Members of the CSIR Council
About the Council
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is Ghana's foremost national science and technology institution. 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 current Council was sworn into office in November 2021, for a three-year tenure. The 21-member Council is chaired by Prof. Robert Kingsford Adaboh of the Chemistry Department of the University of Ghana