Sam Adu-Kumi

Dr. Sam Adu-Kumi

Dr. Sam Adu-Kumi is currently the Programmes Coordinator and Focal Person for the chemical and waste-related multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs) and Frameworks in Ghana. He is the immediate-past Director of the Chemicals Control and Management Centre of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of Ghana. A position he occupied from 2012 until September 2021.

He holds a PhD degree in Nuclear and Environmental Protection from the University of Ghana.

Dr. Adu-Kumi has expertise in environmental fate, human exposure, and health risk assessment of POPs and Heavy Metals (Mercury, Lead, and Cadmium). He has particularly worked in monitoring, sampling, analysis, and risk characterization of human health risks.

In Ghana he was involved in technical reviews of chemical dossiers, which serve as basis for informed decisions in registration, licensing, and management of pesticides and hazardous chemicals and wastes. He participated in the work of the Inter-Governmental Negotiating Committee which culminated in the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) and served as the President of the 8th Conference of the Parties (COP-8) to the Stockholm Convention.