Arko, Thelma

Research Fellow

Profile
  • Thelma Arko
    INSTITUTE:
    UNU-INRA
    OFFICE:
    UNU Institute for Natural Resources in Africa, International House, Annie Jiage Road, University of Ghana, Legon Campus, Accra, Ghana
    E-MAIL:
    arko@unu.edu
    NATIONALITY:
    Ghana

    Research Interests

    • Alternative cooking fuels
    • Climate change mitigation
    • Ecological footprinting
    • Energy economics
    • Sustainable Cities
    • Waste recovery

    Education

    • PhD candidate, Environmental Science
    • Postgraduate Diploma in Urban Planning, Sanitation and Waste Management
    • MPhil Zoology, University of Ghana, Legon
    • BSc Zoology, University of Ghana, Legon

    Appointments

    • Graduate Coordinator, Knust-Africa Institute of Sanitation and Waste Management
    • Phd Intern, United Nations University Institute For Natural Resource In Africa

    Biographical Statement

    Thelma Arko is a Research Fellow at the United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA) wokring on a Bosch-funded Sustainable Cities project. She has extensive experience as an educator, a researcher, a business person and administrator from both local and international organisations.

    She is currently pursuing a PhD in Environmental Science, working on the research topic, “Reducing the Energy Ecological Footprint of Greater Accra – The Charcoal Issue”. She has an MPhil in parasitology and a Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Sanitation and Waste Management.

    She was formerly an administrator and a teaching assistant at KNUST Africa Institute of Sanitation and Waste Management. She has over 10 years of experience as an educator at both primary and secondary level with experience in the Ghana Education Science and International General Certificate of Secondary education curricula.