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.




Prof. Samuel Kwesi Gaisie joined the University of Ghana, Legon in 1964 as a lecturer in Demography and Statistics at the Department of Sociology after obtaining his BA (Hons) London degree in Sociology/Demography at the University College of the Gold Coast in 1961 and MA (London) in Demography at the London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London. He obtained his PhD in Demography at the Australian National University (ANU), Canberra in 1973 and joined the Regional Institute for Population Studies (RIPS) as a lecturer in Demography. He was promoted Senior Lecturer in June 1973 and continued to lecture at RIPS.

In May 1975, he was promoted as Associate Professor and worked at RIPS until 1977. While at RIPS, he served as a visiting lecturer in Demography and Statistics at the University of Liberia, Monrovia between 1974 and 1975.

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RIPS Holds International Colloquium On Climate Change

The Trans-Disciplinary Research Group on Climate Change and the Regional Institute for Population Studies of the University of Ghana have hosted an International Colloquium on Climate Change under the theme, “Political Commitment towards 2015 Global Climate Change Agreement”.

John Agyekum KufourFormer President of the Republic of Ghana and UN Climate Change Special Envoy, H.E John Agyekum Kufuor was the special guest of honor. H. E John Kufuor said it is predicted that over the next decade, many people, particularly those in developing countries would face shortages of food, water and greater risks to health and life as a result of climate change. He said unless something was done now, the world would be overwhelmed by catastrophic effect of climate change and called on world leaders to take advantage of the many options and opportunities that exist in support of Climate Change adaptation.

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