Professor Paul Pinnock Bosu

Director General 


Prof. Paul P. Bosu (Chief Research Scientist) was appointed  Director-General (DG) of the Council for Scientific and  Industrial Research (CSIR) in May, 2022. He took over from  Prof. Victor Kwame Agyeman, who successfully completed  his term as Director-General in February, 2022. Prof. Paul  Bosu was the former Deputy Director-General of the Council  from January 2019 to April 2022 respectively.
As DDG, he was responsible for the development and execution of the Research and Development (R&D) activities of all the thirteen (13) research Institutes of the Council; mobilizing funds for R&D activities; overseeing the transfer of the results of research in Science and Technology to relevant institutions and agencies; and coordinated the commercialization activities of corporate CSIR.
Prof. Bosu holds a PhD in Forest Entomology from the Northern Arizona University (NAU), USA, Master of Philosophy (MPhil Biological Sciences) and BSc. (Hons) (Biological Sciences) from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana.

He also holds a postgraduate certificate in Public Administration from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA). Prof. Paul Bosu is an accomplished academic and researcher whose professional career has spanned nearly 27 years. He joined CSIR-Forestry Research Institute of Ghana (CSIR-FORIG) in 1995 as an Assistant Research Officer and rose through the ranks to the position of Chief Research Scientist in 2018.

His over 100 publications include some 30 refereed journal articles, books, handbooks and technical reports. His research outputs have emanated from studies on assessment of natural enemies for biological control of pests, mechanisms of plant resistance to insect pests, integrated pest management, ecology and management of invasive species, and ecology and management of insect pollinators.

He has also conducted studies on diversity of plants with pesticidal properties in Ghana, insect pollinators, butterfly conservation and development of butterfly-based ecotourism projects. He has also been involved with the development and transfer of beekeeping and snail farming technologies. He has attracted hundreds of thousands of dollars in research funds to CSIR/FORIG, which have gone to support the research and development activities at the Institute.
Prof. Bosu has served in various management and administrative capacities within CSIR, including being the immediate past Deputy Director of CSIR-FORIG, Head of Ecosystem Services and Climate Change Division, and Head of the Forest Improvement and Productivity Division. He has been principal investigator and project coordinator/leader for several local and international projects.

He served on the Editorial Committee of the Ghana Journal of Forestry for several years and rose to the position of Editor-In-Chief of the Journal. Prof. Bosu has been involved actively in undergraduate and graduate education and training - as part-time lecturer, theses supervisor, and external-examiner for various local universities. He is an Associate Professor at the CSIR Graduate College of Science and Technology (CCST) and an Adjunct Professor at NAU School of Forestry.
On the international scene, Prof. Bosu serves as Deputy Coordinator of the International Union of Forest Research Organization’s (IUFRO) Working Party on Diseases and Pests of Tropical Forests. He is also a founding member, as well as an Executive Committee member, of the Forest Invasive Species Network for Africa (FISNA).

He has consulted and executed projects for a number of local and international organizations including, the Forestry Commission (FC), the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA), African Forestry Research Network (AFORNET) , African Forest Forum (AFF), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), International Foundation for Science (IFS), International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
He has received numerous recognitions and awards for his research work, including Best Scientist of CSIR-FORIG (2005/2006), National Best Agricultural Researcher (2007), and Distinguished Alumnus Northern Arizona University, School of Forestry (2018). In addition, the International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC) in Yokohama Japan recognized him, for his contribution to the progress of the ITTO Fellowship programme (2014).
His tenure as Director-General of CSIR is for the period, May 2022 to April 2027.
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