Dr. Francis Xavier Tuokuu is an International Development and Sustainability professional. He has over a decade of experience in policy consultancy and academia in multiple locations on three continents (Africa, Europe, and North America). His areas of expertise are: sustainability, energy transition, extractive sector governance, environmental and energy policy, human rights and rural livelihoods, and the intersection of these topics.
Francis recently joined Mercy Corps as Senior Advisor - Global Environmental Sustainability within the Technical Support Unit (TSU) in Washington D.C. Before joining Mercy Corps, he lived and worked in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and Ghana in the following roles: Lecturer in Sustainability at Bournemouth University and Adjunct Researcher at the Robert Gordon University (both in the United Kingdom), Postdoctoral Fellow at York University in Canada, Postdoctoral Fellow at Keene State College, Adjunct Professor at Antioch University, Adjunct Professor at Plymouth State University, Sustainability Coordinator at Franklin Pierce University (all in the United States), and Research/Teaching Assistant at the University of Ghana.
He has also provided consultancies for The World Bank, the Government of Sierra Leone, Clean Energy New Hampshire (CENH)/The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Environmental and Energy Technology Council of Maine (E2TECH), and CAMFED-Ghana.
He has authored and co-authored several scientific papers which have appeared in prominent journals including Journal of Cleaner Production, Resources Policy, Energy Research and Social Science, Environmental Science & Policy, Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, The Extractive Industries and Society, Business and Human Rights Journal, Business and Society Review, Natural Resources Forum, Journal of Sustainable Mining, Journal of Global Responsibility, SAGE Open, Journal on Migration and Human Security, International Journal of Energy Sector Mgt, and Oil, Gas & Energy Law. He has published two book chapters and one co-edited book in Routledge. He is also a Reviewer for leading int. journals including, Resources Policy, Natural Resources Forum, Business and Society Review, among others.
He holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Studies from Antioch University, preceded by a double Master’s Degree: MSc. in Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies from Antioch University and MSc. in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) & Energy from The Robert Gordon University. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Geography & Resource Development with Philosophy from University of Ghana.