Location, New Hampshire, United States

Scholar I Consultant

Sustainability I Environmental and Energy Policy I Human Rights and Rural Livelihoods

A Brief Bio

Francis has 10+ years experience in environmental and energy policy, climate change and energy transition, human rights and rural livelihoods, natural resource governance, sustainability and the intersection of these topics. He has lived and worked in multiple locations in the following countries: United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Ghana.

He has provided consultancy services for various governments, communities, and international organizations including, The World Bank, the Government of Sierra Leone, Clean Energy New Hampshire (CENH), Environmental and Energy Technology Council of Maine (E2TECH), CAMFED-Ghana, among others.

Francis has authored and co-authored several scientific papers which have appeared in prominent journals including Journal of Cleaner Production, Resources Policy, Energy Research and Social Science, Environmental Science & Policy, Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, The Extractive Industries and Society, Business and Human Rights Journal, Natural Resources Forum, Journal of Sustainable Mining, Journal of Global Responsibility, SAGE Open, Journal on Migration and Human Security, and International Journal of Energy Sector Mgt. He has published two book chapters and one co-edited book in Routledge. Francis is also a Reviewer for leading int. journals including, Resources Policy, Natural Resources Forum, Business and Society Review, among others.

He holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Studies from Antioch University, preceded by a double Master’s Degree: MSc. in Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies from Antioch University and MSc. in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) & Energy from The Robert Gordon University. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Geography & Resource Development with Philosophy from the University of Ghana.

Refereed Journal Articles

Dowuona-Hammond, C., Atuguba, R.A., & Tuokuu, F.X.D. (2020). The Child Labor Quagmire in Ghana: Root Causes and Ephemeral, Business and Human Rights Journal, 1–7. https://doi.org/10.1017/bhj.2020.29

Refereed Book Chapters

Idemudia, U., Tuokuu, F.X.D., Essah, M., & Graham, E. (2022). Corporate Social Responsibility and Community Development in Africa: Issues and Prospects. In U. Idemudia, FX.D. Tuokuu & T.A. Liedong (eds.), “Business and Sustainable Development in Africa: Medicine or Placebo?” (Chapter 4), Routledge. 


Graduate Courses
Environmental Law and Social Justice
Green Technology and Renewable Energy
Corporate Social Responsibility
Participatory Action Research

Latest Posts

Sustainable Development in Ghana’s Gold Mines: Clarifying the Stakeholder’s Perspective

Using semi-structured interviews and focus group discussions (FGDs), this study examined critical stakeholder’s perceptions, experiences and competence in assuring the sustainable management of Ghana’s major gold mines. The investigation was[…]

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Challenges and Opportunities of Environmental Policy Implementation In Ghana’s Gold Mining Industry

While a number of studies that have examined the nature and impact of gold mining in Ghana have often identified environmental degradation as a major consequence of resource extraction, limited efforts have[…]

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Oiling the Wheels of Sub-National Development: An Overview of Development Plan Implementation in the Western Region of Ghana

Ghana’s Petroleum Revenue Management Law provides for equal and balanced national development anchored on extractive resource revenues and other strategic sources. However, the allocation and expenditure of petroleum revenues are[…]

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