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Stephen Sabunam Kansuk

Stephen Sabunam Kansuk

Stephen Sabunam Kansuk

Programme Analyst at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Office in Ghana

KANSUK, Stephen Sabunam is a Programme Analyst at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Office in Ghana. His role is focused on providing programme management and technical support to a wide range of complex development initiatives in the areas of Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate Change, building community resilience, and sustainable energy policy related issues. He was part of a global expert UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response which regularly convened UN internal stakeholders to review and take stock of progress on payments to Ebola Response Workers in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. He has collaborated with international non-governmental organizations such as the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UNICEF and the World Health Organization in Ghana to design and implement programmes aimed at strengthening disaster resilience on the community level. Over the years, he has actively participated in flood and oil spillage disasters simulation scenario planning. Prior to joining the UNDP, he was the Health Insurance Claims Officer at the National Health Insurance Authority in Ghana. He is a member of the Ghana Future Energy leaders programme of the World Energy Council. Stephen holds a Master's degree in Energy and Environmental management from Glasgow Caledonian University in Glasgow, UK, and a Bachelor of Laws Degree from Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration. He also holds a Bachelor's degree in development studies from the University for Development Studies. He is a Ph.D. candidate at the Glasgow Caledonian University, investigating the inter linkages between climate change and natural resource management through the lens of Climate Justice.