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Godfred Amankwaa


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Godfred is an applied researcher and specialist in water, Digital, infrastructure and Sustainable Futures. He worked on several projects at the University of Manchester as a Research Associate, having completed his PhD at the same University. He also holds an MSc degree from the University of Oxford and has vast experience in the policy, utility and development space, undertaking transdisciplinary research as well as managing and consulting for over six years on projects and programmes for institutions such as the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). Godfred's overarching research interests and expertise revolve around water management and environmental risk governance, digital innovations, sustainability, urban infrastructures and sustainable development. A key strand of his work addresses questions around the socio-technicality, socio-materiality and politics of sustainability transformations, socio-technical transitions, environmental technologies and digital innovations. He also focuses on practical questions of global challenges such as water and environmental risk, ecological systems and identifying pathways for change and sustainable futures.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Global Development Institute
  • Manchester Environmental Research Institute
  • Digital Futures
  • Sustainable Futures


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