National Research and Innovation Award
January 5, 2022

The maiden edition of the National Research and Innovation Lecture Series instituted by REGIG was held at the West Africa Center for Cell Biology and Infectious Pathogens (WACCBIP), University of Ghana, on 30th April 2019. The theme for the lecture series was Revitalizing Academia, Government and Private Sector Research Partnership for the Sustainable Development Goals.

The lecture series is aimed at creating REGIG a platform to bring together key stakeholders in the research arena, including students, researchers, private sector, government, NGOs, CSOs and development partners. The Lecture series also provides a unique opportunity to recognize and celebrate institutions and individuals contributing to the generation, dissemination, and utilization of research in Ghana and beyond.

The over 200 participants comprised students, representatives from industries, government institutions, NGOs, CSOs and development partners. 
We extend our profound gratitude to the Chair of the program, the speakers, invited guests, participants and all those who contributed to the success of the maiden edition of the National Research and Innovation Lecture Series on Sustainable Development. 

The lecture series was chaired by Dr. Esther Offei-Aboagye (Local Governance Expert and the Board Chair of STAR-GHANA Foundation). In her opening remark, Dr. Offei-Aboagye lauded the initiative, noting that it is timely in view of recent interest in nurturing and consolidating Government, academia and private sector partnership, the so-called Triple Helix. She further noted that while collaborating between stakeholders is critical and indispensable to socioeconomic growth and development, the next phase of the dialogue should be centered on how the stakeholders can actually engaged each other. She was emphatic that the lecture series instituted by REGIG will contribute significantly to championing and chartering this quintessential phase of government, academia and private sector partnership. 

 

Keynote speakers at the lecture series were:

  • Dr. Felix Addo-Yobo, the National Coordinator for the SDG at the National Development Planning Commission
  • Professor Justice Nyigmah Bawole, the Dean of University of Ghana Business School
  • Nana Osei Bonsu, the CEO of the Private Enterprise Federation

 

Other dignitaries at the lecture series include 

  • Mr. Ibrahim Tanko (The Acting CEO and Program Director of STAR-GHANA Foundation)
  • Dr. Seth Dapaah (Vice President, Millennium Promise)
  • Professor Gordon Awandare (Director of West African Center for Cell Biology and Infectious Pathogens, University of Ghana)
  • Mrs. Monica Amponsah (Program Director of Grameen Foundation)

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