Regina Sagoe

Regina Sagoe
Senior Research Scientist
Phone (Mobile): +233 244 441984
Phone (Office): +233 32 2060389 / 2060425 / 2060395
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Educational  Background 
2010.  PhD Population Studies (Climate change issues and gender), University of Ghana, Accra
1991.  MPhil Crop Physiology, University of Science and Technology, Kumasi-Ghana
1984.  BSc (Hons) Agriculture, University of Science and Technology, Kumasi-Ghana

Professional Training
Strategies for adapting to climate variability in Food Security Programming in Sub-Saharan Africa.  Training workshop, organized by Environmental Protection Agency, Ghana in collaboration with the Regional Consulting Limited of Vancouver, Canada on 8th & 9th February 2005 at Tamale, Ghana.

Participatory methods for risk, vulnerability, and adaptation assessments training workshop, organized by SEMSOC at Environmental Protection Agency (Accra, Ghana) in August 2004. 

Socio-economic analysis of on-farm experiments. 11-14 March 2002.  Organized by International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Ibadan, Nigeria and Root and Tuber Improvement Program (Ministry of food and Agriculture, Ghana). Certificate of participation 

Germplasm data management,.22 November - 12 December, 1998.  Organized by International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Ibadan, Nigeria.  Certificate of participation

Research management, monitoring and evaluation.   21st August - 1st September, 1995. Organized by Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, Accra, Ghana.  Certificate of participation.

Breeding of root and tuber crops training workshop, 3 - 28 July, 1995. Organized by International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Ibadan, Nigeria. Certificate of participation.

Women-In-Management, 20 - 31 March, 1995.  Organized by Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, Accra, Ghana Certificate of participation.

Research experience: 
1.    Climate change predictions in sub-Saharan Africa:  Impacts and Adaptations (CLIMAFRICA) – sponsor European Commission, 2010 - 2014
2.    Improving cocoyam yields through germplasm collection, establishment and evaluation on farmers’ fields. – On going research
3.    On farm participatory agronomic research on Improving Cocoyam, Taro and Tania cropping systems – 3 years study under the Root and Tuber Improvement Programme of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture
4.    USAID – Climate Change Learning and Observatory Network in Ghana (CCLONG) - This project represents an implementation of adaptation strategies driven by a holistic perspective through community-based activities. A partner scientist actively involved in the project’s field activities to address the following:
a.    Assess perceptions of climate change and other threats among farmers, extension agents, researchers, and policy makers as well as determinants of adaptive capacity and decision-making for adaptation; 
b.   Encourage social learning and risk communication for adaptation and resilience; 
c.   Identify land use and management practices, socio-economic strategies, and institutional arrangements that enhance Carbon uptake and storage (mitigation) and contribute to more resilient livelihoods and eco-systems (adaptation). Duration 2007 – 2010
5.    Advancing Capacity to support Climate Change Adaptation (ACCCA) sponsors UNITAR.  FOOD SECURITY AND ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE AFRAM PLAINS OF GHANA - Partner scientist to addressed recurrent problem in food security and Climate variability and change. Duration was 2 years from 2007 to 2008.
6.    ASSESSING THE VULNERABILITY OF ROOT CROP PRODUCTION IN GHANA using the ICASA IBSNAT Model DSSAT V4 (Netherlands Climate Assistance Program in partnership with Environmental protection Agency) for the preparation of the Second National communication on climate change – (2000-2003) 3 years.  
7.    USAID/USGS Spatially Explicit Modeling of Carbon and Adaptation to Climate Change (SEMSOC) in Ghana (2005) - ASSESSMENT OF SOCIAL, ECONOMIC AND POLICY DRIVERS OF LAND USE / LAND MANAGEMENT AND ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE EJURA AND BAWKU EAST DISTRICTS OF GHANA WITH EMPHASIS ON GENDER.  Duration was 18 months.    

Professional experience:
1993 – to date; Senior Research Scientist with the Root and Tuber Crops division of CSIR - Crops Research Institute, Kumasi-Ghana and providing services in the following areas as;

·    Resource person in the training of trainers on mass propagation of cocoyam for leafy vegetable production; the target groups were farmers and clients of Centre for Biodiversity, Utilization and Development of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.   

·    Member of the Netherlands Climate Assistance Program – Ghana working group

·    Assessed the vulnerability of climate change on root and tuber crops for the Environmental Protection Agency, Accra – contributed to the production of the document on Ghana’s Second National Communication on Climate Change

·    Participated in various Country working workshops in the development of the Second National Communication on Climate Change

·    Reviewed Ghana’s Initial National Communication under the United Nations framework Convention on Climate Change (2004 - 2007) 

·    1984-1989:  Teaching/Research Assistant (Crop Physiology) at the Crop Science Department     Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi-Ghana.

Research interest 
·    Agronomic and Physiologic studies on root and tuber crops 
·    Interdisciplinary research on climate change issues and gender

Professional Bodies / Affiliation
·    Women in Science and Technology
·    International Society for Tropical Root Crops-Africa Branch 
·    Research Staff Association

Hobbies: Interior decoration, Music
Married with 3 children