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PROFILE OF MRS. VESTA E. ADU-GYAMFI
In 1986 she gained admission into a Master’s programme at Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York, USA. Consequently, she completed in 1988 with a Master of Fine Art degree in Ceramics/Ceramic Sculpture.
In 1996, (June-August) she attended the United Nation’s Ascberg Bursary for Staff Development Programme in The Netherlands. Again in 1996 – 1997, she did a research in Fulbright African Senior Scholar Research in Porcelain, Indiana University.
Since 1996, Mrs Adu-Gyamfi has teamed up with both Local and External Experienced and Renowned Researchers and Trainers to undertake several researches for the DFID, Kumasi Natural Resources Management Research Project (K.N.R.M.R.P), Centre for Developing Areas Research (CEDAR) and Institute for Renewable Natural resources (IRNR) and has also undertaken training program in Rural Sociology.
2001: The Changing Urban-Rural Interface of African Cities, Conceptual Issues and an Application to Kumasi, Ghana.
1988: The Integration of Contemporary American Ceramics and Ghanaian Traditional Pottery.
1981: Experiments in Locally Obtainable Raw Materials for Glazes.
1981: University of Science and Technology Students Dance Ensemble.
RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCIES
2007: Member, Planning Committee of the National Festival of Arts and Culture
2006: Member, Planning Committee, Yaa Asantewaa Festival
2006: Member, Regional Jury, Ashanti Regional Tourism Awards
2002: Planning Committee Member, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Golden Jubilee Anniversary.
2002: Member, Committee on the Organization of Cultural Busts and Plaques Day, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
1996: Development of land use and livelihoods strategies, Details research phase includes: Household Survey; Wealth Ranking, Family Case studies; Community Based Group Study; Homeless Study and Land Tenure Studies.
1996: Further Knowledge of livelihoods affected by Urban transition; Kumasi, Ghana (Kumasi Natural Resource Management Research Project).
1997: Participatory Land use and Environmental Planning in Kumasi Peri-Urban Interface; DFID/Natural Resources Institute (NRI) U.K.
1998: Member of research team on Planning and Development project in North Anlo of the Volta Region – Bureau of Integrated Rural Development, K.N.U.S.T.
1998 to date: Core researcher, Watershed Management in Kumasi; Centre for Developing Areas Research (CEDAR); Department of Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London.
1998: Core member of a research team on DFID sponsored Peri-Urban Interface study to establish the relative wealth of households within certain communities to provide the basis for the selection of households for case studies across a range of Socio-economic spectrum.
1998: Core researcher; Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA) program on Socio-economic and cultural conditions survey for the study on the Reserve Forest Management in Transitional Zone in Ghana.
1999: Core-researcher into Homeless in Kumasi Peri-urban area under the DFID sponsored Kumasi.
Natural Resources Management Research Project (Peri-Urban Interface).