Four Ghanaian academics have been honoured for their contribution towards improving science communication in West Africa.
The four; Dr. Alexander Diani Kofi Preko ; a senior lecturer in marketing at the University of Professional Studies in Accra, Dr. Lewis Abedi Asante of the Kumasi Technical University, Prof. Robert Hinson of the University of Ghana Business School and Dr. Kabila Abass of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) were honoured by digital academic publication platform, The Conversation Africa.
The Conversation Africa is a not-for-profit platform backed by The Gates Foundation, The Carnegie Foundation, and other African based universities.
Reacting to the awards, Prof. Robert Hinson reiterated his passion for sharing his research with the world.
“It is important that academics find ways of sharing our work with an audience outside of the academic realms. This helps in the educational process.”
Dr. Alexander Diani Kofi Preko also expressed his appreciation for the recognition of his research work.
“It’s an honour to be recognised as an academic for your research and the willingness to share it. Expect more in the coming year”.
The Regional Editor (West Africa) of The Conversation Africa, Adejuwon Soyinka said the awards were to “recognise and celebrate West African authors.”
“We are celebrating authors who have written for us and encourage others to expose their research to the world and make an impact. We are encouraging more women scholars to share their researches with the world. We hope we would have women awardees in the 2021 edition.”
Among the most-read pieces of research on the continent was Dr. Lewis Abedi Asante’s research into Ghana’s housing crisis and how it can be improved.
Prof. Hinson also worked on how mobile technology could improve healthcare.
Dr. Alexander Diani Preko did extensive work on Ghana’s tourism sector and how to improve customer relations.