George Owusu

Professor George Owusu obtained his Bachelor degree from the University of Ghana, Ghana, and Masters and PhD degrees in Geography from the Norwegian University of Science & Technology (NTNU), Norway. His main areas of research include urbanization and regional development, and decentralization and local government. Currently, he is a Professor at the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) and the Director of the Centre for Urban Management Studies (CUMS) – all of the University of Ghana. Between 2012 and 2017, he was the Head of the Department of Geography & Resource Development, University of Ghana. Professor Owusu was a member of the core group of experts which drafted Ghana’s first ever National Urban Policy Framework (NUPF) and Action Plan, 2012. Between 2017-2018, he served as a member of a 9-member Commission of Inquiry appointed by the President of the Republic of Ghana to inquire into the creation of new political administrative regions in Ghana.