Dr. Mariama Awumbila is the Head, Centre for Migration Studies and also
Senior Lecturer, Department of Geography and Resource Development, both at
the University of Ghana.
She holds a Bachelors degree in Geography with
Sociology, a Post Graduate Diploma (Population Studies) from the University
of Ghana and a Ph.D. (Geography) from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne,
Her research interests includes population, gender, environment and
development inter-relationships, migration and development and in
participatory research methodologies. She has undertaken extensive research
and published in the areas of migration, livelihoods and development, land
and natural resource tenure and management, gender and development and
poverty reduction strategies. She has also provided extension services for
several national and international agencies and community based
organizations in Ghana.
She is a member of the international Geographical
Union (IGU) steering committee on Gender and Geography, the Union of African
Population Scientists, and the Ghana Geographical Association. She currently
serves on several national Boards including the Ghana Statistical Service
Board, the Ghana National Council for Tertiary Education, the University
Council of the University for Development Studies among others.