Dr. Charles Okyere

Principal Research Associate

Charles Y. Okyere holds a Doctor of Agricultural Sciences (Dr. Agr.) degree from the University of Bonn, Germany. He had doctoral (Ph.D.) studies at the Department of Economic and Technological Change, Center for Development Research (ZEF). His doctorate dissertation which was submitted to the Faculty of Agriculture is entitled “Water Quality in Multipurpose Water Systems, Sanitation, Hygiene and Health Outcomes in Ghana”. He is a Lecturer at the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, University of Ghana, Legon. He currently teaches Fisheries Economics and co-teaches Econometrics and Project Analysis at the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness and Department of Marine and Fisheries Sciences. In September 2017, he was selected as part of ten fellows for the inaugural EIB-GDN Program in Applied Development Finance. As part of the fellowship program, he worked with Arianna Legovini (Manager, Development Impact Evaluation, The World Bank) and Alexandros Sarris (Professor of Economics, University of Athens) as expert advisors. His task was to evaluate the effects of Internet services on educational institutions in Kenya. In addition, he has work experience from three countries: Ghana, Germany, and Kenya. In May 2013, he successfully completed 14.73x: The Challenges of Global Poverty, an online learning initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) through edX. Charles Y. Okyere holds a Master of Philosophy degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Ghana and worked with ISSER from February 2012 to September 2012 as a Research Assistant on Ghana Social Opportunities Project (GSOP) and Feed the Future Population-Based Survey (FtF PBS). The main activities for these two projects included training data enumerators, conducting a reconnaissance survey, monitoring data collection exercises, and supervising data entry, data analysis, and report writing. Between 2009 and 2012, Charles Y. Okyere worked for research organizations (including International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and ACDI/VOCA) on a part-time basis on data collection and entry. In 2007, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree (second class honors (upper division)) in Agriculture Technology (Agricultural Economics and Extension option) from the University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana.