The research agenda of CSIR will continue to be re-aligned with the development priorities of government and development partners by putting research in the context of socio- economic development and sustainable resource utilization. The Primary Focus of CSIR Research will be on Livelihood Transformation and Economic Development.

CSIR's research in the area of Electronics, Information, Communications and Technology will focus on developing simple electronic tools and equipment for use by local communities. We will also focus on the development of electronic communication systems and solving electronic communications engineering problems, including the utilisation of science and math applied to practical problems in the field of communications. We hope to develop next generation communication devices.

This thematic area will focus on climate-friendly energy production. Research work will critically analyze energy sources in order to provide information to decision-makers on the most appropriate source or combination of sources for a reliable and sustained supply of power to households and industry.

Biomedical and Public Health research at CSIR will focus on human and animal epidemiology (including research into infectious diseases, clinical epidemiology and in the field of risk evaluation), Biostatistics, Health Communication, Health Policy and Nutrition.  Other research programmes under this theme will include:

Research and innovation in the field of materials science and manufacturing by the CSIR, its partners and stakeholders will aim to improve industry competitiveness. The CSIR is in a unique position to add value and impact to the materials and manufacturing industries in Ghana. CSIR Materials Science and Manufacturing's strategy is centered around three main programmes, namely;

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