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Cambridge Centre for Housing & Planning Research


This research looks at how household composition and housing characteristics impact adherence to COVID-19 health and safety protocols in a developing country context. The research takes the Kumasi Metropolitan Area - Ghana’s second-largest metropolis - as a case study.  A focus group discussion with households who experienced government-imposed lockdown in March 2020 and a round table discussion with policymakers and key stakeholders involved in the financing, development and regulation of housing in Ghana will inform a paper setting out a fit-for-purpose housing policy that is sensitive for the Ghanaian context and a pandemic-prone world.  Kumasi Technical University.

This research is a collaboration between Richmond Ehwi and his Ghanaian collaborator, Dr Lewis Abedi Asante. It is supported by the Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund which aims to catalyse new and strengthen existing collaborations between researchers in Africa and Cambridge and support high quality training activities.


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Project Start Date

November 2021