Dr. Henry Mensah

Research Fellow

Research Areas/Interests

Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Environment Management Ecosystem Services Climate Change Adaptation Urban Green Spaces Flood Risk Ma...~more


    Journal articles



    Opoku, P., Simpeh, E. K., Mensah, H., Akoto, D. A., & Weber, N. (2024). Perception of the services and disservices from urban forest and trees in the Garden City of West Africa. Trees, Forests and People16, 100550.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tfp.2024.100550

    Simpeh, E. K., Akoto, M., Mensah, H., Ahadzie, D. K., Duah, D. Y. A., & Reney, N. A. (2024). Field diagnosis of the criteria for selecting affordable housing in less developed countries: evidence from homeowners and renters in Ghana. Urbanization, Sustainability and Society1(1), 18-38. https://doi.org/10.1108/USS-10-2023-0007



    King, R.S., Mensah, H., Simpeh, E.K. et al. (2023). Exploring Kente weaving industry to drive smart community development in Ghana. SN Soc Sci 3, 205. https://doi.org/10.1007/s43545-023-00793-6

    Mensah, H & Nalumu, D.J. (2023). Transforming waste-picking landscape in Ghana: from survival to sustainable enterprise Local environment. https://doi.org/10.1080/13549839.2023.2280223

    Aazore, F.K., Mensah, H., Nalumu, D.J. et al. (2023). Unearthing the hidden treasures: a socio-ecological assessment of the social values of ecosystem services in Ghana. Socio Ecol Pract Res (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s42532-023-00159-5

    Takyi, S.A., Ayoo, W.A., Amponsah, O., Liwur, S.B., Mensah, H. (2023). Making a living out of illegality: effects of street vending on the livelihoods of street vendors in the central business district of Accra. SN Soc Sci 3, 106.



    Takyi, E., Mensah, H., Aazore, F.K. et al. (2022). Understanding the Urban Planning-Green Space Depletion Nexus: Insights from the Kwabre East Municipality, Ghana. Urban Forum, 1-24

    Amaglo, J.N., Takyi, S.A., Asibey, M.O., Amponsah, O., Mensah, H. (2022). The dilemma of flood occurrence in Accra: climate change or poor land use planning and practices?. SN Social Sciences 2, 121.

    Mensah, H., Nalumu, D. J., Simpeh, E. K., & Mensah, A. A. (2022). An overview of climate-sensitive sectors and its implications for future climate change risk and adaptation in sub-Saharan Africa, Ghana. SN Social Sciences2(7), 1-25.

    Ibrahim, B., Mensah, H. Rethinking climate migration in sub-Saharan Africa from the perspective of tripartite drivers of climate change. SN Soc Sci 2, 87 (2022).

    Opoku, P., Mensah, H., Somuah, D. P., Opoku, D. A., & King, R. (2022). Political Economy Analysis of how Corruption affects Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation. A Case Study of the Forest and Land Use Sectors of Ghana. African Journal on Land Policy and Geospatial Sciences5(3), 594-610.

    King, R. S., Simpeh, E. K., Mensah, H., & Nerquaye-Tetteh, E. (2022). Factors influencing the weaving and use of kente cloth: the case of Bonwire, Ghana. Research Journal of Textile and Apparel, (ahead-of-print).

    Marija, J., Amponsah, O., Mensah, H., Takyi, S. A., & Braimah, I. (2022). A View of Commercial Motorcycle Transportation in Sub-Saharan African Cities Through the Sustainable Development Lens. Transportation in Developing Economies8(1), 1-17.

    Amponsah, O., Blija, D. K., Ayambire, R. A., Takyi, S. A., Mensah, H., & Braimah, I. (2022). Global urban sprawl containment strategies and their implications for rapidly urbanising cities in Ghana. Land Use Policy114, 105979.

    Mensah, A. A., Amponsah, O., Takyi, S. A., & Mensah, H. (2022). Land governance in Ghana and its implications for inclusive city development. SN Social Sciences2(1), 1-30.

    Azunre, G. A., Amponsah, O., Takyi, S. A., Mensah, H., & Braimah, I. (2022). Urban informalities in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA): A solution for or barrier against sustainable city development. World Development152, 105782.

    Nketia, S. K. K., Takyi, S. A., Amponsah, O., Yeboah, A. S., Mensah, H., & Ahadzie, D. K. (2022). “Going Green” Rhetoric or Reality: An Assessment of the Prospects and Challenges of Ghana’s Youth in Afforestation Programme. Society & Natural Resources35(1), 20-37.



    Nalumu, D. J., Mensah, H., Takyi, S. A., Amponsah, O., & Marija, J. (2021). Restoring the school garden programme in Ghana: an exploration of the key issues from the past and implications for the future. SN Social Sciences1(8), 1-22.

    Owoha, F., Simpeh, E. K., Fapohunda, J. A., Ahadzie, D. K., & Mensah, H. (2021). Categorising green building features in developing countries: The case of South Africa. Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology.

    Mensah, H., Ahadzie, D. K., Takyi, S. A., & Amponsah, O. (2021). Climate change resilience: Lessons from local climate-smart agricultural practices in Ghana. Energy, Ecology and Environment6(3), 271-284.

    Mensah, H., Amponsah, O., Opoku, P., Ahadzie, D. K., & Takyi, S. A. (2021). Resilience to climate change in Ghanaian cities and its implications for urban policy and planning. SN Social Sciences1(5), 1-25.

    Nalumu, D. J., Mensah, H., Amponsah, O., & Takyi, S. A. (2021). Stakeholder collaboration and irrigation practices in Ghana: issues, challenges, and the way forward. SN Applied Sciences3(5), 1-16.

    Ahadzie, D. K., Mensah, H., & Simpeh, E. (2021). Impact of floods, recovery, and repairs of residential structures in Ghana: insights from homeowners. GeoJournal, 1-16.

    Azunre, G. A., Amponsah, O., Takyi, S. A., & Mensah, H. (2021). Informality-sustainable city nexus: The place of informality in advancing sustainable Ghanaian cities. Sustainable Cities and Society67, 102707.



    Simpeh, E. K., Smallwood, J. J., Ahadzie, D. K., & Mensah, H. (2020). Analytical taxonomy of challenges to the implementation of green building projects in South Africa. International Journal of Construction Management, 1-21.

    Ojo, S., Mensah, H., Albrecht, E., & Ibrahim, B. (2020). Adaptation to Climate Change Effects on Water Resources: Understanding Institutional Barriers in Nigeria. Climate8(11), 134.

    Ahadzie, D. K., Opoku, R., Ware, S. N. O., & Mensah, H. (2020). Analysis of occupant behaviour in the use of air-conditioners in public buildings in developing countries: evidence from Ghana. International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation.

    Mensah, H., & Ahadzie, D. K. (2020). Causes, impacts and coping strategies of floods in Ghana: A systematic review. SN Applied Sciences2(5), 1-13.

    Quarshie, R., Akadzie, D., & Mensah, H. (2020). Critical competency-based skills requirement for TVET in the Ghanaian construction industry: Empirical perspectives from craftsmen/artisans. International Journal of Construction Project Management12(1), 61-80.



    Mensah, H., & Ibrahim, B. (2018). Perceptions of male and female in collaborative process at Weija irrigation scheme of Ghana. Journal of Advanced Agricultural Technologies Vol5(2).



    Mensah, H., & Ibrahim, B. (2017). Alternate solutions towards sustainable irrigated agriculture in Ghana: Review of literature. Journal of Agriculture and Sustainability10(1).

    Ibrahim, B., & Mensah, H. (2017). Linking Environmental Water Scarcity and Options for Adaptation in the MENA Region. Journal of Water Resource and Protection9(04), 378.


    Book chapters



    Dinye, I. N., Mensah, H., Simpeh, E. K., & King, R. S. (2024). Building resilience through community-based flood risk management: Pathway and reflections. In Handbook of Flood Risk Management and Community Action (pp. 144-158). Routledge.

    Simpeh, E. K., Mensah, H., King, R. S., Smallwood, J. J., & Sogaxa, A. (2023). Technology-mediated flood risk management tools. Handbook of Flood Risk Management and Community Action: An International Perspective, 191.

    Mensah, H., Wanma, G., Ahadzie, D. K., & Simpeh, E. K. (2023). Exploring the perspective of school children on flood risk management in developing countries: Lessons from Ghana. In Handbook of Flood Risk Management in Developing Countries (pp. 375-389). Routledge.

    Simpeh, E. K., Mensah, H., & Ahadzie, D. K. (2023). Adoption pathway for flood-resilient construction and adaptation in Ghana. Handbook of Flood Risk Management in Developing Countries.

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