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The Bureau currently has nine staff members.

Core staff members of BIRD include:


Paul Sarfo-Mensah, PhD (Greenwich), MPhil, Agro forestry (Socio-economics, (Kumasi, Bsc. (Kumasi), Postgrad. Cet. In Rural Research & Rural Policy (Sus.).


Snr. Research Follow (Director)

Profession /Interests Agricultural Economist, Natural Resources management Expert.


Special Areas:

Agricultural Development, Forest Management and Environmental Auditing Agricultural Project Appraisal, Monitoring and Evaluation.


Sampson Enyin Edusah (Nana), PhD (Bradford), MAEd (Art Ed), DAE (Kumasi), BA (Art) (Kumasi),Cert. Plg. And Appraisal of Industrial projects (Bradford.


Snr. Research Fellow

Profession/ Interests  Planning and Appraisal of Projects, Chieftaincy and Conflict Resolution.


Special Areas:

Industrial Training, Formulation and Development of Small- Scale Industrial Development, Capacity Building and Raw Materials Development. Chieftaincy and Conflict Resolution.


Mrs. Ernestina Fredua Antoh, MA (Reading), BA (Legon),

Cert. Rural Social Development (Bradford).


Snr. Research fellow

Profession/Interests Rural Sociologist, Gender Analyst


Special Areas:

Training and Capacity Building. Socio-economic Analysis and Appraisal of Rural Projects, Gender and Development.


Yaw Amo Sarpong, MSc., BSc. (Kumasi),

Cert. Research Methods & Project Appraisal (Manchester)

Cert. Short Course Organization and Logistics (Wageningen)

Cert. Facilitation Skills for TSPA (Tropenbos Int.)

Cert. Participatory Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, PPM&E (Wageningen)


Senior Research Assistant

Profession/Interests Systems Analyst, computer Programming Environmental Project Analysis


Special Areas:

Systems/Data Analyst, Participatory Project Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Software Developer, Environmental Project Appraisal, Analysis and Auditing (EIA & EMP).