F.A. Amponsah (Francis) MA

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F.A. Amponsah (Francis) MA

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Francis’ research takes an in-depth look at Ghana, a stable West African democratic country, and tries to understand the position of Ghana in the EU-Ghana migration policy landscape, balancing it with Ghana’s reliance on foreign aid which affects and imparts local policies. The argument here is that since the primary focus of ‘intermestic’ policy is to address the interests of nation-states both on domestic and international levels, ipso facto the objectives of the individual directly affected by policies born out of these engagements are less considered. The fact is that institutional instability, pervasive socio-political risks, and ethnoreligious restiveness inter alia characterise most countries in the West African sub-region region as a result of continuous dependence on foreign aid, which gives rise to policies which could impart livelihoods and has the potential of causing the propensity to consider emigration. This is a cause for more concern and calls for more examination of the EU-Ghana migration policy landscape and could be looked at as an ‘intermestualistic’ approach which gives prominence to the individual whose interests and objectives are considered. Francis contributes to the debate around the EU-Ghana migration policy landscape by strategically positioning the focus of his research on the individual who is often not considered in the engagement process.
Francis is a PhD candidate of the Department of Geography, Planning, and Environment; he holds a master’s degree in international relations from the University of the Witwatersrand South Africa; and a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in international relations from the University of Kwa Zulu Natal in South Africa. He also obtained a Bachelor of Theology from the Facultad de Teologia de Granada- Spain; a Master of Theology from the University of Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa, and a Bachelor of Philosophy from the Claretian Institute of Philosophy, Nigeria.