Owusu Amponsah holds a PhD degree in Planning, a Postgraduate Diploma in Land Management and Informal Settlements Regularisation, a Master of Science Degree in Development Policy and Planning and Bachelor of Science degree in Planning. His research and professional experiences have been in the areas of sustainable city development (emphasis on green infrastructure), smart housing and informal urbanism. He is particularly interested in the policy issues that shape these research interests.
Owusu is the Coordinator of Postgraduate Programmes at the Department of Planning of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. He is also the Department's Intership Laiason Officer. From 2016 - 2018 and 2018 - 2020, Owusu was the Assistant Examinations Officer and Department Examinations Officer, respectively. He was voted as the Best Senior Member (Teaching Category) in the College of Art and Built Environment.
He has authored over 50 research articles, which are published in international scientific journals (see: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Owusu_Amponsah?ev=hdr_xprf). His research works are impacting the world of scholarship, typified in his citation counts of 507 on ResearchGate and 684 on Google Scholar. Owusu Amponsah has a Research Interest score of 531.2 on ResearchGate, an h-index of 15 and an i-index score of 25 on Google Scholar. He has reviewed articles for highly-rated international scientific journals such as Sustainable Cities and Society; Land Use Policy; Cities; Resources, Conservation and Recycling; Urban Forestry and Greening; and Waste Management, all of Elsevier.
Owusu Amponsah has consulted for a number of organisations including but not limited to Newmont Ghana Gold Limited, Solidaridad West Africa, Canadian Development Foundation, Canadian Cooperative Association, the United Nations Development Program (Ghana and Senegal country offices), the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) and the Millennium Villages Project. He was the team leader for the mid-term evaluation of the Solidaridad West Africa’s Next Generation Cocoa Youth Program (MASO) and the Newmont Ghana Gold Limited’s socio-economic baseline study of the households within the Awonso North Enclave Land Access and Resettlement Area. Dr Amponsah also led the final assessment of the USAID-Ghana’s Improving Productivity and Incomes of Maize Farmers in the SADA Region (USAID-IPIMFS) Activity.
He was a Co-Principal Investigator for the Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada (CFC) and SEND-Ghana’s Environmental Sustainability Assessment for the 4R Nutrient Stewardship Program (4R-NSP) and for the environmental strategy for the Food Security through Cooperative in Northern Ghana (FOSTERING) project. He was also Co-Principal Investigator for the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development and the Coalition of Urban Transition’s (CUT) for stock-taking the successes and failures of the National Urban Policy in Ghana and for the final assessment of the ECOWAS Conflict Prevention Framework (ECPF).