West Africa

West Africa

BEGINS ON

11 May 2022

53

Days

20

Hours

33

Minutes

Hi, my name is Dr. Justina Onumah(Ph.D.)

NEF Ambassador – West Africa

Justina Adwoa Onumah is a Senior Research Scientist at the Science and Technology Policy Research Institute of the CSIR-Ghana. She holds a Master of Philosophy Degree in Agricultural Economics and currently a PhD (Development Studies) Fellow at University of Ghana under the German Academic Exchange (DAAD) programme. Her research interest is in the areas of innovation, poverty, technology transfer, research- policy-industry linkages, productivity studies and food security. She has been involved in a number of research projects in these areas and have about 11 journal articles to her credit. Aside her strong scientific skills, she is a great organizer of public engagement events such as conferences and policy dialogues. She has had three international academic visiting experiences at the University of Guelph, Canada (2011); University of Bonn, Germany (2017); and Aalborg University, Denmark (2018). Her passion is to see more action put into science through a strong research-policy-industry linkage.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SCIENCE IN West Africa

Ghana and Niger are the physical hosts of the NEF Africa Science Week 2022 Edition in Western Africa. Gambia, Togo, Liberia, Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinee, Mauritania, and Nigeria are among the other West African countries taking part in the event. The NEF Ambassador to Ghana, Dr. Justina Onumah(Ph.D.), and the NEF Ambassador to Niger, Dr. Moussa Hassan Ousseini (Ph.D.) are in charge of in-person activities in the host countries.

ASW HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2022

OUR 2022 PROGRAM

June

11th

NEF Africa Science Week Spotlight Session in Accra, Ghana had 100 in-person participants.

Accra, Ghana

May

13th

NEF Africa Science Week African Science Movie and Discussion Night to stimulate innovation among the youths in Accra, Ghana

Accra, Ghana

May

19th

NEF Climate Session in partnership with AIMS Centre of Excellence in Ghana

Accra, Ghana

May

20th

NEF Africa Science Week STEM Outreach program for Ghana

Accra, Ghana

June

01st

NEF Africa Science Week Science Women in Science Session in Niamey, Niger

Niger

June

02nd

Blended NEF Africa Science Week Science Communication in Accra, Ghana.

Ghana

STEM training session for young students.

Ghana

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