Goodlet Owusu Ansah

Master’s in Development Practice (MDP) in Indigenous Development

Goodlet Osuwu Ansah

Goodlet Owusu Ansah obtained his BA Degree in Culture and Tourism from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, KNUST-Ghana in 2014. After graduation, he was appointed as a Teaching and Research Assistant in the Department of Geography and Rural Development. He is a student of the Executive Master’s programme in International Business at the KNUST School of Business.

He has about 7 year’s career experience in research, consultancy and management in Business and Management, Climate Change and Hospitality and Tourism businesses.  He is passionate about thought-provoking studies, and is also the National Research Committee Director for the Graduate students Association of Ghana. He employs social research methodologies to investigate indigenous communities' livelihood sustainability in the phase of climate change, business and management as well as societal phenomena and how they impact human lives. Goody is a prolific writer and a non-conformist research enthusiast, as he is able to delve into issues that are somewhat alien to his core academic areas of specialization.

On the volunteer front, he is a G20 Research Analyst with the G20 Research Group of Munk Institute of Global Affairs, University of Toronto-Canada. He has also worked with non-profit organizations like the German Technik Ohn Grezen e.V (Technology without borders in Ghana), Recycle Up! Ghana and also founded the Confederacy of Tertiary Volunteers Initiative during his undergraduate studies to support rural education in marginalized communities in his native region of the then Brong Ahafo.

He has career experience in hospitality management, and has worked with the Ghana Statistical Service and the German-Ghana government partnered Recycling project at Agbogbloshie in Accra, Ghana (arguably the most toxic place on earth) as a Field Survey Officer respectively. He also has a bank of experience in student leadership, politics and activism and thus, desires to serving in government in the foreseeable future in his native country of Ghana.

His participation in the MDP program is motivated by his overarching desire to acquire more knowledge about the challenges of contemporary societies. To him, climate change, public health concerns, economic inequalities and other social issues dominate global challenges today, and believes strongly that the MDP: Indigenous Development program will afford the opportunity for him to gain a deeper understanding into these and many other issues that will enable him contribute meaningfully to their solutions.