Dzodzi Tsikata

Dzodzi Tsikata is Associate Research Professor at the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) at the University of Ghana where she has worked since 1991. She holds a PhD in the Social Sciences (with distinction) from Leiden University in the Netherlands. Her research is in the areas of gender and development policies and practices; the politics and livelihood effects of land tenure reforms; agricultural commercialization and agrarian change; informal labor relations and the conditions of work and social policy. She has coordinated various research projects and has many publications on these subjects. Dzodzi teaches an advanced gender and women’s studies course in the PhD Development Studies Programme at ISSER.

Dzodzi is a member of the International Advisory Boards of the Journal of Peasant Studies and the Canadian Journal of Development Studies. She serves on the editorial board of Agrarian South: Journal of Political Economy and Ghana Studies, Journal of the Ghana Studies Council. She is also a member of the Editorial Advisory Group of Feminist Africa

She is serving a second term as a member of the UN Committee for Development Policy (CDP) and is a member of Ghana’s National Development Planning Commission (NDPC). Between 2005 and 2012, she was deputy head and then head of the Centre for Gender Studies and Advocacy (CEGENSA) at the University. Dzodzi Tsikata is President of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA).

Key words: gender equity, land tenure, agrarian change, informal labour relations, social policy.
Countries of focus- Ghana; sub-Saharan Africa


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