Dr. Seth Asare Okyere is a multi-disciplinary development planner whose work revolves around international development, sustainable urbanism, community resilience, and adaptation. His research and work experiences intersect socio-spatial and environmental stressors/risks/adaptions in the everyday contexts of people and the built environment. He has extensive experience across Academia, Policy Think Tanks, and Civil Society Organisations conducting transformative research, leading international expert teams, coordinating international joint projects, and engaging local communities to build capacity for sustainable development. His research and work experiences span communities/institutions in Africa, Europe, Asia, and North America. Seth is in pursuit of the sustainable development of communities with a particular focus on social equity and resilience. Specifically, mission-focused approaches to support communities/institutions to better understand their contexts as well as utilize existing potentials, tools, and networks to build capacity and foster resilience to existing/emerging stresses, risks, and shocks.
Seth holds a Ph.D. in Engineering (Urban Development Planning) from Osaka University, Japan, an MSc in Urban Planning and Policy Design (cum laude) from Politecnico di Milano, Italy, and BSc in Development Planning (First Class Honours) from KNUST, Ghana. Seth also holds Honor Code Certificates in Future Livable Cities from ETH Zurich, Health and Society from Harvard University, and a professional certificate in Emergency Planning and Crises Management from the Federal Office for Civic Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK) in Germany.