Mrs. Patience Thelma Melfah Damptey has an M. Phil in environmental science and a certificate in gender policy planning. She has been working on environmental issues, especially on climate change since 1995. Worked as a deputy director in the Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology and also as the Scientific Secretary at the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission. She is currently an environmental and gender consultant.
She was a member of the team that prepared Ghana’s initial national communication on climate change, and also undertook the vulnerability assessment of climate change on women’s livelihoods for the preparation of the second national communication to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. She was also a member of the team that prepared Ghana’s national climate change adaptation strategy.
Have been training and sensitizing various stakeholders (civil society organizations, women’s groups and media personnel ) on gender and climate change.
Lead coordinator on adaptation issues for the African Group of Negotiators in the climate change negotiations.
Undertakes research and consulting work in environmental management, environmental impact assessment and gender issues.
Published a research work with Dr. Ama Essel in 2014 on ” Gender Perspectives of Climate: Coping and Adaptive Strategies in Ghana