University of Cape Coast

A lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Cape Coast (UCC), Ghana. A PhD (Law) student at the University of Ghana, Legon.

Holds 3-Year Post-Secondary Teachers Certificate ‘A’ from Foso Teacher Training College with professional teaching experience at basic and high schools from 2001 to 2013. Headed the Languages Department of Efutu Senior High School, Cape Coast from 2009 to 2013. Established and managed a private school, Jabez High Academy from 2002 to 2015. Appointed by the President of the Republic of Ghana as District Chief Executive for Twifo Hemang Lower Denkyira, Central region from 2013 to 2017. 

Graduated from UCC in 2007 with a B. Ed (Majoring in English). Studied for M.A (Governance and Sustainable Development) from UCC in 2013. 

Graduated with LL. B in 2018 from the Faculty of Law, UCC. Received an ABSA Bank scholarship through the International Development Law Unit of the Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria (UP) to read a Master of Laws (LL. M) in International Trade, Investment and Business Law in Africa. Researched Receivable Financing for SMEs for LL.M. His thesis was on the topic ‘Factoring as a means of promoting small and medium scale enterprises: The case for a legal framework for credit factoring in Ghana’ and was supervised by Dr Omo Oyeniyi Abe and Prof. Daniel Bradlow. Received the Social Responsibility Award for the LL. M (TILA) batch of 2019 at UP. 

Holds Advanced Certificates in Civil Society Law in Africa, Business and Human Rights Law in Africa, Rights to Development, Results-Based Monitoring and Evaluation in Development Projects, Management Consultancy, Administration and Management.

Mr Korankye-Sakyi was admitted to the  Institute for Global Law and Policy at the Harvard Law School as a Global Academy Scholar in 2023.  

Research interests include International trade finance (focus on MSMEs),  Investment/Business and human rights, Banking reforms and regulations, Local governance and development law, Regional integration (focus on Africa), Human rights law, Civil Justice Reforms in Africa, Environmental and Climate law.

In 2020 he won a research grant from the Directorate of Research, Innovation and Consultancy, University of Cape Coast, Ghana as a Co-Investigator for a project titled “Access to justice: An empirical examination of the legal needs of prisoners in Ghana.” 

A Notes and Review Editor for the University of Cape Coast Law Journal. Currently the Registration and Examination Officer for the Faculty of Law, UCC. 

Reviewer for Speculum Juris, De Jure Law Journal, University of Pretoria, South Africa and Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal, North-West University, South Africa from 2019 to date.

He has been an External Assessor for the School of Law, University of Professional Studies, Accra, Ghana since 2022 for LL. B students' long essays.  

He has participated in and presented papers at local and international conferences, including those organised by UNESCO, AAU, UNDP, AU. Published refereed journal articles and book chapters. Selected publications include:

Korankye-Sakyi, F.K., Abe, O.O., Yin, E.T. (2023). Revisiting MSMEs Financing Through Banking Reform Processes: Assessing the Ghanaian Legal Experiences. In: Peprah, J.A., Derera, E., Ngalawa, H., Arun, T. (eds) Financial Sector Development in Ghana. Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Banking and Financial Institutions. 207-229, (Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.)

Korankye-Sakyi, F.K., Atupare, P. A., & Yin, E.T. (2022). Domestication of International Law on the Environment and Climate Change in Ghana: Challenges and Prospects. In Addadzi-Koom, M. E., Addaney, M., Nkansah, L. A. (eds.), Democratic governance, law, and development in Africa. 609-636,(London: Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.) 

Korankye-Sakyi, F.K. (2022). Ghana’s State of Affairs on Business and Human Rights in the Light of the Decision in the Case of Lungowe V Vedanta (2019). International Trade Law Journal. 1(1), 152-174.

Korankye-Sakyi, F.K., Faakye, S. & Atupare, P. A. (2022) Critical reflections on the justiciability of the right to education in Ghana. African Human Rights Law Journal. 22(1), 161-186.

Korankye-Sakyi, F. K. & Oluyeju, O. (2022). Leveraging regulatory interventions in the receivables financing industry to stimulate the growth of small businesses in Ghana. Speculum Juris. 36(1). 184-200.

Korankye-Sakyi F.K. & Yin, E.T. (2022). Analysis of Ghana's SMEs industrial policy approach: A call for a new beginning. UCC Law Journal. 2(1),133-156.

Zutah, J.T, Yin, E.T, Atupare, P.A. & Korankye-Sakyi, F.K (2021). Licensed to Kill? Contextualising Medical Misconduct, Malpractice and The Law in Ghana. University of Cape Coast Law Journal, 1(2), 49-118.

Yin, E.T, Korankye-Sakyi, F.K. & Atupare, P. A. (2021). Prisoners’ access to justice: Family support, prison legal education, and court proceedings. Journal of Politics and Law. 14(4), 113-125.

Korankye-Sakyi, F.K. & Attakora Dwomoh, K. (2021). Towards a conducive investment climate within ECOWAS: The case for the amendment of sections 27 and 28 of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre Act 865 of 2013. University of Cape Coast Law Journal, 1(1), 57-80.

Korankye-Sakyi, F. K. (2021). The Role of International Financial Institutions in Protecting the Vulnerable During Pandemics: Focus on World Bank in Developing Economies. Journal of Business Diversity (JBD), 21(2), 170-173. 

Korankye-Sakyi, F. K. (2020). Fighting the COVID-19 Today: A Reflection on Positioning AfCFTA for the Future. AfronomicsLaw Blog Journal.

Korankye-Sakyi, F.K. (2021).The civil justice reform debate: An African perspective. In Yin, E. T. & Kofie, N. (Eds.). Advancing Civil Justice Reform and Conflict Resolution in Africa and Asia: Comparative Analyses and Case Studies. 46-62, New York: IGI Global Publishers. 

Media Articles include: 

Reported severally in local and international media on international trade, international relations and trade finance for SMEs. 

Founder and Senior Consultant at “Centre for African Trade and Investment Policies’- a research and consulting firm in Cape Coast. 

Served as MSMEs Strategy Consultant for the Department of Entrepreneurship, Faculty of Economics and Management, University of Pretoria, South Africa.

Serves as a National Council Member of the Ghana National Chamber of Commerce and Industry(GNCCI).

He was a member of the International Chamber of Commerce Working Group on Trade and MSMEs in 2019 that prepared a policy paper for the 12th WTO Ministerial Conference. 

His training, experiences and qualifications intersect in teaching, governance, policy, entrepreneurship, research and legal.

A member of the Socio-Legal Studies Association, UK, the Global Business and Human Rights Scholars Association, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the International Trade Finance Professionals, the International Boardroom Institute, the Institute of Management Consultants and Ghana Chamber of Commerce.