UPSA lecturer, Mr. Eric Boachie Yiadom is the only Ghanaian researcher named as part of the 2021 Commonwealth Futures Climate Research Cohort for the 26th United Nations Climate Change Project (COP26).
Boachie Yiadom, a lecturer with the Department of Banking and Finance, is a trained Chartered Accountant and a PhD candidate with a research interest that focuses on contemporary developments in climate change.
His most recent research work focuses on the role of local financial markets and fiscal policies on the relationship between international capital and environmental risk.
The University of Professional Studies, Accra is also one of only two universities in Ghana to have one of its faculty members selected for the global forum that supports rising-star researchers across the world.
Ably supported by the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and the British Council, the cohort convenes researchers with expertise in a range of disciplines, and who have a deep understanding of communities disproportionately impacted by climate change.
The 26 members of the cohort were drawn from 25 ACU member universities from 16 countries to reflect the diversity of the Commonwealth.
Throughout 2021, this unique and diverse cohort will build international collaborations and work with experts to influence issues related to the climate and environment in their communities and beyond.
The 26 researchers will also attend a series of expert-led workshops and design and deliver peer-led research-to-action projects. They will be mentored by senior academics and further their engagement with global climate stakeholders. They will also be travelling to Glasgow in November to attend the landmark COP26 conference.
Mr. Eric Boachie Yiadom offers private consultation for some small and medium enterprises in Ghana. His research outputs in some ranked journals provide local solutions to help solve climatic and macroeconomic problems in Africa as well as in other developing countries around the globe.