Dr. Emmanuel Danquah is the Head of the Department of Wildlife and Range Management and a Senior Lecturer/Ecologist at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Ghana. He is the West African Regional Director of Optimal Development Consult, Member of the Board of Directors of Save the Frogs, Ghana and also a Technical Advisor to A Rocha, Ghana, which is part of a national network of 19 committed environmental NGOs that constitute A Rocha International. Having worked for several years in the NGO sector, Emmanuel’s academic background is interdisciplinary and has over 20 papers and technical reports to his credit.
Emmanuel’s recent areas of research include green economies in biosphere reserves, endangered species management; protected areas governance; indigenous people and conservation; traditional knowledge in natural resource management; and environmental impact assessments of natural resource-based projects. Emmanuel’s combination of rich academic, research and NGO experience in the international biodiversity sector has contributed strongly to his success as a highly resourceful person. He is a Fellow of the University of Michigan African Presidential Scholars in Ann Arbor, Michigan and also a member of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA), IUCN SSC African Elephant Specialist Group (AfESG), IUCN World Commission on Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA) and Society for Conservation Biology (SCB). In Ghana, Emmanuel is a member of UNESCO’s MAB National Committee of Ghana (AfriMAB), Ghana Science Association (GSA), Ghana Institute of Professional Foresters (GIPF) and Ghana Association for the Conservation of Nature (GACON).
Emmanuel is an active reviewer in various international peer reviewed journals, including the African Journal of Ecology; AMBIO (Journal of the Human Environment), Pachyderm (Journal of the IUCN SSC African Elephant, African Rhino and Asian Rhino Specialist Groups) and the West African Journal of Applied Ecology. Emmanuel is also a Mentor to the African Women in Agricultural Research & Development in Kenya.