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Dr. Bernard Adjei Poku

Dr. Bernard Adjei Poku


Email: [email protected]

[email protected]

Educational Qualifications:

  • 2021 Doctor of Philosophy in Planning KNUST, Kumasi.
  • 2012 Master of Philosophy in Planning KNUST, Kumasi.
  • 2008 Diploma in Financial Management ICM, UK.
  • 2007 Bachelor of Science in Planning (1 st class Honours) KNUST, Kumasi.

Areas of Specialization:

  • Urban planning;
  • Land Use Planning;
  • Power systems in governance;
  • Planning theory;
  • Business Development; Monitoring and Evaluation

Service to Community:

  • Sept. 2021 to date Director, Center for Consultancy and Business Development, CSUC.
  • 2016 – date Leader/Preacher of Boadi Church of Christ, Kumasi.
  • 2011 – 2013 Chairman, Awards Committee, Church of Christ Senior High School(CHRISEC)
  • 2007 Member, Vetting Committee, College of Architecture and Planning Students’ Society, KNUST.
  • 2003 – 2004 Republic Hall Representative,

Research in Progress:

  • Bernard Adjei-Poku (2018), “Rationality and Power in Land Use Planning: A
    Conceptual View of the Relationship”, Journal of Planning Literature, Vol. 33 (1),
    pp. 45-60.
  • Samuel K. Afrane, Michael Adusei, and Bernard Adjei-Poku, (2016), “Estimating
    the Effective Cost of Borrowing to Microcredit Clients in Ghana”, Global Journal of
    Business Research, v. 9(1). Pp. 57-66
  • Sam K. Afrane and Bernard Adjei-Poku, (2014) “Sailors with defective rudder:
    comparing the theory and practice of land use planning in a growing city”, West
    African Journal of Building and Road Research (WAJBRR), Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 52-63
  • Sam K. Afrane and Bernard Adjei-Poku, (2013), “Land use dynamics in urbanized
    area: a case study of Sunyani (Ghana)”, Journal of Applied Science and Technology
    (JAST), Vol. 18, Nos. 1 & 2, pp. 40 – 46.
  • Sam K. Afrane and Bernard Adjei-Poku, (2013), “Expanding the frontiers of
    Microfinance in the Service of the Poor: Experiment with Water and Sanitation”,
    International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, Vol. 3,
    No. 8, pp.129–141.
  • Sam K. Afrane and Bernard Adjei-Poku, (2013), “Institutionalizing Corporate
    Social Responsibility for Community Development: Processes and Outcomes”,
    International Journal of Business and Social Sciences, Vol. 4, No. 13, pp. 255–265.

Articles under review:

  • Rationality and the politics of land use planning: reflections from Kumasi, Ghana
  • Customary Land Ownership and Land Use Change in Kumasi: An Issue of
    Chieftaincy Sustenance?

Articles in progress:

  • Inappropriate laws or just implementation deficiency: a re-examination of Ghana’s
    land use planning laws.
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