Profile-Ing. Dr. Prince Antwi-Agyei


Brief Profile

Dr Prince Antwi-Agyei holds a PhD in Environmental Sanitation and Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He is an experienced Researcher and Consultant with a demonstrated history of working in Industry and Academia and is currently a lecturer at the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Energy and Natural Resources, Sunyani – Ghana.  He is skilled in Sustainable Development, WASH, Rural and Urban Development, and Environmental Awareness and sustainability. Specific areas of interest are: Faecal Sludge Management, Solid waste engineering and management, Health Risks Assessment, Low cost sanitation options, Wastewater management,  and Rural and Small-Town Water Supply. Dr Antwi-Agyei has performed several leadership roles including being the Ghana lead for several projects including the QUISS Project (Quality Indicators of Shared Sanitation Facilities) and the Urban sanitation costs and low-income consumers’ willingness-to-pay’ project under the Urban Sanitation Research Initiative in Ghana, Kenya and Bangladesh. Recently, he was a panellist for the Guardian (UK) to discuss how to turn wastewater from nuisance to resource as part of activities marking 2017 World Water Day. He was also a committee member constituted by the Minister of Environment, Science and Technology to assess the extent of the problem of liquid waste management in Accra and Tema metropolitan areas and prescribe immediate and long-term solutions to the problem. Dr Antwi-Agyei possesses strong writing skills with several peer-reviewed publications and is a reviewer for several journals including Journal of water, sanitation and health, Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development, BMC Public Health, Waterlines, and Scientific African. He has over 16 years professional experience and has worked in several countries including Ghana, South Africa, Kenya, Malawi and the United Kingdom. He has also collaborated with several organisations including the UNHCR, UNICEF, London School of Tropical Medicine (UK), IMC Worldwide (UK), the Aquaya Institute (USA), Eawag/Sandec (Switzerland), Water and Sanitation for Urban Poor (WSUP – UK), Opportunity International (UK), and TREND Group (Ghana)

Courses Taught at the Graduate Level

  • EEMA 506. Environmental and Social Impact Assessmentand Safeguards
  • EEMA 508. Environmental Health and Safety and Risk Assessment
Institution (Start – End dates)Degree(s)/Diploma(s) /Certificates obtained
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), University of London 2012 – 2015PhD. Environmental Sanitation and Health
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) 2007 – 2009MSc. Water Supply and Environmental Sanitation
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) 2000 – 2004BSc. Civil Engineering

Areas of Speciality

  1. Environmental sanitation and health
  2. Water supply and environmental sanitation
  3. Solid waste engineering and management
  4. Public health
  5. Health risk assessment
  6. Civil Engineering

Research Interest

Faecal Sludge Management, Health Risks Assessment, Low cost sanitation options, Wastewater use for urban agriculture, rural and urban sanitation, Sanitation Marketing, WASH Governance, WASH audit and evaluations, WASH Impact and Process evaluations, Solid waste management, Rural and Small-Town Water Supply, School WASH, Menstrual Hygiene Management, Food Hygiene and Safety, Hygiene promotion and Behaviour Change Interventions.

Professional Associations

  1. Member: Ghana Institution of Engineers
  2. Member: Environmental Health Group – London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), United Kingdom


  1. Prince Antwi-Agyei, Bismark Dwumfour-Asare, Kwaku Amaning Adjei, Raphael Kweyu, Sheillah Simiyu. 2020. Understanding the barriers and opportunities for effective management of shared sanitation in low-income settlements – the case of Kumasi, Ghana. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
  2. Monney, I. & Antwi-Agyei, P. 2018. Beyond the MDG water target to universal water coverage in Ghana: the key transformative shifts required. Journal of Water Sanitation and Hygiene for Development, washdev2018176
  3. Prince Antwi-Agyei, Isaac Monney, Bismark Dwumfour Asare, Sue Cavil. Toilets for tenants: an analysis of factors influencing the (non) enforcement of byelaws on household toilet provision in Ghana, 2018. Environment and Urbanization
  4. Antwi-Agyei, P., Mwakitalima, A., Seleman, A., Tenu, F., Kuiwite, T., Kiberiti, S. & Roma, E. 2017. Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in schools: results from a process evaluation of the National Sanitation Campaign in Tanzania. Journal of Water Sanitation and Hygiene for Development, washdev2017159
  5. Antwi-Agyei, P., Biran, A., Peasey, A., Bruce, J. & Ensink, J. 2016a. A faecal exposure assessment of farm workers in Accra, Ghana: a cross sectional study. BMC public health, 16, 587
  6. Antwi-Agyei, P., Peasey, A., Biran, A., Bruce, J. & Ensink, J. 2016b. Risk perceptions of wastewater use for urban agriculture in Accra, Ghana. PloS one, 11, e0150603.
  7. Antwi-Agyei, P. & Ensink, J. 2016. Wastewater use in urban agriculture: an exposure and risk assessment in Accra, Ghana. Journal of Science and Technology (Ghana), 36, 7-14
  8. Antwi-Agyei, P., Cairncross, S., Peasey, A., Price, V., Bruce, J. & Baker, K. 2015a. A Farm to Fork Risk Assessment for the Use of Wastewater in Agriculture in Accra, Ghana. PLoS One, 10
  9. Antwi-Agyei, P., Cairncross, S., Peasey, A., Price, V., Bruce, J., Baker, K., Moe, C., Ampofo, J., Armah, G. & Ensink, J. 2015b. A farm to fork risk assessment for the use of wastewater in agriculture in Accra, Ghana. PloS one, 10, e0142346.
  10. Hunter, P. R., Abdelrahman, S. H., Antwi-Agyei, P., Awuah, E., Cairncross, S., Chappell, E., Dalsgaard, A., Ensink, J. H., Potgieter, N. & Mokgobu, I. 2014. Needs assessment to strengthen capacity in water and sanitation research in Africa: experiences of the African SNOWS consortium. Health research policy and systems, 12, 68
  11. Prince Antwi-Agyei, Sampson Oduro-Kwarteng, Esi Awuah. Faecal Sludge Management in Madina, Ghana. Journal of Applied Technology in Environmental Sanitation; 2011

Policy Briefs and Fact Sheets

  1. Sheillah Simiyu, Prince Antwi-Agyei, Raphael M. Kweyu, and Kwaku Adjei4Sharing of sanitation facilities in Low Income settlements: What, Why, and How? (2020).
  2. Sheillah Simiyu, Prince Antwi-Agyei, Raphael Kweyu, Kwaku A. Adjei. Improving sanitation management and quality: An overview of the ‘Research on Shared Sanitation in Africa’ (RESSA) Study. (2018)
  3. Prince Antwi-Agyei and Jeroen Ensink. Wastewater use for vegetable farming and post-harvest risk management in Ghana; 2016. (
  4. Prince Antwi-Agyei and Jeroen Ensink. Wastewater use in urban agriculture and health risk to farm workers; 2016 (