Elizabeth Dapaah Koryoo

Liesa2Current research: Elizabeth Koryoo Dapaah is an MA student coming from Ghana, West Africa. She is conducting her research under the supervision of Dr. Leila Harris. Her research focus is on a comparative study on water governance, delivery and access among indigenous and migrant low income communities in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA), with a focus on key differences between these communities but also with attention to their uniqueness. Her work seeks to question how water use and access is connected with governance and broader socio-political processes within the city. Specifically, it  explores how migrant and indigenous poor communities negotiate access to water and the role of informal networks and institutions in this regard.

Biography: Elizabeth has a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Hons) in Geography and Resource Development with Political Science from the University of Ghana- Legon and a certificate in Disaster Risk Reduction in Urban Areas and Community Information Base for Environmental Management (EHM) and Disaster Risk Reduction. Before her enrollment into UBC, she worked as a Research Assistant on National Service with the University of Ghana, Department of Geography and Resource Development. She has sponsorship from the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) to enable her pursue her Masters Degree.