Alesia Ofori Dedaa

Alesia Ofori Dedaa


Passionate about poverty and rural development on the continent, Alesia’s career includes working in various capacities with government and non-governmental organisations in Tanzania, Malawi, Ghana, Cameroon and Zambia. Currently, she works with the water@leeds as a Project Assistant on the ‘Top 100 Global Water Research Questions’ Project and also in the Water Knowledge Exchange Hub (a collaboration project between Global Water Partnership -GWP-Tanzania and water@leeds). 

Research Interest / PhD Project

Alesia’s research interest is broadly in the Politics of Natural Resource Management, specifically Agro-forestry, Conservation and Water Governance in Sub-Saharan Africa. Her PhD research takes a political ecology lens to explore the complex politics embedded in the water-mining nexus in Ghana. 

Teaching Experience

Alesia has taught Natural resource Management courses when she worked as a Teaching Assistant in the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. Taught 3rd and 4th Undergraduate courses like Range and Fire Ecology, Wildlife and Range Utilisation, Qualitative Research and supervising Final year Undergraduate Thesis. Her teaching philosophy is grounded in developing a safe community for effective learning and participatory dialogue and one that encourages courageous and bold learning.


Masters in Sustainable Forest Management – University of British Columbia (MasterCard Foundation Graduate Scholar 2015/2016)

BSc Natural Resource Management – Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Overall Best Graduating Student in the Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources Management) 2014

Online Presence 

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Research interests

List of Publications

Blog Posts

Research Interest 

  • Political Ecology and Economy
  • Water Governance
  • Artisanal Small scale Mining 
  • Agricultural Livelihoods
  • Gender and Development 


  • Masters of Sustainable Forest Management- University of British Columbia' 16
  • BSc Natural Resource Management- Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology'14

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for African Studies
  • Centre for Global Development