Research and Grant Institute of Ghana
- Vision *: To become a leading and world-class institute dedicated to promoting and supporting quality, innovative, and cutting-edge research in Ghana and beyond.
- Mission *: 1. Research Promotion 2. Research Dissemination 3. Research Achievement 4. Research Capacity & Advocacy
- Thematic Areas *: Education / Education,Governance / Gouvernance,Human Rights / Droits de l’Homme,Peace and Security / Paix et Securité,Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) / Objectifs de Développement Durable (ODD),Environmental Conservation / Préservation de l’Environnement,Health Provision / Soins de Santé
- Target Group: International / Internationale ,National / Nationale,Regional / Régionale,Community / Communauté
- Key Objectives *: 1. Reposition the universities and research institutions in Ghana as repositories of empirical knowledge through a competitive funding of research projects and the provision of research-supportive environments 2. Consolidate the growing relationship between the research institutions, businesses, and industries to engineer socioeconomic growth and development through knowledge and technology transfer. 3. Celebrate excellence in research by recognizing and awarding researchers and research institutions generating and disseminating high-quality basic and applied research. 4. Conduct high-quality research, monitor and evaluate policies, programs, and projects with dedicated and experienced research teams. 5. Serve as a major advisory body to the government of Ghana, state and non-state institutions, development partners, and interested individuals on research, public policy, and development. 6. Enhance and improve the research capacity and knowledge-base of the research community in Ghana through the provision of tailored training programs, seminars, workshops, and conferences.
- Core Competencies *: Advocacy / Plaidoyer,Knowledge Management / Gestion des Connaissances,Capacity Development / Renforcement des Capacités
- Government Engagement:
- Major or Current Achievements *: 1. Grant for Postgraduate students to undertake research into the Sustainable Development Goals. 2. Virtual Online Research Training Program for Students. 3. Postgraduate Research Awards on Sustainable Development Goals. 4. Exit Polls in Ghana. 5. First ever 3 minutes Thesis competition among tertiary students in Ghana.
- Functional Board *:
- Number of Board Members *: 6
- List Expertise of Board Members *: Dr. Elsie Effah Kaufmann is a Senior Lecturer and founding Head of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Ghana. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE), a Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) and a Ph.D. in Bioengineering, all from the University of Pennsylvania, USA. After her graduate studies, she received her postdoctoral training at Rutgers University before joining the University of Ghana in 2001. Dr. Effah Kaufmann was a member of the Planning Committee set up by the Academic Board of the University of Ghana to make proposals for establishing the Faculty of Engineering Sciences and was also a member of the three-person Implementation Committee set up by the Vice-Chancellor following the submission and adoption of the Planning Committee’s report. She was appointed as the first Head of the Department of Biomedical Engineering in 2006. Dr. Effah Kaufmann’s teaching and research focus on Tissue Engineering, Biomaterials and Application of Biomedical Engineering concepts to the solution of problems in the Ghanaian context. She was the recipient of the University of Ghana’s Best Teacher Award for the Sciences in 2009. She is also keenly interested in Science education at all levels and has been the Host/ Quiz Mistress of the Ghana National Science & Mathematics Quiz TV Programme since 2006. Dr. Effah Kaufmann is the 2017 Impact Africa Summit Laureate for Education in Ghana. The award recognises her “exceptional and continuous contribution to science education in Ghana and for being a role model and inspiration to many young girls”.Justice Nyigmah Bawole (Ph.D.) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Administration and Health Services Management, University of Ghana Business School, Legon. Prof. Bawole obtained a Ph.D. in Development Policy and Management from the Global Development Institute (former Institute for Development Policy and Management), University of Manchester, UK, where he is a visiting scholar since 2013. He holds an MPhil, BSc. Administration (Public Administration Major) and Diploma in Public Administration degrees from the University of Ghana Business School. Professor Bawole has published extensively in reputable and top-tier journals, authored several books, book chapters, and technical reports, and presented his research works at major conferences across the globe. He has also won several competitive national and international grants for research activities, training and capacity building programs. In addition, Professor Bawole has consulted for several institutions, both local and foreign, on development, public policy, and administration issues.Professor Charity Akotia is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Dean of the School of Social Sciences, University of Ghana. Prof. Akotia holds a Bachelor of Arts and Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Ghana, and a Master of Arts in Psychology from the Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada. As a specialist in Social/Community Psychology, Prof. Akotia has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals, books, and has won national and international competitive grants. She has consulted for several reputable institutions in Ghana and also serves as an external examiner for several Universities both in Ghana and some foreign Universities including the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and Stellenbosch University, in South Africa. She is also on the Editorial Boards for several local and international journals. Her researcher area in suicidal behaviour and prevention. She is currently the National Representative for the International Association for Suicide Prevention. Professor Gordon A. Awandare is a professor in the Department of Biochemistry, Cell & Molecular biology and Director of West African Center for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens, University of Ghana. His area of expertise and research interest include malaria parasite biology, immunology, and pathogens. Samuel Adjorlolo holds a Ph.D. in Applied Social Sciences (with a concentration in Forensic Psychology and Criminology) from City University of Hong Kong. Prior to this, he graduated from the University of Ghana where he received Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Nursing and Psychology, and Clinical Psychology, with a concentration in Clinical Neuropsychology, respectively. He also received a Master of Science degree in Telemedicine and e-health from the UiT-Arctic University of Norway, Norway. He has published in several international peer-reviewed journals, and book chapters published by renowned publishers such as Routledge. He has also presented his research works at international conferences across the globe. Dr. Adjorlolo has received several honors and awards, including the prestigious Chow Yei Ching school of graduate studies and research tuition scholarships by the City University of Hong Kong, Emerging Psychologist by International Congress of Psychology, and Doctoral Summit Scholarship by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, United States.
- Organisational Strategic Plan *:
- Head of Organisation *: Samuel Adjorlolo
- Name of Contact Person *: Obed Asamoah Kissi
- Position of Contact Person *: Director of Programs, Monitoring and Evaluation
- Number of Staff *: 7
- Number of Males *: 6
- Number of Females *: 3