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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.
A qualified, self-motivated, and achievement-oriented Food Technologist with over twenty (20) years’ experience in research and development, as well as in project planning and management. Dr. Dziedzoave is also licensed to practice as a Chartered Management Consultant (CMC) by the Chartered Institute of Administration and Management Consultants (CIAMC), Ghana.
Currently the Director of the CSIR-Forestry Research Institute of Ghana (FORIG) and a Chief Research Scientist. He is a known tree domestication specialist at the World Agroforestry Centre, International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF) and served as the coordinator of the Allanblackia domestication project in Eastern, Western and Central African Regions.
Dr. (Mrs.) Marian D. Quain holds a B.Sc. (Hons.) degree in Botany with Zoology, M.Phil (Botany – Plant Physiology) and PhD (Botany-Plant Physiology) from the University of Ghana, Legon. Her research interest is biased towards Biotechnology. She has expertise in tissue culture, cryopreservation, genetic transformation, plant physiology, molecular biology, Biosafety and Biotechnology stewardship.
Agronomic and Physiologic studies on root and tuber crops and Interdisciplinary research on climate change issues and gender.