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Dr. Syvester Afram Boadi

dr. sylvester afram boadi

Research Scientist

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BA Geography & Resource Development, University of Ghana, Legon, 2012

MPhil (Climate Change & Sustainable Development), University of Ghana, Legon. 2015

PhD (Geography & Resource Development), University of Ghana, Legon, 2021

PhD (Environmental and Resource Economics), University of Copenhagen, Denmark. 2022




Dr. Sylvester Afram Boadi is a Principal Technologist (Water and Climate Change Adaptation) at the Surface Water and Climate Change Division (SWCCD) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research - Water Research Institute (CSIR-WRI). Sylvester holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography and Resource Development and a Master of Philosophy in Climate Change and Sustainable Development from the University of Ghana, Legon. He obtained his PhD in Geography and Resource Development from the University of Ghana, Legon, and in Environmental and Resource Economics from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Sylvester undertakes research on water, agriculture, and climate change adaptation, with a focus on both the biophysical and socio-economic aspects. His specific areas of research concentration span issues of climate variability and change impacts on water and agriculture including ENSO-induced variability, and adaptation options within these sectors. Sylvester also works in the areas of measuring and valuing ecosystems services (both water and forest ecosystem services), climate and agricultural risks, and their associated management and adaptation options.


Research Interests

Climate change impacts on water resources and agriculture; climate change and agricultural risks; El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) teleconnections on rainfall, droughts and streamflow; climate-smart agriculture; sustainability options for water, agriculture and energy systems development; adaptation options in the water and agriculture sectors.

Awards and Recognition

PhD scholarship (CLIMCOCOA Project, University of Ghana and University of Copenhagen);

Master’s scholarship (B4C Project, University of Ghana)


Society for Conservation Biology

Association of American Geographers (AAG)


List of publications

  1. A.Journal Papers

Owusu, K., Obour, P. B., Oppong, R., & Boadi, S. A. (2020). Climate change impacts on staple root and tuber crops production: implications for smallholder farmers' livelihoods in rural Ghana. International Journal of Sustainable Society, 12(3), 253-265. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJSSOC.2020.109771.


Owusu, K., Darkey, S. K., & Boadi, S. A. (2019). El Niño-Southern Oscillation, rainfall variability and sustainable agricultural development in the Ho Municipality, Ghana. Natural Resources Forum, 43(1), 31-40. https://doi.org/10.1111/1477-8947.12161.


Boadi, S.A., & Owusu, K. (2019). Impact of Climate Change and Variability on Hydropower in Ghana. African Geographical Review, 38(1), 19–31. https://doi.org/10.1080/19376812.2017.1284598.


  1. B.Refereed Book Chapters

Boadi, S. A., Olwig, M. F., Asare, R., Bosselmann, A. S., & Owusu, K. (2022). The role of innovation in sustainable cocoa cultivation: Moving beyond mitigation and adaptation. In: Coromaldi, M., Auci, S. (Eds) Climate-Induced Innovation: Mitigation and Adaptation to Climate Change (pp. 47-80). Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-01330-0_3.

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