The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is the foremost national science and technology institution in Ghana. It is mandated to carry out scientific and technological research for national development. The Council was established in its present form by NLC Decree 293 of 10th October, 1968 and re-established by CSIR Act 521 of 26th November, 1996. The Council, however, traces its ancestry to the erstwhile National Research Council (NRC), which was established by the Research Act 21 of August, 1958, a little over a year after independence, to organize and co-ordinate scientific research in Ghana and provide the necessary platform for Ghana’s accelerated development.

The Council came into being on 14th February 1959 with a Governing Council, which was chaired by the President of Ghana, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, with Mr. F.E.V. Smith as its Executive Secretary and Mr. S.T. Quansah as Deputy Executive Secretary. Merger and reconstitution. In 1963, the National Research Council was merged with the Ghana Academy of Learning, which had been established in 1958 and renamed the Ghana Academy of Sciences, under the Ghana Academy of Sciences Instrument E.I.5 of 1963. The Academy, therefore, combined the dual roles of a statutory learned society and the organization of national research.

The assets and responsibilities of the two organizations were vested in the new Academy. The Academy had responsibility over eleven research institutes and four units and projects with Prof. J. Yanney-Ewusi as its General Secretary.

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The research agenda of CSIR will continue to be re-aligned with the development priorities of government and development partners
CSIR's research in the area of Electronics, Information, Communications and Technology will focus on developing simple electronic
Biomedical and Public Health research at CSIR will focus on human and animal epidemiology (including research into infectious
This thematic area will focus on climate-friendly energy production. Research work will critically analyze energy sources in
Research and innovation in the field of materials science and manufacturing by the CSIR, its partners and stakeholders will aim
The climate change crisis and development needs of the world’s poor require us to acknowledge the necessity and urgency for
Food security is defined in its most basic form as access by all people at all times to the food needed for a healthy life. The

Some Accomplished Projects

Pozzolana cement
A highly active cementitious material, made from local clay and a good substitute for clinker which is used for Portland cement production, has been developed and transferred to an Entrepreneur for commercial production. Pozzolana has been tested and proven internationally to be very durable. It has the potential to replace Portland cement by 40% and save the country at least $30 million dollars per year on clinker imports.
Two new cowpea varieties
Two new cowpea varieties, Nhyira and Tona, which are rich in Iron and Calcium have also been developed by the CSIR for release to farmers. It is expected that these new varieties of maize and cowpea will be used extensively to support the poultry industry in the country and the Public School Feeding Programme.
Developed vaccination schedules against the Gumboro (Infectious Bursal Disease-IBD) disease to protect both exotic and local poultry.


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