Staff Profiles

Mrs. Stella Britwum Acquah

Stella Britwum AcquahPosition: Senior Research Scientist
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Professional fields of interest

Information and Communication Technology, Information Systems, Statistics

Professional background

2015 MSc Statistics, Regent University College of Science and Technology, Ghana
2012 BSc Statistics, Regent University College of Science and Technology, Ghana
2008 Certificate in International Perspectives on Communication / PR, Christelijke Hogeschool, Ede, Netherlands
2003-2005 MBA Management Information Systems (MIS), University of Ghana, Legon
1993-1997 BSc (Hons) in Computer Science, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana.

Research Projects

  • Digitization of traditional knowledge on forest foods and medicinal plants in Ghana
  • Socio-economic and Agro-ecological analysis of agricultural landscapes for sustainable tree integration in Brong Ahafo and Western Regions of Ghana. Ghana Forest Investment Program
  • Strengthening the capacity of ITTO producer countries in Africa in generating and disseminating information on REDDES

Selected Publications

Sraku-Lartey, M., Acquah S. B., Samar S.B.; and Djagbletey G. D (2017). Digitization of indigenous knowledge on forest foods and medicines, IFLA Journal, p.340035216681326. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0340035216681326.

Acquah, S.B., Avuglah, R.K. and Harris, E. 2015. Impact of trade policies on wood products export in Ghana. American Journal of Mathematics and Statistics 5(5):221-229. doi:10.5923/j.ajms.20150505.01

Acquah, S.B., Avugla, R.K. and Harris, E. 2014. Time Series Behavior of the Volume of Wood Products Export in Ghana. International Journal of Statistics and Probability; 3 (4):12-24.

Acquah, S.B. and Oduro, K. A. 2012. Traditional Cloth Dyeing Enterprise at Ntonso: Challenges and Opportunities. West African Journal of Applied Ecology 20 (1):25-36.

Asenso–Gyambibi, D., Poku-Gyamfi, Y., Yeboah, F., Acquah, S.B. and Gambrah, A. 2011. Improving Land Administration in Ghana:  Application of Global Positioning System-PenMap for Systematic Title Registration of Properties. Journal of Building and Road Research 13(1): 37:46.

Obiri, B.D., Agyeman, V.K., Kyereh, B., Nutakor, E., Obeng, E.A., Agyeman, A. and Britwum, S. 2011. Perception and Participation of Local Communities in Tree Planting Initiatives in Northern Ghana.  Ghana Journal of Forestry 27(3):80-93.

Acquah, S.B. 2010. Analysis of Students’ Dissertation: A case for Promotion of Lesser-Used Vegetables in Ghana.  Agricultural and Food Science Journal of Ghana 8:617-630.

Cobbinah, J.R. and Acquah, S.B., 2014. Book of Abstracts-The Contribution of Forests to Ghana’s Economic Development, 75pp.

Agyeman, V.K., Senaya, J., Anglaaere, L.C.N,. Dedjoe, C.D, Foli, E. G. and Acquah, S. B. 2010. Soils of Degraded Forest Reserves and Key Species for Plantation Development in Ghana. Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, Accra, Ghana, ISBN: 978-9988-1-4362-6, x+ 84pp.

Acquah, S.B., Ewudzie E.E., Addo-Danso S.D.,Cobbinah J.R. 2007. GHANAREFS: Compilation of Titles and Analysis of Theses on Plants from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, University of Ghana and University of Cape Coast. Plant Resources of Tropical Africa Network Office, Kumasi, Ghana, 183pp.

Acquah, S.B., Pentsil, S., Appiah, N., Dumenu, W.K. and Darimani, B. 2013. Technologies for Forest Management, Utilization and Development. CSIR-Forestry Research Institute of Ghana, Kumasi, Ghana, ISBN 9988-7943-6-3, xi + 34pp.

Oduro, K.A., Duah-Gyamfi, A., Acquah, S.B. and Agyeman, V.K. 2012. Ghana Forest and Wildlife Handbook, Forestry Commission, Accra, Ghana, ISBN 978-9988-1-4365-7, xiii + 88pp.

Awards/Fellowships/Membership of Committees

  • Webmaster, Forestry Research Network of sub-Saharan Africa (FORNESSA )Information Service
  •  2006 - 2012 Regional Officer, Plant Resources of Tropical Africa (PROTA) Anglophone West Africa.
  • 2011 Head of Commercialization and Information Division, CSIR-FORIG
  • 2006-2010 Local RSA Treasurer, CSIR-FORIG