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


Henry Mensah is an Environmental Social Scientist in The Centre for Settlements Studies at The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. Henry’s work centres on the interface of human experience and nature, exploring if and how human values, attitudes and behaviours can align with global, national and local goals for environmental management and sustainable development. 

Henry's research centres around human-environmental relationships: the links between I) Environment and Development, ii) Climate Impact and Adaptation Mechanisms, iii) Community and Sustainable Development. Areas of expertise: Environmental planning, Natural Resource Management, Environmental and Social Impact Assessment, Environmental Sustainability, Environmental Policy, Resilience Planning, Community Development and Monitoring and Evaluation of Development Projects.

Henry's research is interdisciplinary and uses theories and methods (both qualitative and quantitative) from the natural and social sciences. Henry has extensive experience in social research and community engagement, and his work has contributed to climate change education and education for sustainability in Ghana and internationally.

Lectures in Environmental Management, Natural Resource Assessment Techniques, Environmental Impact Assessment, Green Infrastructure and Sustainable Cities, Environmental Law and Policy, Project Health, Safety, Environment, Social Impact Management for both undergraduate and post-graduate students in the various departments at KNUST, including The Department of Planning and Department of Construction Technology and Management (CTM), IDL.

Mensah holds a Bachelor’s degree in Integrated Development Studies from The University for Development Studies, Wa, Ghana. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental and Resource Management from The Brandenburg University of Technology, Germany and a Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences from The Brandenburg University of Technology, Germany.


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