Vincent, a Ghanaian, graduated with a MA in Environmental Policy at the Environmental Policy Institute in 2018. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography and Resources Development with Political Science in 2009 from the University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana.
He has a rural upbringing in a community (Lassia Tuolu) in the North-Western corner within the savanna zone of Ghana. Therefore, difficulties associated with access to basic social services as quality education, good health, portable water supply, etc. in rural communities are some memorable experiences. He was involved in community volunteer services and attachments with the government and NGOs during and after his undergraduate studies working towards rural resilience and community development. His passion for community development and rural resilience got him work with the government at the district level as a Development Planning Officer (2012-2016). In this role, he actively engaged in plans preparation, project management, M&E, water resource management and community development in Ghana.
As such, his interest lies in water resource management including; source water protection, water management systems, watershed protection, capacity building and water conservation in rural communities to ensure rural resilience.
With a revitalized passion in sustainable drinking water systems, Vincent intends to research into how Regional Approaches to Drinking Water Management can serve as Potential Solutions to Drinking Water Challenges in Western NL. It will explore common aspects of water management where rural communities in the Stephenville- Port au Port Peninsula can synergize to address the many water management challenges affecting water supply and quality. He sees MAEP as the best opportunity to explore potential solutions to issues of quality water supply and management in rural communities while addressing capacity lapses and community differences. Under Dr. Kelly Vodden’s supervision, he strongly believes this research will supplement the largely discussed issues in water supply and management in Canada and beyond.