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Antoinette Adjoa Tsiboe-Darko, PhD
Research Fellow
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PhD in Development Studies, University of Ghana, Legon, 2014.
MPhil in International Development Studies, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway, 2002.
B.A. Degree with honours in Geography and Resource Development, University of Ghana, Legon, July 1999.

Bio: Antoinette Tsiboe-Darko is a Social Development Researcher who joined the Centre in 2015 as a Research Fellow and Lecturer. She has over ten years’ experience working in the private sector as consultant for numerous mining companies in Ghana until she joined academia in 2015. She specialises in providing expert consultancy services in social development, natural resource management and development management in communities endowed with natural resources. Within civil society, she has worked with organisations such as STAR Ghana Foundation, UNICEF and World Vision International focusing on facilitation of stakeholder dialogues, grants evaluation and community research projects.

Research: Dr. Tsiboe-Darko’s principal research interests lie in governance structures, institutions, building sustainable livelihoods and corporate social investments in the extractive sector of Ghana. Her research over the years has been in specific social development and governance issues such as health, poverty and education and the resultant effect on community development, citizen's participation and political decisions.


Selected Projects:

Title: “Coast to Coast” Community Engagement and Sensitisation Exercise

Funded by: Tullow Oil Ghana PLC (in partnership with Petroleum Commission and Fisheries Commission)

Title: Child Marriage in Ghana

Funded by: World Vision Ghana commissioned and funded by World Vision Ghana

Objective: A qualitative study of child marriage in selected communities across Ghana


Selected Publications:

  1. Tsiboe-Darko, A. (2019). Oil and Social Responsibility. In R. Aidoo (Ed.) The Politics of Economic Reforms in Ghana. Routledge: London and New York.
  2. Tsiboe-Darko, A. & Gyasi N. (2019). Divergent Influences in the Negotiation of Resource Investment in the Mining sector of Ghana. In Laube & Pierra (Eds) Civilizing Resource Investments and Extractivism: Societal Negotiations and the Role of Law.
  3. Afranie, S., Gyan S. E., & Tsiboe-Darko, A. (2019). Child marriage in Ghana: Who cares? Ghana Social Science Journal. 16 (2). School of Social Sciences, University of Ghana, Legon.


Professional and Community Service: 

  • Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, Ghana: Advisory Board Member, August 2018 - present
  • Great Museums of Africa, Technical and Advisory Committee Member (Ghana Representative). November 2019.
  • Heritage and Cultural Society of Africa (HACSA), Board Member January, 2019 - present
  • Guest Speaker: United Nations World Volunteer day. “The Value of Volunteerism in Ghana’s Socioeconomic Development, December, 2015



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