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Dr. Peter Narh

Research Fellow
Societies and Cultures

Peter Narh is a sustainability scientist. Through his research, he builds depth of knowledge on West and East African experiences of environmental, social, and economic sustainability, particularly in Ghana and Kenya, which are currently his research sites. He is also equipped with skills in qualitative and quantitative social science research, including use of software such as Atlas.ti, SPSS, and ABM modelling.


PhD Development Studies – University of Bayreuth

MPhil Development Studies – Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

BA Geography and Resource Development – University of Ghana

Research Interest
  • International and local sustainability reporting;
  • Community-corporate resource relations and environmental conservation
  • Entrepreneurship and environmental behaviour
Research Activities

Peter Narh currently is running two projects:

  • Investigation of the transformative effects of international and local sustainability reporting mechanisms on farmers’ environmental behaviour among sugarcane producers in Ghana and Kenya.
  • Youth entrepreneurship as driver for environmental conservation in Ghana

Narh, P. et al. (2016), Land sector reforms in Ghana, Kenya, and Vietnam: A comparative analysis of their effectiveness. Land 2016 (5)8; doi: 10.3390/land5020008

Narh, P. (2015), Sand winning in Dormaa as an interlocking of livelihood strategies with environmental governance regimes. Journal of Environment, Development, and Sustainability (no. 10668). doi. 10.1007/s10668015-9657-7

Narh, P. (2014), Relationship between stewards and stockholders in environmental governance. Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Management 1(3), 2014: 133-139. (ISSN: 2026-6189)

Narh, P. (2013), Transcending dominant notions of development. In, G. Alemu and P. Narh (Eds.), Challenging notions of development and change from everyday life in Africa. Bayreuth BIGSAS African studies working papers 4/2013: pp. 49-70. Available online at:

Conference proceedings

  • Paper presented at 2nd Kwame Nkrumah Pan-African Intellectual and Cultural Festival, June-July 2017, organised by the Kwame Nkrumah Chair of the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana.
  • Paper to be presented at the biennial conference of the Association for African Studies in Germany (VAD e.V.) from 27 to 30 June 2018 in Leipzig, Germany
  • AFST712 Water Resources, Livelihoods, and Development in Africa (co-lecturer)
  • AFST727 Topics in Research Methods (co-lecturer)
  • AFST602 Advanced Research Methods (co-lecturer)
  • AFST601 Research Methods (co-lecturer)
  • UGRC220 Appropriate Technologies for Development in Africa (co-lecturer)