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.




The Regional Institute for Population Studies, University of Ghana, Legon, has undertaken a number of measures to augment efforts at addressing sanitation problems in three particular communities in Ga Mashie. The initiatives will benefit the James Town, Ussher Town and old Fadama communities in Accra. The measures include the provision of waste collection trucks, tricycles and about 800 waste bins to facilitate waste segregation at source. There is also the formation of Ngleshie community fun club to serve as a means by which youth in the communities could generate income; the fun club is anticipated to increase awareness in the communities of the need to maintain clean surroundings in order to bring about improvement in the health of the people. Among the interventions is the construction of a 144-metre drain through the Agbogbloshie community and the renovation and improvement of the Sempe fish preservation facility.

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The College of Humanities of the University of Ghana is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for its first Annual Research Conference on the theme: Multidisciplinary Research and Transformation in Africa. The event will provide a global platform for practitioners, academics, policy makers, researchers and students to share their work and experiences through the presentation of high-quality research on topics relating to the transformation of the African sub-region and neighboring regions. Africa is a continent endowed with immense natural and human resources, in addition to cultural, historical, ecological and economic diversity; yet it remains underdeveloped. This is a critical puzzle that academics and other researchers have continually interrogated. The objective of the conference is therefore to provide a platform for intellectual engagement and discussions on issues relating to Africa’s development. It is anticipated that the conference will yield insightful recommendations for overcoming the challenges faced by the continent, and provide novel approaches to promote economic growth and social transformation. It will draw on multidisciplinary research to inform policy making on the continent.

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