Samuel Twumasi Amoah

(University of Cape Town, South Africa)

Samuel Twumasi Amoah is a PhD candidate in the Department of Environmental and Geographical Science of the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He has enormous experience in social research and knowledgeable in the use of participatory rural appraisal (PRA) methods. As a young academic, his research and teaching interests are grounded in empirical and epistemological issues on urban water, sanitation, informal livelihoods and governance aimed at exploring practices, geographies and analyzing associated challenges. His PhD project seeks to provide understanding and empirical analysis of how the everyday experiences, actions and activities of actors (traders and other stakeholders including city planners, traditional authorities, and private business owners) interact to co-create the governance of street trade in urban domains.

He has co-authored more than fifteen peer reviewed articles with the recent article titled ‘Informal exceptionalism?’ Labour migrants’ creative entrepreneurship for sustainable livelihoods in Accra, Ghana published in the Journal of Asian and African Studies. He holds Bachelor of Arts degree in Integrated Development Studies and a Master of Science degree in Human Geography from the University for Development Studies, Ghana and Lund University, Sweden respectively. He is currently a Lecturer at the Department of Environment and Resource Studies, Faculty of Integrated Development Studies, University for Development Studies, Tamale – Wa Campus, Ghana.