October 23, 2021
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CSIR CHAIRMAN’S TROPHY AWARDS

Management of CSIR has awarded three institutes for their efforts in increasing their internally generated funds (IGF) to support research and operational activities.

The awards dubbed “CSIR CHAIRMAN’S TROPHY AWARDS” were received by the CSIR-Building and Road Research Institute (CSIR-BRRI), CSIR-Oil Palm Research Institute (CSIR-OPRI) and CSIR-Crops Research Institute (CSIR-CRI).

 The First and Third place awards which respectively went to CSIR-BRRI and CSIR-CRI were presented to the Institutes at a colourful ceremony on Wednesday 16th December 2020 at CSIR-BRRI at Fumesua, Kumasi.

Presenting the Awards, Prof. Robert Kingsford-Adaboh, Chairman of CSIR Governing Council praised the recipient Institutes for their hard work and urged them to sustain the efforts to bring in more resources to support research and other activities in the Institute and Council.

The Chairman said that sustaining IGF is crucial to the operations of CSIR and therefore urged all institutes to emulate the hard work of CSIR-BRRI and the other two award winning institutes. 

Prof. Kingsford-Adaboh commended all stakeholders especially the Board members, the Internal Management Committee and staff of the Institutes for the roles they played that led to the recognition they have received.  The Council Chairman was accompanied by Mr. Krofah, a member of the CSIR Governing Council and Prof. Paul P. Bosu, Deputy Director-General (D-DG) of CSIR.

The First-Place award was received on behalf of CSIR-BRRI jointly by Prof. Samuel Afram, member of the Institute’s Management Board and Dr. Daniel Asenso-Gyambibi Director of the Institute.

The Third-Place award was received on behalf of the CSIR-CRI by the Deputy Director of the Institute, Prof. Marian Dorcas Quain.

The Second Place Award was presented to CSIR-OPRI at the Institute’s premises at Kusi, near Kade. The DDG Prof. Bosu and Director of Administration Mrs. Genevieve Yankey presented the second-place award on behalf of the Council Chairman and Director General.

The D-DG encouraged the award-winning institutes to eschew any negative practices that affect the image of CSIR and urged them to work towards exceeding their IGF and Research and Development (R&D) targets in the coming year. 

At the awards ceremony were retirees of CSIR-OPRI whose long services were also appreciated. The Director of Administration expressed appreciation to them for their sacrifices to the CSIR and Ghana, and wished them long life and prosperity in the years ahead.

Report by:

Mr. Bright S. Adabunu

Head, Commercialization and Revenue Generation Division

CSIR Head Office

Accra

 

 


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