Professor Divine Ahadzie is the Head of Department of the Centre for Settlements Studies. He brings on board more than 20 years’ experience in teaching and research in project management, urban construction practice and skills development. He has published over 50 academic papers in both local and international journals/conference proceedings.
Beyond his work at KNUST, Professor Ahadzie serves as a reviewer for the International Journal of Project Management, Construction Management and Economics and Journal of Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management. He is also an editorial member of Structural Survey; Journal of Building Pathology and Refurbishment.
Professor Ahadzie has rendered services as a research consultant to international organisations such as the World Bank and the World University Services of Canada (WUSC). In 2010, he served as a Construction Industry Analyst for the World Bank funded Ghana Skills and Technology Development Project (GSTDP). In 2011, he assisted in a regional Workshop for the World Bank Project in Developing an Urban Flooding Risk Management Handbook for Developing Countries. He facilitated in collecting Land and Housing data on Accra, Ghana for the New York State University/United Nations STERN Urbanization Project on the Land and Housing Survey of 200 Global Cities around the World in 2015.
Professor Ahadzie has very good working knowledge of local Governments and District Assemblies in Ghana having worked as a supervising field consultant on the European Union/ Government of Ghana Micro Projects programme in 1997 in the Upper West Region and 2000 in the Northern region.
Professor Ahadzie holds a Bachelor of Science in Building Technology at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. He furthered his education at University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), UK for his MSc in Construction Project Management and then PhD in Construction and Project Management from the University of Wolverhampton, UK. He is a member of the Ghana Institute of Construction and a chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Housing, UK. He is the immediate past Board Chairman of the KNUST Senior High School and provided leadership in transforming the School from a day School to a fully-fledged Boarding School and also raising the standard to a top class co-educational institution in Ghana.