Pln. Prof. Emmanuel Kanchebe Derbile has been appointed Vice-Chancellor of the Simon Diedong Dombo University of Business and Integrated Development Studies (SDD-UBIDS) for a 4-year tenure effective May 1, 2024. Until then, he was appointed Acting Vice-Chancellor by the Governing Council effective January 15, 2024.

Prof. E.K. Derbile holds several degrees and certificates. He holds a Ph.D in Development Studies from the University of Bonn (Germany, 2010) and MSc. in Development Planning and Management from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Kumasi)/University of Dortmund (Germany, 2003). He also holds a BA Degree in Integrated Development Studies from the University for Development Studies, Tamale and a Certificate in Management of Development Organizations from St. Francis Xavier University, now University of British Columbia (Canada).

Prof. E K. Derbile has over 24 years work experience in academia, rising through the various academic ranks in the University system from 1999 to date. He is currently a Professor of Development Planning in the Department of Planning (DoP) in the University.  He has taught several courses both at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He has also successfully supervised several undergraduate student theses, 27 M.Phil theses and 4 Ph.Ds. He is currently supervising a couple of masters and Ph.D students.

He has researched and published extensively in both local and foreign scientific outlets, addressing the subject of environmental change, particularly, vulnerability to climate change, livelihood sustainability, endogenous knowledge systems and development, including local knowledge systems and the policy implications for development planning. Some of his research and publications address the subject of health financing and equity related issues in health care services and utilisation.  He has to his credit over 60 peer-reviewed publications. Read more…..