Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa
Conseil pour le développement de la recherche en sciences sociales en Afrique
Conselho para o Desenvolvimento da Pesquisa em Ciências Sociais em África
مجلس تنمية البحوث الإجتماعية في أفريقيا

CODESRIA Newly Elected President: Prof Dzodzi Tsikata

« Dzodzi Tsikata is an 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 Ph.D in Social Science 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 commercialisation and agrarian change; and informal labour relations and the conditions of work. She has coordinated various research projects and has many publications on these subjects. Her most recent publications include a co-guest edited (with Cheryl Doss and Gale Summerfield) special issue of Feminist Economics on Land, Gender and Food Security (2014), an edited book (with Cheryl Rodriguez and Akosua Adomako Ampofo), Transatlantic Feminisms: Women and Gender Studies in Africa and the Diaspora published by Lexington Books (2015) and a forthcoming edited book (with Ruth Hall and Ian Scoones), “Africa’s Land Rush: Implications for Rural Livelihoods and Agrarian Change”, to be published by Boydell and Brewer Ltd this year. Dzodzi teaches an advanced gender and women’s study course in the Ph.D Development Studies Programme at ISSER. Dzodzi is on the editorial advisory board of several journals, a member of the UN Committee for Development Policy and Ghana’s National Development Planning Commission. Between 2005 to2012, she was deputy head and then head of the Centre for Gender Studies and Advocacy (CEGENSA) at the University.”

June 12 2015