John-Baptist Naah


+49 1521 4677138


Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn

Office address: Geographical Institute
Otto-Fischer straße 4
D-50674 Cologne, Germany


  • Alumni


Core Research Programme

Research interests:

Ethnoecology (ethnobotany); Rangeland ecology & wildlife management; Decentralized renewable energy technologies; Rural livelihood impacts assessment; Local ecological knowledge (LEK) on forage resources for livestock production.

Programs and Research Projects:

  • 2.2 Grazing Land Management

Professional experience:

2008-2009: District Director, National Service Secretariat (NSS), Nadowli District, Upper West region, Ghana.

2006-2007: Teaching and Research Assistant, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana.

2006-2006 (three months): Intern in Nurnberg Zoo, Nurnberg, Germany- under the supervision of PD Dr. Dr. Udo Ganslosser.

Education & Training:

2012-2016: PhD fellow pursuing Ethnoecology/Ethnobotany, Institute of Geography, University of Cologne, Germany.

2009-2011: MSc degree in Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics, Cologne University of Applied Sciences, Germany.

2002-2006: BSc degree in Natural Resources Management (Wildlife and Range Management), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana.

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