Prof. Olivia Adwoa Tiwaah Frimpong Kwapong, Coordinator, Distance Education Unit

Oliva A. T. Frimpong Kwapong holds a PhD from the University of Ghana.

She has studied as a special Doctoral Candidate at Harvard University. She is currently a lecturer at the Institute of Continuing and Education, University of Ghana.

Prof. Kwapong has worked for both governmental and non-governmental organizations for empowerment of women.

Her studies have focused in areas of gender and development, information and communication technologies, and open and distance learning



  • Empowerment of Rural Women- Insights and Initiatives” In: Empowerment of rural women through adult education, edited by B. Sujatha and N. Sreenivasan.(The Icfai University Press, pp. 77-94, 2007)
  • Education at doorsteps of women - Open and distance learning for empowerment of women”. (Booksurge Publishing, 156pp, 2007)
  • Promoting Citizenship among women in Ghana: The role of non-governmental”(Studies in Gender and Development in Africa 1(1): 91–104, 2007)
  • Assessing willingness to pay for information delivery among rural women in Ghana” (International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning 2(4): 70 - 76, 2007)
  • Wide World in Uganda, CYP in Ghana – Lessons to share” (Zimbabwe Journal of Educational Research 19(3): 240 – 263, 2007)
  • Providing quality teacher education for women in Ghana through open and distance learning” (Indian Journal of Open Learning (16): 217 - 234, 2007)
  • Policy implications for using ICTs for empowerment of rural women in Ghana- An empirical study of information and communication technology for empowerment of rural women in Ghana” (African Journal of Information and Communication Technology 4(3): 80 - 86, 2008)
  • The most affected in land issues: Women, migrants, urban dwellers, youth and PLWHAs” (International Journal of Rural Studies 15(2): 12 – 18, 2008)
  • The health situation of women in Ghana” (Rural and Remote Health 8(963): 4, 2008)
  • A Case for using open and distance learning (ODL) to widen access to tertiary education for women” (International Journal Instructional Technology and Distance Learning 5(5): 47 - 59, 2008)
  • Comparing knowledge and usage of ICT among male and female distance learners of an endowed and deprived area in a developing country in Africa” (Journal of Information Technology 8(1): 1 – 17, 2009)
  • The poor and land: A situational analysis of access to land by poor land users in Ghana.” (Journal of Rural and Community Development 4(1): 51 - 66, 2009)
  • Urban development and poverty reduction – some institutional issues” (Journal of Information 1(1): 55 - 66, 2009)
  • Equitable access – Information and communication technology for open and distance learning” (Universe, Inc., p. 260, 2010)
  • Male support for gender equality” (Ghana Universities Press, p.187, 2010)
  • Educational Technology in Practice - Research and Practical Case Studies from the Field. In: Exploring ICT use for distance education in Ghana”, edited by Kinuthia, W. and Marshall, S. – Charlotte, North Carolina (Information Age Publishing, pp.103-105,183-194, 2010) with Ofosu, W.K.
  • Internet usage among women in a deprived area in Africa” (Far East Journal of Mathematical Education 4(2): 173-188, 2010)