Prof. Philip Antwi-Agyei is an Associate Professor at the Department of Environmental Science, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. Philip is a former Commonwealth Scholar, who obtained his PhD from the University of Leeds, United Kingdom in July, 2013. He also holds MSc degree from the University of Hull, United Kingdom and a BSc degree from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.
Philip is an interdisciplinary climate change scientist, whose research involves developing innovative multi-scale approaches for assessing vulnerability to climate change (especially in the form of drought sensitivity) for dryland African farming systems. Specifically, his research uses spatial databases, ecological studies and field-based participatory approaches within the broader understanding of how climate change affects food production and rural livelihoods from a developing country perspective. Another strand of his research explores how smallholder farmers in “vulnerability hotspots" in dryland farming systems are adapting to climate change and variability.
Prof. Antwi-Agyei was a Lead Author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 oC above pre-industrial levels, where he worked closely with other scientists across the globe on “Sustainable Development, Poverty Eradication and Reducing Inequalities”.
He has published extensively in leading international peer reviewed journals on climate change issues. Philip has been a Visiting Researcher at the Sustainability Research Institute, University of Leeds, United Kingdom. He is also a Visiting Researcher at the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy, University of Leeds, United Kingdom.