MR. ALBERT KOBINA MENSAH

He is a doctoral fellow, researcher and a DAAD Scholar at Ruhr University Bochum, Germany. Albert holds a Master of Science degree in water resources management from the Kenyatta University, Nairobi, in Kenya. He studied Bachelor of Science (Agricultural Science) at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. He was a Research Scientist at the Soil Science Department of the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. He also taught as an Integrated Science Teacher at Holy Child School in Cape Coast and served as an Assistant Examiner with the West African Examination Council (WAEC) between 2013 – 2014. He has collaborated internationally, carried out scientific research, laboratory analyses, authored and co-authored a number of scientific papers in peer reviewed journals. In June 2018, he was the lead author in a paper on biochar and compost use for soil and crop yield improvement in Ghana, published in Hindawi International Journal of Agronomy. In 2016, he co-authored a paper on the performance of the mining sector in Ghana and relative contribution of price and output to revenue growth, published in Elsevier Resources Policy Journal. In 2015, he was the lead author of a paper focusing on the environmental impacts of mining in mining communities in Ghana. In 2016, he was also a co-author of a research which looked at the factors affecting adoption of mulching by farmers in South Central Uganda, published in the International Journal of Sustainable Agricultural Management and Informatics. In 2018, he conducted a research which looked at socio-environmental reforms that could ensure cleaner production for sustainable artisanal and small scale mining in Africa. The findings of this study are published in the Journal of Sustainable Mining. Albert has published and reviewed scientific papers for journals on ameliorative options for restoring fertility of mine soils and his current PhD focuses on soils and tailings heavy metals contamination from mining and developing sustainable cost-effective remediation methods for cleaning. Albert is a Senior Research Fellow and Second Vice President of Institute of Liberty and Policy Innovation (ILAPI-GHANA), a policy Think Tank on liberty and free market in Ghana. He is also the founding president of Centre for Better Society Advocacy and Research Africa (CEBSAR-AFRICA), an anti-corruption think tank that focuses on research and advocacy on paradigm shifts and best-alternative options for creating a better society in Africa. He writes on social issues, need for good governance, leadership, and anti-corruption in Ghana.