Professor Dzodzi Tsikata

Research Areas

  • Gender and Development Issues
  • Gender Equity Policies and Practices
  • Land Tenure Systems and Agrarian Livelihoods
  • The Politics of Land Tenure Reforms
  • Informal Labour Relations and Work Conditions
  • Gender issues in Higher Education



Dzodzi Tsikata 2001 (edited volume), Gender Training in Ghana, Woeli, Accra, ISBN 9964-978-76-6, pp. 1-445.

Dzodzi Tsikata, (2006) Living in the Shadow of the Large Dams: Long Term Responses of Downstream and Lakeside Communities of Ghana Volta River Project (Brill, Leiden & Boston), ISBN-10:90 04 14144 8, pp. 1-439.

Dzodzi Tsikata and Pamela Golah (editors), (2010) Land Tenure, Gender and Globalisation: Research and Analysis from Africa, Asia and Latin America (Zubaan and International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Ottawa, Cairo, Dakar, Montevideo, Nairobi, New Delhi and Singapore), ISBN 978-155250-463-5, pp 1-299.

Journal Articles

2009- Dzodzi Tsikata and Dede Esi Amanor-Wilks (Guest Editors), Feminist Africa, Issue 12, Land, Labour and Gendered Livelihoodspp. 1-122 

2009- Dzodzi Tsikata, Gender, Land and Labour Relations and Livelihoods in Sub-Saharan Africa in the era of Economic Liberalisation: Towards a Research Agenda, Feminist Africa, Issue 12, pp 11-30. 

2008- Dzodzi Tsikata, Gli Interessi Delle Donne Sulla Terra in Ghana: Continuit , Cambiamenti e Persistenti Disuguaglianze, Afriche e Orienti X: 3-4. (English version-Women's Land Interests in Ghana: Continuities, Changes and Persistent Inequalities attached). 

2005 Dzodzi Tsikata, Downstream Rural Communities and the Volta River Project: Long Term Responses to Environmental Changes and State Neglect, Ghana Social Science Journal, Vol. 3. June/December 2005, No. 1 & 2, pp 1-32

2004- Dzodzi Tsikata, The Volta River Project and Tongu Ewe Migrant Communities along the Volta Lake: A Case of Development Unintended Consequences? Research Review, Vol. 20. No. 2, 2004, pp.33-51. 

2003 Ann Whitehead and Dzodzi Tsikata, Policy Discourses on Womens  Land Rights in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Implications of the Re-turn to the Customary in Journal of Agrarian Change, Vol. 3 Numbers 1 and 2, January and April 2003, pp. 67-112. 

2003 Dzodzi Tsikata, Securing Womens Interests within Land Tenure Reforms: Recent Debates in Tanzania in Journal of Agrarian Change, Vol. 3 Numbers 1 and 2, January and April 2003, pp. 149-183.  

Book Chapters

2010- Mariama Awumbila and Dzodzi Tsikata, Economic Liberalisation, Changing Resource Tenures and Gendered Livelihoods: A Study of Small-Scale Gold Mining and Mangrove Exploitation in Rural Ghanaâ€
, in Dzodzi Tsikata and Pamela Golah (eds)., Land Tenure, Gender and Globalisation: 

Research and Analysis from Africa, Asia and Latin America, Zubaan and International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Ottawa, Cairo, Dakar,Montevideo, Nairobi, New Delhi and Singapore, pp. 98-144. 

1996, Tsikata, D. Gender, Kinship and the Control of Resources in Southern Colonial Ghana
, in Palriwala, R. and Risseeuw, C. (eds), Shifting Circles of Support: Contextualising Gender and Kinship in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, Sage Publications, New Delhi, pp. 110-132. 

Technical Papers

2009- Dzodzi Tsikata-The Global Financial Crisis and Women in West Africa: Developing Impacts and the Implications of Policy Responses, Brief 6, AWID, Toronto, pp. 1-17 

Aryeetey, E. Ayee, J, Ninsin, K. and Tsikata, D. 2007. The Politics of Land Tenure Reform in Ghana: From the Crown Lands Bills to the Land Administration Project
, ISSER Technical Paper, No. 71, Accra, pp. 1-83. 

Agbosu, L., Awumbila, M., Dowuona-Hammond, C. and Tsikata, D.2007. Customary and Statutory Land Tenure and Land Policy in Ghana, ISSER Technical Paper, No. 70, Accra, pp. 1-126. 

Contributions to Special Reports

2010- Contributor, Assessing Regional Integration in Africa (ARIA IV), Joint publication of ECA, AUC and AfDB. 

2009- Adelle Blackett and Dzodzi Tsikata, Vulnerable Workers, in Frédéric Mégret, Florian Hoffmann et al. Dignity: A Special Focus on Vulnerable Groups", Swiss Initiative to Commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the UDHR, June 2009, pp. 59-69 

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