Elizabeth Koryoo Dapaah

Elizabeth Koryoo Dapaah is an MA student coming from Ghana, West Africa. She will be conducting her research under the supervision of Dr. Leila Harris. Her work will look into a comparative case study analysis of Water Governance, Delivery and Access among Indigenous and Migrant Low Income Communities in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA). Her work seeks to question how water use and access is connected with governance and broader socio-political processes within the city. Specifically, it would explore how migrant and indigenous poor communities negotiate access to water and the role of informal networks and institutions in this regard.

She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Hons.) in Geography and Resource Development with Political Science from the University of Ghana, Legon and a certificate in Disaster Risk Reduction in Urban Areas and Community Information Base for Environmental Management (EHM) and Disaster Risk Reduction from the African Urban Risk Analysis Network (AURAN) and the same University. Before her enrollment in UBC, she worked as a Research Assistant on National Service with the University of Ghana, Department of Geography and Resource Development. She has sponsorship from the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) to enable her pursue her Master’s Degree.

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