Kwaku Gyening Owusuphoto of Kwaku Gyening Owusu

MSc. in Social Work and Human Rights, Gothenburg University, Sweden
MSSc. in International and European Relations, Linkoping University, Sweden
BA (Hons) in Political Science and the Study of Religions, University of Ghana

email : kgowusu1@sheffield.ac.uk

Thesis title / scope of research

Migration and Development: The Ghanaian Diaspora as Drivers of Welfare Development Back Home

My research broadly focuses on migration and the impact it has on development. As one of the by-products of globalisation and neo-liberalism, migration has become a topic of concern and discussion in recent discourses. As a sensitive topic for both sending and receiving countries, there are also different opinions and attitudes towards migration and migrants respectively. Hence, the need to investigate the effects of immigration. My research will be case studied on the Ghanaian Diaspora in the UK and how they impact Ghana’s welfare development, i.e. the welfare of individual households in Ghana with families in the UK. Based on the outcomes I will be able to suggest sustainable migration polices for policymakers and international development scholars on future migration policies.

Supervisor(s)

  • Dr Majella Kilkey
  • Dr Afua Twum-Danso Imoh

Other experience

  • Researcher- UNESCO Institute of Lifelong Learning, Hamburg, Germany
  • Social Worker- Inter-cultural Migrants Integration Centre, Hamburg, Germany

Research interests

  • Migration
  • International Development
  • Social Policy

Publications

Owusu, Kwaku G. (2011), Employment; A Crucial Tool for Integrating Immigrants and foreigners in Sweden, Saarbrucken, Lambert Academic Publishing.

Owusu, Kwaku G. (2008), Military Coups in Ghana; A by-product for Global Economic Injustices? 2008, Linkoping, LIU Press.