What Evidence Exists on Individuals' Sustainable Consumption Practices in Africa? A Scoping Review Protocol


  • Peter Ansu-Mensah Sunyani Technical University, Ghana http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3961-3109
  • Monica Ansu-Mensah University Clinic, Sunyani Technical University, Sunyani, Ghana
  • Desmond Kuupiel University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa


The new paradigm shift in the discourse on sustainability and sustainable consumption globally and particularly in Africa, has led to the need to understand the consumption practices of people in order to strategize and safeguard scarce natural resources for posterity. This study aims to systematically review published research to answer the research question: what evidence exists on individuals' sustainable consumption practices in Africa? The study focuses on consumers' waste minimisation, sustainable food consumption, sustainable transport and sustainable energy consumption in Africa, to provide evidence for policy decisions and future research. The study adopts the 2015 Joanna Briggs Institute guidelines, Arksey and O'Malley's suggested scoping review framework, and Levac et al. 2010 recommendations. To present the results of this review, the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis Extension for Scoping Review would be used. This study seeks to identify future strategies to encourage greater sustainable consumption practices in African households.

Keywords: Sustainable consumption and production, Waste minimisation, Sustainable food consumption, Sustainable energy consumption, Sustainable transport, Africa

JEL Classifications: M31, P28, P36, Q01, Q56

DOI: https://doi.org/10.32479/irmm.11845


Download data is not yet available.

Author Biographies

Peter Ansu-Mensah, Sunyani Technical University, Ghana

Peter Ansu-Mensah is a lecturer in Marketing and Consumption. He received his Ph.D. in Marketing from Cyprus International University, Lefkosa, Northern Cyprus. He holds an MBA in Marketing from the University of Leicester, England, UK, an MSc in Procurement Management from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana and a Bachelor of Education (Arts) from the University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana. Currently, he is the Head, Department of Secretaryship and Management Studies, Sunyani Technical University, Sunyani, Ghana. He presently teaches three courses: Consumer Behaviour, Strategic Marketing Management: Planning and Control, and Organizational Behaviour. His research interests are in consumer behaviour, sustainable consumption, and marketing. He has participated in several capacity building workshops and research seminars in Ghana, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and the USA.

Desmond Kuupiel, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa

Post Doctoral ResearchFellowDiscipline of Public Health Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa




How to Cite

Ansu-Mensah, P., Ansu-Mensah, M., & Kuupiel, D. (2021). What Evidence Exists on Individuals’ Sustainable Consumption Practices in Africa? A Scoping Review Protocol. International Review of Management and Marketing, 11(5), 12–17. Retrieved from http://econjournals.com/index.php/irmm/article/view/11845