Institution: University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN)
Unit & Faculty: School of Environmental Sciences
Research field: Environmental sciences
Supervisors: Dr Michael Gebreslasie, UKZN
Enoch Gyamfi-Ampadu hails from Ghana. He completed a Diploma in Natural Resource Management (2006) at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Ghana. After working for two years, he enrolled for a BSc in Natural Resource Management at KNUST, completing the degree in 2012. He then pursued a master’s degree in Tropical Forestry at Bangor University, Wales, from 2013 to 2016 courtesy of a Commonwealth Scholarship. His research focused on the use of participatory GIS to map community user sites in forest reserves; the completed maps could be used to negotiate access and community rights to forestlands. For his doctoral research, Enoch will model the linkages and impact of climate change and forest cover change on forest trees, carbon stocks and community livelihoods with the use of Remote Sensing and GIS.