Dr. Alhassan Abdul-Wakeel Karakara
Coordinator, West Africa
Dr Alhassan Abdul-Wakeel Karakara is a researcher at the School of Economics, University of Cape Coast, Ghana. He is one of the 2021 African-German Network of Excellence in Science (AGNES)-Bayer Science Research Fellow. He is a Member of the African Finance and Economic Association (AFEA), Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), among others.
He has executed some funded research projects including CODESRIA’s 2017 Meaning-making Research Initiatives-MRI on ‘Large-scale Land Investments and (Un)Employment Questions in Africa’; AERC’s Research Grant on “Global Value Chain Participation of Firms in SSA’, and UNU-WIDER Research Project on ‘Agricultural Risks, Pandemics, and Farm-Household Welfare and Diversification Strategies’. He has published some peer-reviewed research articles in reputable journals. He has also participated in many international conferences, workshops, and training across Africa as a panelist and presenter or discussant of research papers. His research interest includes but is not limited to; Environmental and Energy Economics; Economics of Innovation and Technology; Poverty Studies and Development Economics with an emphasis on developing and transitioning economies. He has strong communication skills and is a good team player, hardworking, intelligent, and self-driven who can work under pressure in a multicultural environment. He has a good knowledge of some statistical packages including STATA; E-views; R; and SPSS.