R (Rebecca) Sarku

R (Rebecca) Sarku

PhD Researcher

Rebecca Sarku is a PhD researcher in Waterapps: water information services for sustainable food production in peri-urban delta areas in Ghana and Bangladesh, a NWO funded research (Urbanising Deltas of the world II). Her research focuses upon engaging actors in peri-urban farming sector of the Greater Accra Region of Ghana to make adaptive decisions about the design of hydro-meteorological information services. She is particularly interested in how actors make design choices about the development of hydro-information services and how it becomes actionable to support farmers water-related decision-making. She is following adaptive governance, adaptive decision-making, actionable knowledge, and Environmental Virtual Observatories (EVO) concepts in her PhD research.

She obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Geography and Rural Development at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and a Master of Philosophy Degree in Geography and Resource Development. Rebeccas research projects are related to rural and resource development, agriculture and food security.

Prior to joining the Public Administration and Policy Group (Wageningen University and Research), Rebecca worked as a Teaching and Research Assistant at the Department of Geography and Resource Development, University of Ghana, Legon. She was a research fellow at the Institute for Money, Technology, and Financial Inclusion (IMTFI) - University of California, Irvine.

Contact: rebecca.sarku@wur.nl
www.wur.eu/pap