University of Cape Coast

Yvonne Dodzi Ami Adjakloe holds a PhD in Gender Studies from the University of Malaysia, Sarawak. She has a B A (Social Sciences) Degree and an MPhil in Geography both from the University of Cape Coast. For her MPhil and PhD, Dr Adjakloe worked on water access and management for her MPhil thesis and later investigated the gendered responses to water resources governance in Ghana for her PhD thesis.

Dr Adjakloe served the Department of Geography and Regional (UCC) as a National Service Personnel after completing her undergraduate degree and later was employed as a Research Assistant in the same department. She was then promoted to a Principal Research Assistant when she completed her MPhil. She is currently a lecturer in the department, teaching gender, rural resource management and development issues.

Dr Adjakloe’s primary research interests are in the field of gender, specifically, Gender and water resources governance, gender and environment, and gender and health. She has developed a new course purposively to address gender issues in the subject area of Human Geography (Geography of Gender) for the Department of Geography and Regional Planning. Her interest in ensuring gender equality both in the academic and social spheres is reflected in her passion for gender-related issues everywhere she finds herself. She is currently working on a project with the University of Hanze (The Netherlands) and Zagreb (Croatia) on finding media-based solutions to sexual harassment issues amongst the youth in Ghana and Girl empowerment. As an affiliate of the Centre for Gender, Research and Documentations (CEGRAD), her prime focus has been to assist in promoting gender-related research both amongst students and colleagues. She is also currently working on two papers with some the postgraduate students on Gender and Road crossing behaviours on UCC campus and gender and poverty in communities in the Volta region of Ghana. She aims to always work with the youth because she believes that change must start with them.

In addition to the above, Dr Adjakloe is currently serving on several committees including the Faculty of Social Science Outreach Team, the Local Organising Committee of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG), UCC chapter, she is also a Tutor at the Kwame Nkrumah Hall of Excellence, the patroness of the Geographical Society, UCC chapter (GEOSOC), amongst others.

Her philosophy is ‘Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world’- Nelson Mandela