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Independent experts nominated by country party

Sulemana Osman Saaka

First name
Sulemana Osman
Last name
Nominating Country
Date of Nomination
Discipline of Expertise
Other Disciplines
and Sociology
Environmental planning
Political Science
Natural Resource Management
UN languages spoken


Job function
Assistant Director
Telephone number
233 21 780175-9
Work experience
- Liaison Officer for semi-arid savanna component of the Rural Pilot Project in Food and Energy self-sufficiency in Ghana, 1988-92_x000D_
- Head of the Field Office of the Desertification Control Unit of the Environmental Protection Agency of Ghana, 1988 to date. Coordinator of the Desertification Control Programme_x000D_
- Coordination, advise and regulation of environmental issues in the Upper East Region of Ghana_x000D_
- Offer of consultancy and resource personnel services to other people, organisations/institutions on environmental issues_x000D_
- national focal point for CCD follow-up
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
- M.Sc., Regional Planning, University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana, 1983_x000D_
- B.A., Sociology with Political Science, University of Ghana, 1979
Number of Publications
Publication titles
1. Al-Hassan, R., and Saaka, S.O., 1998: 'Challenges of Bushfire Control and Prevention in Northern Ghana'. Report of a study prepared for Pacipe-Ghana;_x000D_
2. Saaka, S.O., 1993: 'Combating desertification: Ghana's indigenous way', Resources, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 39-40;_x000D_
3. Saaka, S.O., 1994: 'The International Convention to Combat Desertification: An Overview'. Report on National Awareness Seminar to Combat Desertification;_x000D_
4. Saaka, S.O., 1997: 'Environmental Degradation and its Effects on Farming'. A paper presented at a seminar on Disaster Mitigation, Food Security, Health, The Environment and Conflict;_x000D_
5. Saaka, S.O., 1998: 'The Effects of Deforestation and Bushfires on the Environment'. A paper presented at a seminar
Other activities
1. Member, Ghana Institute of Planners (GIP)_x000D_
2. Member, African Deserts and Arid lands Committee (ADALCO)_x000D_
3. Member, Upper East Regional Award Committee on Bushfires and Afforestation_x000D_
4. Chairman, Upper East Regional Award Committee on Environmental Sanitation_x000D_
5. Coordinator, Environmental Sub-Committee of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture Technical Committee on Sustainable Food Production in the Upper East Region of Ghana
Organisation name
Environmental Protection Agency
Organisation street address
P.O Box M.326
Organisation city
Organisation country