Peter Narh holds a PhD in Development Studies from the Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS), University of Bayreuth, Germany. His research fields of interest are environmental policy and governance, urban environmental governance, and regional development. For his doctoral degree, he explored interaction between statutory forest institutions, customary property rights institutions, and livelihoods in Dormaa in Ghana. He studied Geography at the University of Ghana and Development studies at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, both in Ghana, between 1999 and 2008 for his Bachelor and Master degrees respectively.
His research skills include basic modelling (Agent-based modelling), usage of the Atlas.ti qualitative data analysis computer tool, basic usage of SPSS, and Microsoft Office. Since 2011, he has been a research officer on part-time basis at the Farafina Institute, a non-profit research institute registered in Germany. Whiles studying in Ghana, Peter Narh worked as a student assistant until 2008 on a number of environment and land-based research projects at the Institute of African Studies of the University of Ghana, and also at the Centre for Land Studies of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. Between October 2008 and April 2009, he was a Programme Coordinator at the Friederich-Ebert-Stiftung in Ghana.
At the BIGSAS, he has been involved in various programmes and also held a couple of positions: BIGSAS Junior Fellow Representative in 2012 and BIGSAS Research Area C Representative in 2011 (both doctoral students’ leadership positions), as well as coordinator of the Bayreuth Workgroup on Governance in Africa. He also served on the 2012 editorial board of BIGSASworks!, and on the editorial board of ‘The BIGSAS world!’ a BIGSAS doctoral students’ online journal, and a BIGSAS newsletter, respectively.