Dzodzi Tsikata

Dzodzi Tsikata is President of CODESRIA. She is the Director of the Centre for Gender Studies and Advocacy (CEGENSA) and Associate Professor at the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) at the University of Ghana. She holds a PhD in Social Science from Leiden University.

Her research is in the areas of gender and development policies and practices; the politics of land tenure reforms and large scale commercial land deals; informalisation and its implications for decent work; and rural and urban livelihood systems.

She has coordinated various research projects and has several publications on these subjects including the book, “Living in the Shadow of the Large Dams: Long Term Responses of Lakeside and Downstream Communities of Ghana’s Volta River Project” (Brill, 2006). She is also the editor (with Pamela Golah) of the book, “Land Tenure, Gender and Globalisation: Research and Analysis from Africa, Asia and Latin America (Zubaan, 2010) and a guest editor (with Dede Esi Amanor Wilks) of a Feminist Africa issue on Land, Labour and Gendered Livelihoods (2009). Dzodzi is a member of the editorial advisory group of several journals, including Feminist Africa, Journal for Peasant Studies, Ghana Studies and African Sociological Review, and is one of the two editors of the Ghana Social Science Journal of the University of Ghana. She is a member of various associations and research networks including the Labour Law and Development Research Network, the South-South Research Network on the Agrarian Question and the International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE). A founding member and past Convenor of the Network for Women’s Rights in Ghana (NETRIGHT), she currently serves as a member its steering committee.

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Dr. D. (Dzodzi) Tsikata
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