Regional Institute for Population Studies,

Welcome to the Regional Institute for Population Studies.

I am privileged to have been given the opportunity to move the Institute to even greater heights from the status it is currently enjoying.

As an Institution that prides itself on training top-notch population scientists with a strong research base we have emerged as a regional icon.

Established in 1972, we have since trained more than 600 demographers and currently expanding our original mandate by venturing into a wide array of population related issues. I trust you will make time to visit our portal to familiarize yourself with what we do.




RIPS will officially handover the AARC project interventions to the Ussher Town, James Town and Agbogbloshie communities on Friday,  28th November, 2014. These interventions are to help reduce some of the Climate Change effects identified by the Climate Change Adaptation Research and Training for Capacity Development (CCARTCD) project.

James Town
Waste management equipment including a dump track, tricycles, 1600 dustbins and protective gears

Drain constructed to reduce flooding and destruction of food items during heavy rains

Ussher Town
Improved fish smoking facility at Sempe

Nsho Gonno
Sheds and fish smoking equipments

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The Regional Institute for Population Studies (RIPS) presents the Climate Change Dissemination Workshop

Date: 2nd December 2014
Venue:  LECIAD Auditorium, University of Ghana Legon Campus

The workshop will present the research findings of the three (3) year research project, Climate Change Adaptation Research and Training for Capacity Development (CCARTCD). Project focused on improving understanding of the impacts of climate change on food security and health, and strengthening the capacity of  young researchers to contribute to global discourses on climate change.

CCARTCD is funded by IDRC-CRDI Canada and hosted by the Africa Adaptation Research Center of Excellence (AARC) of the Regional Institute for Population Studies (RIPS).

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