Jewel Andoh (PhD)

Position:Research Scientist

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  • Professional field of Interest
    Forest Policy and Economics, Climate Change Mitigation, REDD+, Forest Landscape Restoration, Agroforestry, Rural Development

Professional Background

  • 2017 –2021: PhD in Regional Development (Yeungnam University, South Korea)
    2015 – 2016: MSc in Forest Resources and Ecological Restoration (Yeungnam University, South Korea)
    2006 – 2010: BSc in Agriculture (University of Cape Coast, Ghana)

Past Research Projects

  • New Generation of Forest Technology Development Research, Research Centre for Advanced Forest Technology. Funded by Korea Forest Service (2014-2019), [Project No. 2013069E10-1719-AA03]
    International Forestry Cooperation Research, focusing on REDD+ under the new climate Regime. Funded by Korea Forest Service(2018-2020),[Project No. 2018112A00-1820-BB01]


Selected Publications

  • Andoh, J.,& Lee, Y. (2018). National REDD+ Strategy for Climate Change Mitigation: A Review and Comparison of Developing Countries. Sustainability, 10(12), 4781. DOI: 10.3390/su10124781.
    Andoh, J.,& Lee, Y. (2018). Forest transition through reforestation policy integration: A comparative study between Ghana and the Republic of Korea. Forest Policy and Economics, 90, 12-21. DOI: 10.1016/j.forpol.2018.01.009.
    Andoh, J., Chang, J.B., & Lee, Y. (2018). Analyzing the effect of socio-economic factors on deforestation using an Environmental Kuznets Curve model. Korean Journal of Agricultural Economics, 59, 169-189. DOI: 10.24997/KJAE.2018.59.3.169.
    Kiyani, P., Andoh, J., Lee, Y., & Lee, D. K. (2017). Benefits and challenges of agroforestry adoption: a case of Musebeya sector, Nyamagabe District in southern province of Rwanda. Forest Science and Technology, 13(4), 174-180. DOI: 10.1080/21580103.2017.1392367.
    Thaung, H.M., Andoh, J.,& Lee, Y. (2017). Household’s willingness to pay for riparian forest buffer conservation: A case study of Inle Lake, Myanmar.Korean Journal of Forest Economics, 24 (1), 61-72.
    Phway, W.T., Oo, K.Z., Khaing, N., Andoh, J., Lee, D.K., & Lee, Y. (2017). Effects of deforestation on environmental and socioeconomic status of local people: A case study in Myanaung and Labutta Townships, Myanmar. Korean Journal of Forest Economics, 24 (2), 25-39.
    Owusu-Sekyere, J.D., Andoh, J., & Nyarko, K. (2011). Climate Change and Crop Production in the Mfantseman Area of Ghana. J. Appl. Environ. Biol. Sci., 1, 134-141.

Conference papers

  • Andoh, J., &Lee, Y. Tracing the living condition and poverty status of rural forest households for effective and equitable institutionalization of REDD+ safeguards in Ghana. Presented at the 2019 FLARE Annual Conference, University of Michigan, USA. August 2019.
    2018 REDD+ International Symposium, Korea Forest Service. Seoul, Korea, October, 2018.
    Andoh, J.,& Lee, Yohan. Forest rehabilitation policies: a comparative study between the Republic of Korea and Ghana. 2017 Economics Joint Conference, Korean Forest Economics Society. Sogang University, Republic of Korea. February 2017.
    Andoh, J., & Lee, Yohan.REDD+: opportunities and challenges in Africa. Korean Association for Local Government Studies (KLOGS) International Conference. Haeundae Grand Hotel, Busan, Republic of Korea, July 2017.
    Andoh, J., Brako, P., Afriyei, K.K.O. Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) in Ghana: The Saemaul Undong approach. Paper presented at the PSPS 2015 Saemaul Development Action Plan Contest. Hotel Inter-Burgo, Daegu, Republic of Korea. October 2015. Pg. 38-56.


  • Awards/Fellowships

    Yeungnam University International Student Scholarship Award for Doctoral Studies.
    Korean Government Promotion Agency (KGPA), now Korean Forestry Promotion Institute (Kofpi), Scholarship Award for Master Studies.
    Excellence Award for ‘Self-Help’ Spirit at Park Chung Hee School of Policy and Saemaul, Yeungnam University.
  • 2015/2016 Korea Forestry Promotion Institute Scholarship Award
    Park Chung Hee School of Policy and Saemaul 2016 Excellence Award for Self-Help
    2017/2020 Yeungnam University International Student Scholarship Award


  • Affiliations

    Member,Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, Florida, USA.
    Member, Sustainable Development Network Solutions (SDSN), New York, USA.
  • Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), New York, USA
    Coffee Federation of Ghana
    CSIR Research Staff Association


About us

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
Email : [email protected]