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Dr. Peter Narh

Research Fellow
Societies and Cultures

Peter Narh is an Environmental Social Scientist at the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana. His research addresses questions around the social foundations of conservation of environmental resources. He thus applies these questions to understanding approaches to any forms of environmental resources conservation and governance, with agriculture as a particular focus. Currently, his research fields are in Kenya and Ghana. He holds a PhD in Development Studies (Environmental governance option) from the University of Bayreuth in Germany.


PhD in Development Studies (Environmental governance specialization), University of Bayreuth, Germany

MPhil in Development Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana

BA in Geography and Resource Development, University of Ghana

Research interests
  • Social mobilisation
  • Agricultural and environmental resources conservation
  • Land governance
  • Social units as sites of response to and transformation of environmental challenges.
Research projects

Peter Narh currently is involved in the following projects:

  • Personal research on social responses to environmental resources conservation in Kenya
  • Member of research team, Transregional research on the changing nature of precarious work in Africa and the Arab region, Project is funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York.
  • Member of research team, Domestic Security Implications of UN Peacekeeping i(D-SIP), Project is funded by the Danish Institute for International Studies.
  • Member of research team, Oil and Gas implications for urban space in Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana. Project is funded by Ghana Gas Company.
Recent publications

Narh, Peter (2021 accepted; forthcoming). Towards a socially oriented agricultural model for Africa’s renaissance. Journal of Black Studies, USA.

Narh, Peter (2021 accepted; forthcoming) Contestations and resistance in the sugarcane economy in Mumias, Kenya. Cadernos de Estudos Africanos, a journal published by the Centro de Estudos Internacionais of ISCTE-IUL, Lisbon.

Narh, Peter (2021). Traversing state, agribusinesses, and farmers’ land discourse in Kenyan commercial intensive agriculture’ Chapter contribution to book, title, “Social outcomes of land reforms in post-Cold War Africa: Community, chief and the state”. Springer 


Undergraduate level

  • UGRC220, Appropriate Technologies for Development in Africa, UG City campus
  • UGRC220, Appropriate Technologies for Development in Africa, UG Main campus

Graduate level

  • AFST601, Research Methods
  • AFST602, Advanced Research Methods
  • AFST727, Topics in Research Methods
  • AFST712, Water Resources, Livelihoods, and Development