Grace Ofori-Sarpong

Grace earned her undergraduate degree (honors) in 1998 in metallurgical engineering at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana, where in 2002 she also obtained her MSc in environmental resources management.

Gold is a major income earner for Ghana, which has large reserves of refractory ores and hosts two of the largest bio-oxidation plants in the world. Grace is focusing her doctoral research in this area.

Content by Grace Ofori-Sarpong
  • Project

    The ‘informalisation’ of Ghana’s small-scale gold mining economy: Drivers and policy implications

    Small-scale mining, though largely informal in Ghana, is a significant contributor to livelihoods and economic growth Negative environmental impacts mean the sector’s contribution is heavily restricted and driven further into informality This study found that informality and negative impacts in the sector are a result of current policies by state...

    10 Apr 2015 | Gavin Hilson, Abigail Hilson, Richard Amankwah, Grace Ofori-Sarpong