Dr. Roland S. Kabange

Staff Grade: 
Brief Bio: 

Roland is a down-to-earth individual with quality education in the sciences and engineering, focused on environmental engineering (sanitation option) at the PhD level, and Irrigation Engineering at the BSc and MSc levels.  His multidisciplinary PhD thesis entitled “Low-cost sanitation in peri-urban Ghana” combined users’ needs and preferences for sanitation facilities, experts’ views, and relevant literature with sanitation system costing concepts and principles to develop a generic sanitation planning framework for sanitation system selection, while accounting for population density effects on cost for the most cost-effective sanitation system solution.  With about twenty (20) years teaching experience in Kumasi Technical University, he has accumulated teaching, learning and administrative experiences, and doubles as an adjunct lecturer with Ghana Technology University College (GTUC) since 2014.

He worked tirelessly and gained accreditation status for the department through the National Accreditation Board (NAB) under the panel chairmanship of the late Professor Kwesi Andam of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).  He successfully wrote a NUFFIC project proposal on capacity building for the department under Dr. Lord Asamoah’s administration in 2003/2004 academic year, a proposal that led to the award of one million Euro (€1 million) grant to the department – the first of its kind in the history of the institution at the time.  To his credit are fourteen (14) peer-reviewed publications, and relevant workshops and courses attended currently number fifteen (15).  Curriculum development of Diploma, Bachelor and Masters programmes, and proposal writing for grant funding are some skills acquired.  

He designed the first HND curriculum for the department, and recently developed MTech (Water and Environmental Engineering) curriculum for the same department.  IHe is a reviewer for African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology (AJEST) and European Journal of Engineering Research Science (EJERS) since 2016.  He was the Department of Civil Engineering head from 1998 – 2004 and 2014/2015 academic year, an executive member of the Academic Board till 2004, secretary to Polytechnic Teachers’ Association of Ghana (POTAG), a member of a six-member committee nominated to develop a joint Masters programme with Portsmouth University, chaired the MTech (Water & Environmental Engineering) committee, and member of NICHE (Renewable energy & Environmental Engineering) committee.  He wishes to continue to make significant contribution to the development of Kumasi Technical University, particularly in areas of teaching, research, and administration, and any other duties as assigned that match my skills and area of expertise.

Education: 

2014      PhD in Environmental Engineering (sanitation option), University of Leeds, Leeds (United Kingdom)
1996      MSc (Irrigation Engineering), Russian Peoples’ Friendship University, Moscow (Russia)
1994      BSc (Civil Engineering), Patrice Lumumba Peoples’ Friendship University, Moscow (Russia)

 

Auxiliary education and qualifications

2010       Leeds Trinity University College, Maths Enhancement Course Bradford College, and Huddersfield University (United Kingdom)

2007 – 2008            Stockholm Environment Institute, Ecological Alternatives in Stockholm (Sweden) Sanitation Certificate

1994 – 1995            Russian Peoples’ Friendship Univ. Diploma (Interpreter -Russian to English)

1989 – 1996           Russian Peoples’ friendship Univ. Certificate (Russian language Teacher)

1987 − 1989          Pre-university voluntary work (or national service), Navrongo Secondary School (Ghana) Taught Advanced Level Maths, Ordinary Level Maths and Physics
1985 – 1987          Bawku Secondary School (Ghana) Advanced Level Certificate (“A” Levels) in Maths, Physics, Chemistry, and General Paper

Research Interests: 
  • Promotion of sustainable low-cost sanitation systems for low-income densely-populated peri-urban communities;
  • Knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) of sanitation; and
  • Greywater management and use.
Conferences Attended: 

Workshops and courses attended

  1. Assessment and Test Item Writing workshop organized by The Quality Assurance Unit of Kumasi Technical University (KsTU) at The Council Chamber – KsTU, 12th – 13th September 2017
  2. Using EXCEL for Research Data: Level 2 course organized by Staff and Departmental Department Unit (SDDU), University of Leeds, 21st May 2007
  3. Using EXCEL for Research Data – Fundamentals: Level 1 course organized by Staff and Departmental Department Unit (SDDU), University of Leeds, 23rd April 2007
  4. SPSS Level 2: Data Manipulation course organized by Staff and Departmental Department Unit (SDDU), University of Leeds, 1st March 2007
  5. Introduction to SPSS: Level 1 course organized by Staff and Departmental Department Unit (SDDU), University of Leeds, 16th February 2007
  6. Report Writing course organized by Staff and Departmental Department Unit (SDDU), University of Leeds, 30th January 2007
  7. Preparing for Your Viva course organized by Staff and Departmental Department Unit (SDDU), University of Leeds, 26th January 2007
  8. How to Turn and Idea into a Fundable Project workshop organized by Staff and Departmental Department Unit (SDDU), University of Leeds, 25th December 2006
  9. Influencing and Negotiating Skills workshop organized by Staff and Departmental Department Unit (SDDU), University of Leeds, 4th December 2006
  10. Thesis Presentation course organized by Staff and Departmental Department Unit (SDDU), University of Leeds, 21st November 2006
  11. The Final Stages of Your Research Degree course organized by Staff and Departmental Department Unit (SDDU), University of Leeds, 15th November 2006
  12. Giving Presentation course organized by Staff and Departmental Department Unit (SDDU), University of Leeds, 10th November 2006
  13. Scientific Research Methodology: Putting Theory into Practice workshop organized by Staff and Departmental Department Unit (SDDU), University of Leeds, 3rd November 2006
  14. The Insiders’ Guide to Getting Published workshop organized by Staff and Departmental Department Unit (SDDU), University of Leeds, 29th September 2005
  15.  Writing Proposals for Grant Funding workshop organized by Staff and Departmental Department Unit (SDDU), University of Leeds, 22nd June 2005
  16.  Test Item Writing workshop organized by NABPTEX and Kumasi Technical University (KsTU), Kumasi Technical University, 23rd – 25th April 2003
Publications: 
  1. Kabange, R. S. (2017).  The water supply and sanitation sector in Ghana. International Journal of Scientific Engineering and Applied Science (IJSEAS) 3 (9), 180 – 194.
  2. Kabange, R. S. (2017).  Non-health externalities contribution to sanitation improvement: a review.  International Journal of Scientific Engineering and Applied Science (IJSEAS) 3 (9), 195 – 212.
  3. Kabange, R. S. (2017). Second fiddle to water supply – the time is now!  European Journal of Engineering Research and Science (EJERS) (Accepted)  
  4. Kabange, R. S. (2017).  Assessment of sanitation practices and attitudes of the Kotoko community in Suame (Kumasi), Ghana.  European Journal of Engineering Research and Science (EJERS) (Accepted)
  5. Kabange, R. S. (2017).  Simplified sewerage – “true partner” for the peri-urban poor? International Journal of Latest Engineering Research and Applications (IJLERA) 2 (9), 63 – 67.
  6. Kabange, R. S. (2017).  Low-cost sanitation technology options for low-income high-density peri-urban communities of developing countries.  International Journal of Latest Engineering Research and Applications (IJLERA) 2 (9), 49 – 62.
  7. Kabange, R. S. (2017).  A review of pit latrine emptying technologies for low-income densely-populated settlements of developing countries.  Journal of Civil and Environmental Research of The International Institute for Science, Technology and Education (IISTE) (Accepted)
  8. Kabange, R. S. and Nkansah, A. (2017).  From the great bubonic plague outbreak to PUSH UP in Ghana.  International Journal of Recent Engineering Research and Development (IJRERD) 2 (9), 19 – 23
  9. Kabange, R. S. and Nkansah, A. (2017).  User-minded audit of peri-urban Kotoko community pour-flush latrine usage in Suame (Kumasi), Ghana.  International Journal of Recent Engineering Research and Development (IJRERD) 2 (9), 12 – 18.
  10. Kabange, R. S. & Graham, J. (2017).  Community population density variation implications on sanitation system cost – the case of Kotoko community in Suame (Kumasi), Ghana.  Journal of Civil and Environmental Research 9 (2), 46 – 53 of The International Institute for Science, Technology and Education (IISTE)
  11. Kabange, R. S., Graham, J. & Nkansah, A. (2016).  Sanitation system solution for Kotoko community in Suame (Kumasi), Ghana.  American Scientific Journal for Engineering, Technology, and Sciences (ASRJETS) 16 (1), 19 – 54             
  12. Kabange, R. S. & Nkansah, A. (2015).  Shared sanitation facilities: a reality or mirage? American Scientific Journal for Engineering, Technology, and Sciences (ASRJETS), 14 (1), 172 – 177   
  13. Kabange, R. S. & Nkansah, A. (2015).  Peri-urban community perceptions towards greywater use: a case study of the Kotoko community in Suame (Kumasi), Ghana.  Journal of Civil and Environmental Research 7 (9), 1 – 9 of The International Institute for Science, Technology and Education (IISTE)             
  14. Kabange, R. S. & Nkansah, A. (2015).  Peri-urban community socio-cultural preferences for, and experts’ views on, sanitation options: a case study of the Kotoko community in Suame (Kumasi), Ghana.  Journal of Environment and Earth Science 5 (18), 28 – 35 of The International Institute for Science, Technology and Education (IISTE)
  15. Kabange, R. S. (2014).  Low-Cost Sanitation in Peri-Urban Ghana (PhD Thesis).  The University of Leeds: The United Kingdom.
  16. Kabange, R. S. (1998).  Over-Simplified and Comprehensive Core Mathematics for Senior Secondary School Students - 233 pages.  Amakom Publishers: Kumasi, Ghana.