Phyllis Bernice Opare
Research Topic: Developing a model for gender perception and adaptation practices to mitigate the effects of climate change among small scale farmers in the Sunyani Municipality.
Fellowship Category: Post-PhD
Home Institution: University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR), Ghana
Mentor at Home Institution: Prof Daniesl Obeng Ofori
Host Institution: Makerere University (MU), Uganda
Supervisor at Host Institution: Prof Gorettie Nabanoga
CVF Opare is interested in ‘Gender and adaptive capacity enhancement’. Her research under the CIRCLE programme will focus on building adaptive capacity in small holder farmers, both males and females in the Sunyani municipality, Ghana. She hopes to come out with a model that will be a tool for educators, agricultural extension officers, policy makers and other stakeholders in the agricultural sector to raise awareness concerning climate change impacts and adaptation practices that can help mitigate those impacts. The model will have inbuilt participatory practices that will enable rural farmers especially women gain capacity to develop and adopt sustainable adaptation practices that can help mitigate the impacts of climate change. Through CIRCLE, she hopes to build her capacity on issues of climate change, climate adaptive capacity, and adaptation practices that are available or are being developed so she can help in the dissemination of such information.