisciplinary research was brought to bear to execute various programmes and projects. Notable among them were the Resource Centres on Urban Agriculture and Food Security Programme and the Sustainable Water Management Improves Tomorrow Cities’ Health (SWITCH) project. He also contributed to other projects on environmental resources recycling.

Ernest Mensah Abraham has been involved in several interdisciplinary research activities which seek to promote the management of natural resources in both urban and rural settings. Specifically, he has been involved in research on how cities can ensure cleaner environments and enhanced livelihoods and food security for its inhabitants.  He has been involved in several national and international conferences, seminars and workshop which seek to improve the linkage between society, environment, and development. He actively stays abreast of scientific developments as a member of the Ghana Science Association.

Dr. Abraham was born in Cape Coast, the Central Region of Ghana.


Academic Degrees

  • PhD - University of Greenwich, United Kingdom - 2011
  • MPhil - University of Ghana - 2004
  • - University of Ghana - 2000


Published Journal Articles

  1. Abraham, E. M., Cofie, O., Raschid-Sally, L., and Martin, A. (2009). Water Dependent Livelihoods in Selected Communities: Analysis of practices and perception of water quality in Accra. Sustainable Water Management Improves Tomorrow Cities Health (SWITCH) project Scientific Meeting. Delft, The Netherlands, 4-7 October, 2009.
  2. Raschid-Sally., D. Van Rooijen, E. Abraham (2008). Analysing Productive Use of Domestic water and Wastewater for Urban Livelihoods of the Poor: A Study from Accra, Ghana. International Symposium on Multiple Use Water Services. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 4-6th November 2008
  3. O. Cofie, P. Drechsel, S. Abuttal, R. van Veenhuizen and E. M. Abraham (2008) Resource Recovery from Urban Waste: Options and Challenges for Community based Composting in sub-Saharan Africa. International Conference on Water and Sanitation in International Development and Disaster Relief, 28-30th May 2008. University of Edingburg, UK.
  4. Abraham, E.M, van Rooijen D., Cofie O., Raschid-Sally, L.(2007). Planning Urban Water dependent-livelihood Opportunities for the poor in Accra, Ghana. International Water Management Institute. SWITCH Scientific Meeting, University of Birmingham, UK. 9-10 January 2007.13p.
  5. Abraham, E.M., Drechsel, P., Cofie, O. (2006). The Challenge of Urban Flood Control: The Case of Accra’s Korle Lagoon. Paper presented at the 5th Worldwide Workshop for Young Environmental Scientist in France. 8th-14th May 2006. 8p.


Courses Taught

  1. PDBA 201 Business Policy and Strategy
  2. PBBS 404 Business Policy and Strategy
  3. PWBS 421 Business Policy and Strategy
  4. BGEC 104 Introduction to Environmental Management
  5. PDPR 203 Introduction to Environmental Management
  6. PWBS 209 Introduction to Environmental Management
  7. PWBS 402 Environmental Management
  8. PBBS 302 Entrepreneurship Development
  9. MBAP 606 Environmental management and auditing for the oil and gas industry
  10. MBAP 618 Corporate governance and Natural Resources Management



  • Ghana Science Association
  • Alumnus, University of Greenwich, United Kingdom

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