Prof. Martin Oteng Ababio
Martin Oteng-Ababio is a professor in urban geography and the Head of Department of the Department of Geography and Resource Development, University of Ghana, Legon. He also doubles as the Project Coordinator for PeriPeri U (i.e. ‘Partners Enhancing Resilience for People Exposed to Risks’), a platform for12 African universities’ partnership to reduce disaster risks. His research interests span from urban studies with a specialty in environmental management and infrastructure services, disaster risk reduction, and problems of informality. He Chairs the National Committee of Manmade Disasters at NADMO Headquarters, and a member of the United Nations Urban Sustainable Development Network. He is also a visiting lecturer at Miami University, Florida, USA, and has demonstrated considerable competence at publications, having authored eighty (80) peer-reviewed journal articles and twenty (20) book chapters. In 2011, he was awarded the second prize winner by the Global Development Network (GDN), for the Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development. In 2012, he was the recipient of the Best Paper Award at the Africa Disaster Reduction Conference in South Africa. In April 2014, he was again a proud recipient of the 2013/2014 Best Researcher Award from the School of Social Sciences, University of Ghana. In 2016, Prof Oteng-Ababio’s article in Habitat International was awarded the highly cited research paper for the year. In 2019, Prof. Oteng Ababio won the Dean of School of Social Sciences, Best Mentorship Award for 2018/2019 academic year in University of Ghana.