Forest and Climate Change

This programme will deal with harnessing forests, agroforestry and trees for climate change mitigation and will support risk management through enhanced prediction of climate impacts on forest genetic resources and other ecosystem services.

The Forest and Climate Change Division is currently headed by Dr Gloria Djaney Djagbletey The Division has a staff strength comprising 9 senior members, 5 senior staff and 14 junior staff.

Priority areas include:

  1. Vulnerability assessment
  2. Development of landscape management systems /production technologies adapted to climate change and variability in time and space
  3. Land use practices and impacts on emissions, livelihoods and environmental sustainability
  4. Institutional arrangements and incentives that enable communities to reduce GHGs and improve livelihoods
  5. Innovative risk management strategies that foster resilient rural livelihoods for sustainable landscape restoration
  6. Climate change impacts on natural resources and mitigation measures.


Name Position Field of Expertise
Gloria Djaney Djagbletey (Mrs.) (PhD) Senior Research Scientist Tree physiology
Ernest G. Foli (PhD) (Contract Staff) Principal Research Scientist Forest inventory and mensuration
Daniel Shalom Addo-Danso (PhD) Research Scientist  
Gloria Kukurije Adeyiga(Ms). Research Scientist  
Reginald Tang Guuroh (PhD) Research Scientist  Forest and Livelihoods
Dorothy Asare Akoto Principal Technologist  
George K.D. Ametsitsi Research Scientist  
Daniel K. Debrah Principal Technologist  
Christian Opoku Kwarteng Principal Technologist  


Name Position
Margaret Adubigire Chief Admin. Assistant
Michael Ampah Principal Admin. Assistant
Abigail Amponsah Ofosu-Brakoh Technical Officer
Tracy Amponsah Akoto-Bamfo Technical Officer
Helena Oboamah Asiedu Technical Officer (Catering)


Akabayie Sampson Security Assistant Gd. 1
King Kwabla Hiatorpe Snr. Security Assistant
Michael Asaa Akayagre Security Assistant Gd. 1
Kwame Tawiah Asst. Overseer Gd.1
Abdul Atinga Asst. Overseer Gd.1
Ebenezer Oware Tweneboah Asst. Overseer Gd.1
Haruna Issaka (Mesewam) Asst. Overseer Gd.1
Samuel Boateng Supervisor Gd I
Cletus Akudbilla Ayabilla Supervisor Gd. 1
Leticia  Laadi Atareyure  Supervisor Gd. 1
Peter Ayambire Amoah Supervisor |Gd. 1
John Mensah Senior labourer
Amos Ania Akanzire Supervisor Gd. 11
Jennifer Osei  Owusu Supervisor Gd. 11


Entomology Laboratory

Field Stations

  • Mesewam
  • Bobiri
  • Bolga / Bawku

New Handbook On Wood Density - Copies Available At CSIR-FORIG

Conference And Training Facilities - Contact Commercialization Division For Details
Water Front Conference Facility UP Coming Beekeeping Training UP Coming Snail Farming Training

Who We Are

Forestry Research Institute of Ghana is one of the 13 institutes of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). It is located at Fumesua near Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. It started as a research unit within the Forestry Department in 1962. It was fully established as a research institute and named FOREST PRODUCTS RESEARCH INSTITUTE (FPRI) under the then Ghana Academy of Sciences in 1964 and in 1968 placed under the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

Contact Us

The Director
Forestry Research Institute of Ghana
P. O. Box UP 63 KNUST
Kumasi, Ghana

Tel :+233-(0)3220-60123/60373
Fax :+233-(0)3220-60121
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