The Institute of Industrial Research (IIR) is one of the leading 13 Research Institutes of Ghana’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), the main Science and Technology Research and Development Institution of Ghana. The CSIR-IIR is Ghana’s foremost industrial research and development organization.

 

Publications

  1. 2015
  2. 2014
  3. 2013
  4. 2012
  5. 2011
  6. 2010

REFERED JOURNAL PAPERS

Addo-Yobo, F.O., Piit, M. J and Obiri, H.A. 2010.”The Effect of Particle Size on the Mechanism of Atomization of Suspension using Hydraulic Spray Nozzle. AIChE, Journal of America Institute of Engineers, Vol.57 (8):2007-2024.

Oduro, W.O., Addo-Yobo, F. “Enhancing the Value of Indigo-Blue Dyes from Lonchocarpus Cyanescens Leaves”, International Journal of Applied Science and Technology, Vol. 3 No. 5; May 2013.

TECNICAL REPORTS

  • Laryea, G.N. and Badoe, G.E.,”Preventive Maintenance Education for Engineers, Technicians and Drivers, Training Programme Notes on Urban Environmental Sanitation Project II. CSIR-IIR-March 2010.
  • Laryea,G.N. Studies on Quality Control and Laboratory Equipment in Selected Facilities in Greater Accra and Ashanti Regions, CSIR-IIR- May, 2010.
  • Laryea, G.N. and Kotey, E.N., Wind Turbine Blades Designs, CSIR-IIR- June, 2010.
  • Laryea, G. N. and Kotey, E.N., Review of Small Wind Turbine Systems in Ghana CSIR-IIR-June 2010.
  • Mr. Ofosu Tenkorang K. Report on Regional Training Seminar on Usefulness of Patent Information and Commercialization of Research Results.Harare, Zimbabwe, June, 2010.
  • Mr. G. Selormey, Domestic On-Site Bio-Septic Wastewater Treatment Plant, CSIR-IIR - December, 2011.

Research Output Review Seminar (RORS) 2010 Nov 17-18 Technical Papers

  • G. Selormey. Effective Utilization of Putreusible Organic Waste in Domestic Waste-Water
  • R. Bayitse. Assessment of Mercury along the Lower Reaches of Pra River,
  • D.M.B. Tetteh and P.A.L. Sackey. Potential Employment and employment and Wealth Generation in the ceramic Industry.
  • NT. Dziedzoave and F. Djokoto. Challenges in the Cassava Industry in Ghana.
  • P. Amponsah, Financing of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises.
  • H. A. Obiri, K. Riverson and B. Laryea. Developing Institutional Repository at CSIR-IIR: Challenges.
  • G. N. Laryea. An overview of the Energy Technology Programme.
  • G. N. Laryea and K. A. Otu Danquah. Measurement and Prediction of Wind Energy Potential in Ghana.
  • K. Akuffo Kumi. WHO/GHS/CSIR-IIR-Incinerators for Injection Safety Programme and Servicing of the Atua Government Hospital Incinerator.
  • F. Djokoto and J.Y. Amoah. Cleaner Technology Options for Oil Palm Processing.
  • E. N. Kotey. Weighing Scales in Ghana: A Necessary Tool for Socio-economic Development.
  • J.Y. Amoah. an Overview of the Materials and Manufacturing Programme.
  • A. Quarshie. Investment Opportunities in Ghana Salt Industry.
  • J .Koranteng and W .O. Oduro. Wood Plastic Composite Material: The Wealth Potential of Waste.
  • K. Ofosu –Tenkorang. Patent Application in Ghana.

Participation in Conferences/Workshops and Seminars

  • Dr. Gabriel Nii Laryea, Senior Research Scientist attended the Cluster Initiative for African Economic Development and Sustainability, (PACF), Elmina, Feb. 2010.
  • Mr. Herbert Obiri attended a Workshop on Harmonization of Competency Based Training at Mac Dic Royal Plaza Hotel, Koforidua from 5th-6th Feb 2010.
  • Mr. Herbert Obiri and Dr. William O. Oduro attended Pijay Richardson’s Lectures on Leadership of R 7 0 Organizations: Case of CSIR-India at CSIR-STEPRI on 19th Mar. 2010.
  • Messrs. Andy Quarshie and Richard Bayitse attended the Sustainable Development Action Plan Workshop at the Coconut Groove Regency Hotel in Accra Organized by the Environmental Protection Agency from 11th to 18th March, 2010.
  • Mr. Ofosu- Tenkorang K, Frempong G and Twerefou D International Liberalization of Trade in ICT Services: Challenges for the Private Sectors and Implications for the Implementation of Public Policies in Ghana, 2010.
  • Mr. Herbert A. Obiri and Dr. Gabriel Nii Laryea participated in a 2-day workshop on Using Innovation to fuel Growth and Prosperity (Ishmael Yamson and Associates) 6th to 7th April 2010.
  • Mr. Herbert Obiri Participated in Forum of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) at CSIR-STEPRI, on the 9th April 2010.
  • Mr. Herbert Obiri attended a seminar on Ethical Hacking at the Institute of Banking, Airport Residential Area on 17th April, 2010.
  • Mr. Ofosu- Tenkorang K. The Legal Framework for Liberalization of Trade of ICT Goods and Services in Ghana. STEPRI Stakeholders Dissemination Forum on the LICOM Study Report April 2010.
  • Mr. Herbert A. Obiri attended a webpage presentation by consultant at MEST, Accra on 21st May, 2010.
  • Dr. Gabriel Nii Laryea and Mr. Ebenezer Neequaye Kotey Participated in a 5-day International Workshop on Standards and Quality and Metrology for Developing Countries Respectively at SIRIM Berhard Malaysia Technical and cooperation Programme, from 31st May to 4th June 2010.
  • Mr. Herbert A. Obiri attended a World Bank Development Dialogue Series: Africa’s Infrastructure: A Time for Transformation with Case Study on Ghana, at Alisa Hotel; 1st June 2010.
  • Mr. Herbert A. Obiri attended a World Bank Development Dialogue on Maximizing Transparency, Accountability and Anti-Corruption Lessons and Implications for Governance in Africa and Ghana, Including its Oil and Gas Industry, at Alisa Hotel; 23rd May to 1st. June 2010.
  • Mr. Herbert A. Obiri and Dr. Kwabena Riverson participated in a Seminar “Electromagnetic Field Exposure and health-Public Education on Electromagnetic Fields from Telecommunications, at the British Council Hall on 28th June 2011.
  • Mr. Herbert A. Obiri participated in the Africa Day of Science Renaissance Exhibition at CSIR-FRI, on 30th June 2010.
  • Dr. E. B. and Mr. M. Duku presented a paper entitled- characterization of Agricultural and Wood Processing Residues as potential Feedstock for Biomass Fast pyrolysis at KNUST Energy Centre, Kumasi. June, 2010.
  • Mr. Andy Quarshie presented a paper entitled “ Salt Iodization in Ghana: Issues and Challenges” at a workshop organized by the Minerals Commission from 14th-15th July, at the Lorneh Lodge & Beach Resort at Keta in the Volta Region for Salt Producers in the Ketu South and Ketu Districts.
  • H. A. Obiri, K. Ofosu-Tenkorang, Dr. Kwabena Riverson, Bryn Laryea,  At CSIR-IIR monthly seminar, the development team launched the maiden institutional web site, September 30th. 2010.
  • Dr. Gabriel Nii Laryea attended a workshop on Agricultural Innovation for Climate Change Adaptation and Food Security Study, CSIR-STEPRI, September, 2010.
  • Dr.Gabriel Nii Laryea,Mrs Monica Allotey and Mrs.Gifty N. D. Aryee participated in a 5-day training/workshop on: Improvement of Business and shareholder Value through Good People Management, CSIR-Secretariat-Accra, 2010.
  • Dr. Essel Ben Hagan, Dr. Gabriel Nii Laryea and Mr. Ebenezer Neequaye Kotey participated in workshop on Promoting of Appliance Energy Efficiency and Transformation of Refrigeration Appliances Market in Ghana, Nov. 2009.
  • Mr. Gilbert Serlomey participated in the 2010 distance learning Programme under the WIPO-ARIPO claim drafting exercise in Zimbabwe as a follow-up workshop.
  • Mr. Gilbert Serlomey participated in the stakeholders Workshop on the Review of Ghana’s Patents Act and its Respective Accompanying Regulations, 15th -19th Nov. 2010, organized by Swiss-Ghana Intellectual Property (SGIP) Project at Coconut Groove Regency Hotel, Accra.
  • Mr. Gilbert Serlomey participated in WIPO-ZIPO Outreach Seminar on “The Role of Patents and Patents Cooperation Treaty(PCT) in Knowledge Transfer and Commercialization of Technology in Developing Countries.
  • Mr. Andy Quashie did a Study Tour of the Ethiopian Salt Industry from 30th November 2010 to 10th December 2010 sponsored by Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) to give exposure to Ghanaian salt experts.
  • Mr. Herbert A. Obiri participated in a three day WIPO and JPO African Conference on Strategic Importance of IP Policies to foster Innovation, value creation and competitiveness hosted by the United Republic of Tanzania, March 2013.

REFERED JOURNAL PAPERS

G. N. Laryea and K. A. Otu-Danquah. “Investigation of wind energy potential at selected locations in Ghana”. International Journal of Technology and Management Research. pp: 1-8, 2011.


TECNICAL REPORTS

  • “Salt production in Ghana; methods and practices” authored by Andy Quashie and Mawuena Aggey.
  • “Evaluation report: Community salt iodization corps training workshop” authored by Mawuena Aggey, Andrew Quarshie, Beatrice Mensah and Joseph Amoah.

Participation in Conferences/Workshops and Seminars

  • Mr. Godfred O. Tottimeh, Assistant Research Scientist, Mr. Kennedy Andoh, Principal Library Assistant, Mr Kofi Ampomah-Benefo, Research Scientist, Mrs. Gloria  Boafo-Mensah, Research Scientist and Maame Adwoa Sagoe, attended a workshop on Technical Report Writing for Engineers and Technical Professionals from 21st to 23rd November, 2011, it was organized by CSIR-WAAPP) at CSIR-STEPRI.
  • Mr. Joseph Nii Laryea, Chief Accounting Assistant and Mr. Maxwell Lamptey, Accounts Clerk Gd. 1 participated in a 2-days training on Public Procurement Act-2003 (ACT 663) from 19th to 20th October, 2011 at Engineers Centre.  The training was sponsored by Public Procurement Authority.
  • Mr. J.Y. Amoah, Research Scientist, Mr. Fred Djokoto, Research Scientist and Dr. G. N. Laryea, Senior Research Scientist attended a workshop on Agriculture Policies in Ghana from 8th to 9th August, 2011at CSIR-Soil Research Institute, Kumasi. It was sponsored by CSIR-WAAPP.
  • Mr. Albert K. Monney, Principal Technologist, Mr. Mawuli Dogli, Senior Technical Officer, Mr. Solomon Attoh, Senior Technical Officer, and Mr. Ishmael Aggrey, Technical Officer attended a workshop on Good Laboratory practices from 17th – 18th June, 2011 at CSIR-STEPRI.  It was sponsored by CSIR-WAAPP in collaboration with CDM Training Solutions.
  • Mr. Gilbert Selormey, Research Scientist attended a Stakeholder’s Final Validation Workshop on Review of draft for patents Act and Regulation on 3rd March, 2011 at Coconut Grove Regency Hotel, Accra.
  • Mr. Kwaku Ofosu Tenkorang, Senior Librarian and Mr. Gilbert Selormey, Research Scientist participated in a workshop on Development of Intellectual Property Rights Policy for CSIR and Industrial Research from 24th to 25th March, 2011 at CSIR-STEPRI, its by CSIR-MOFA in collaboration with WAAPP.
  • Mrs. Gloria Boafo-Mensah, Research Scientist, Ms. Rafia Samii Abdulai, Principal Technical Officer and Dr. William Oduro, Research Scientist attended a workshop on Gender Mainstreaming from 17th to 19th January, 2011 at Ange Hill Hotel, East Legon.  It was under the auspices of the Gender and Energy Network (ENERGIA)
  • Mr. Kennedy Andoh, Principal Library Assistant attended a training workshop on TEEAL, AGORA, HINARI, OARE and PROTA at CSIR-INSTI from 1st to 3rd November, 2011. It was sponsored by ITOCA
  • Mr. Andy Quashie, Research Scientist and Mr. Richard Baytise, Research Scientist participated in a workshop on Air Quality and Emission Policy on July, 6, 2011 at Alisa Hotel, Accra. It was sponsored by Korean Embassy.
  • Dr. Gabriel Nii Laryea, attended an International Policy Conference on the theme: “Competitiveness and Diversification: Strategic Challenges in a Petroleum-rich Economy” in Accra. 14-15th March 2011.
  • Mr. Ebenezer N. Kotey, represented the Director at a conference on the theme: “Trade Related Assistance and Quality Enabling Programme” at the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MoTI) on the 18th of November 2011.
  • Mr. Ebenezer N. Kotey attended the “First Ghana Science Congress” at the International Conference Centre from 2nd to 5th August 2011
  • Dr. Gabriel Nii Laryea, represented the Director at a conference on the theme: “Launching of Power and Electricity for EXPO 2011” at the British Council Hall, Accra on 15th August 2011
  • Mr. Herbert A. Obiri, Dr. Gabriel Nii Laryea, Mr. David Ahiabor and Mr. Fiifi Ankamah attended a 2-days workshop on “Foundations of Leadership: Translating Strategy into Action” from 9th-10th November 2011
  • Committee on the Greater Accra liquid waste management (Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology) (Mr. Gilbert Selormey)
  • Seminar on “Patent Information Use” organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization(WIPO), Wednesday, 29th June, 2011, (Mr. Gilbert Selormey)
  • Presentation at 2-day training workshop on material flow management – A Ghanaian case study in waste management technologies organized by Emmanuel University College Co. Ltd in collaboration with IfaS (Institut fuerangewandtes Stoffstrom management)- Institute of Trier University of Applied Sciences, Birkenfied, Germany; 8th – 9th August, 2011; Topic of presentation: Taking advantage of putreusible organic waste in domestic wastewater (Application of pollutionless wastewater bio-treatment facility)
  • Presentation “ Renewable energy projects – Landfill and biogas project at Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology by Energy and Environmental Consulting Ltd (EnG-I AG) in collaboration with OSAM Energy Co. Ltd; Date: Thursday, 22nd September, 2011; Presented by: Ulrike Daniel, Project leader of EnD-I AG
  • National Salt Iodization Committee (Ministry of Health) and Hazardous Chemicals Technical Committee (Environmental Protection Agency) (Mr. Andy Quashie)
  • Environmental Impact Assessment Technical Review Committee (Environmental Protection Agency) (Mr. Richard Bayitse)
  • National Steering Committee of Global Environmental Fund Small Grants Project (United Nations Development Programme) and National Technical Committee on Asbestos Use (Environmental Protection Agency) (Mr. Mawuena Aggey)

Overseas Conference

  • Dr. Gabriel Nii Laryea, Senior Research Scientist Participated in Korean Government Scholarship Students Re-Invitation Programme held at South Korea.
  • Mr. H.A. Obiri, Ag. Director, attended International Conference on: Ghana South Africa Policy Dialogue in South Africa from 10th to 18th December, 2011
  • Mr. Andy Quarshie, Research Scientist participated in exchange experience in salt iodization processes in Senegal from 27th June to 1st July, 2011.
  • Mr. Kofi Ampomah-Benefo, Research Scientist attended a training workshop on AFRETEP Project from 7th to 11th November, 2011 at Ouagadougou.  It was sponsored by Renewable Energy Unit, Italy.

    EDITED RESEARCH REPORT / TECHNICAL REPORTS

    • W.O. Oduro, M.A.B Animpong, K. Ampomah-Benefo, G. Boafo-Mensah (2012). Thermal Efficiency of some charcoal fired Cookstoves in Ghana. Edited research report. CSIR-IIR/ERR/WO/2012/01.
    • G. N. Laryea, G. Ampo (2012). Technical report on energy audit at CSIR-Savannah Research Institute, Nyankpala, 2012. CSIR-IIR/CAS/GNL/2012/02.
    • G. N. Laryea, G. Ampo and S. Attoh (2012). Technical report on calibration of laboratory equipment for CSIR – FORIG, (Fumesua), CSIR-WRI (Tamale) and Ghana Sumatra Limited, Kade, 2012. CSIR-IIR/CAS/GNL/2012/01.
    • William Owusu Oduro, Joyce Koranteng, Godfred Ofotsu Tottimeh, Kisiedu Akufo-Kumi, Maame Adwoa Bentumah Animpong (2012). Synthesis and Characterization of Wood Plastic Composite Panels from Waste Precursors. Edited research report. CSIR-IIR/ERR/WO/2012/02.
  • William Owusu Oduro, Festus Addo-Yobo, Godfred Tottimeh (2012). Design Parameters in Solvent Extraction of Indigo Dyes from Lonchocarpus Cyanescens Leaves. Edited research report. CSIR-IIR/ERR/WO/2012/03.

JOURNALS/BOOKS

  • K. Akufo-Kumi, H.A. Obiri, G.N. Laryea and W. O. Oduro: Instrumental Analysis and Classification of Ekon Kaolin (accepted and to be published as a chapter in a book of NAM S&T Centre New Delhi India September, 2013).
  • G. N. Laryea and K. A. Otu-Danquah (2012): Investigation and Predictions of Wind Energy Potentials at Selected Locations in the Volta Region of Ghana, International Journal of Technology and Management Research, 1 (1): 12-18, .
  • W. O. Oduro, R. Bayitse, D. Carboo, B. Kortatsi and I. Hodgson (2012): Assessment of dissolved mercury in surface water along the lower basin of the river Pra in Ghana, International Journal of Applied Science and Technology, vol. 2 (1), pp 228-235.

PARTICIPATION IN LOCAL CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS

  • Launching of Ghana Action Plan for Sustainable Energy 4 All by 2030 at Best Western Hotel, Airport Residential Area (25th – 26th October, 2012).
  • Workshop on Promoting improved local building materials through appropriate machinery fabrication techniques at the Institute of Local Government Studies, Ogbojo – Madina (20th – 21st June 2012).
  • Group Training of CSIR Research Scientist; Titled “Policy Brief Writing for Research Scientist” Under the Ausipices of Ghana Information Network for Knowledge Sharing (GINKS) at CSIR-INSTI, Accra (11th – 15th June 2012). K. Riverson, K. Akufo-Kumi & K. Ampoma-Benefo.
  • Information literacy training at CSIR-INSTI, Accra. 26th – 30th March 2012.
  • Design and construction of a gas fired furnace for the determination of the thermal shock resistance property of locally manufactured alumino-silicate refractories at the CSIR-IIR monthly seminar, Otinshie Accra. January 2012.
  • Southern sector fabricators forum and workshop organized by Department of Rural Housing in collaboration with CSIR-Institute of Industrial Research in Accra on the theme “Promoting Local Building Materials through Appropriate Machinery Fabrication Techniques.
  • Northern sector fabricators forum and workshop organized by Department of Rural Housing in collaboration with CSIR-Institute of Industrial Research in Tamale on the theme “Promoting Local Building Materials through Appropriate Machinery Fabrication Techniques.
  • Stakeholders workshop at the British Council on “Using Improved Indigenous Building Materials for Affordable Housing”.
  • CSIR- Edctp Ethics Workshop on Strengthening of Institutional review Boards and Capacity Building of scientists on research ethics at INSTI (16th October, 2012). Mrs. M. A. Animpong.           
  • “Patent Drafting” at Noguchi, Legon Dec 2012. Dr. W. Oduro, Mrs. M.A. Animpong, Mr. K. Ampomah-Benefo, Mrs. G. Boafo-  Mensah.      
  • Leveraging ICT and Oil & Gas Resources to Accelerate Ghana’s Economic Development The third Graphic Business Forum organised by the Graphic Communications Group Ltd. took place at Alisa Hotel in Accra on Ghana on 26th January, 2012.
  • Information Technology Association of Ghana (ITAG) on the theme: “Building a Network of IT Professionals for Accelerated National Development” in Accra. Attended at  Physicians and Surgeons Conference Centre in Accra, on Feb. 9th and 10th, 2012.
  • Stakeholder’s forum on Leveraging on OS or Proprietary software on NITA’s Ghana Government network infrastructure February 2nd 2012.
  • Research Scientist Capacity Building workshop on what is Information Literacy. March 26 – 30, 2012.
  • eGovernment Leadership Capacity Building Programme for CIOs and e-Champions of Public Services Organizations at GIMPA, ACCRA on September 10-20, 2012.
  • National Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) for the Energy Sector at Erata Hotel 6th Nov. 2012. Rafia Abdul-Samii.
  • Solar West Africa 2012 Workshop at La Palm Beach Hotel (4th & 5th April. 2012)  H. A. Obiri, G.N. Laryea, E. N. Kotey and G. Serlomey.
  • Policy Brief Writing for Research Scientist, 11th -15th June 2012, CSIR-INSTI, ACCRA. Kwabena Riverson (Dr.), Kisiedu Akufo-Kumi (Mr.), Kofi Ampomah-Benefo (Mr.).
  • Creative Problem Solving- a total quality approach. CSIR-STEPRI, Accra October 9th - 10th 2012. Kofi Ampomah-Benefo (Mr.), Solomon Attoh (Mr.), Charles I. Ahegbebu (Mr.), William Mikado (Mr.).
  • Flag bearers on Energy: Energy for prosperity. KNUST, Kumasi, November 15th – 16th, 21st – 23rd, 2012. Kofi Ampomah-Benefo (Mr).
  • European Commission 7th Framework Programme Capacity Building Workshop ‘Implementation of Integrated Solid Waste Management (ISWM) Regulatory Policy in Ghana’ Organized by IWWA on Tuesday, 10th January, 2012 at Erata Hotel.Mr. Gilbert Selormey.
  •  National Intellectual Property Policy and Strategy by National Intellectual Property Policy Committee; Organised by Swiss-Ghana Intellectual Property-SGIP of the Ministry of Trade and Industry-MOTI; Thursday, 26th January, 2012 at MJ Grand Hotel, East Legon, Accra. Mr. Gilbert Selormey.
  • Conference on New and Innovative approaches to Waste Management; ‘ Waste Management, a New Paradigm for Sustainable Growth and Development’ organized by All Nations University College, Koforidua on Tuesday, 28th February, 2012 at All Nations University Colleague, Koforidua.Mr. Gilbert Selormey.
  • World Intellectual Property Organization(WIPO) competition on Appropriate Technology ‘Innovative Solutions for Everyday Life’ Organized by WIPO in collaboration with Register General’s Department (RGD) and the Korean Intellectual Property Office(KIPO) at Nogouchi Memorial Research Centre, Accra. Thursday, 3rd May, 2012. Mr. Gilbert Selormey/Dr. William Oduro.
  • Signing Ceremony of a Project   ‘Supporting Green Industrial Development in Ghana – Biogas Technology and Business for Sustainable Growth’ at MOTI, Accra on Monday, 29th October, 2012.  Herbert .A. Obiri/Gilbert Selormey.
  • Strategy Workshop on National Intellectual Property (IP) Office; Organised by Swiss-Ghana Intellectual Property-SGIP of the Ministry of Trade and Industry-MOTI; 12th to 16th November, 2012 at MJ Grand Hotel, East Legon, AccraMr. Gilbert Selormey.
  • Research Scientist, attended a Conference on “Women and Girls in ICT” at the Accra International Conference Center, Accra on 17th May, 2012. Mrs. Maame Adwoa Amimpong.
  • A workshop on the Skills Development Fund on 9th August, 2012 at the Forest Hotel, Dodowa. Mr. J.Y. Amoah.
  • “Material Flow Management” 22nd to 23rd October, 2012 in Kumasi. Gilbert Selormey/ Mr. Pax Dzamboe.
  • “SSA 5th Biennial National Delegates Conference” 3rd to 5th November, 2012 at CSIR-CRI, Kumasi. Mr. Joseph N. Laryea, Evans Nyarkotey Nagei, and Emmanuel Adjei.
  • WAAP workshop in Regional Roots and Tubers from 19th to 23rd November, 2012 at CSIR-CRI, Kumasi. Mr. Joseph Yao Amoah and Pax Dzamboe .
  • Downstream activities on Value Addition in the Oil and Gas Sector on 9th November, 2012 at the Coconut Grove Hotel, Accra. Dr. William Owusu Oduro.

PARTICIPATION IN OVERSEAS CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS

  • Seminar on Commercialization of Research and Development Result and Competitiveness of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises 16th to 18th April, 2012 at Windhoek, Namibia. Mr. Herbert A. Obiri, Ag Director.
  • Training Course on Biogas Technology for Developing Countries, from 15th to 9th July, 2012 in Chengdu, China. Mr. Ismail Abdulai, Technical Officer.
  • Workshop on minerals processing and beneficiation from 25th to 27th September, 2012 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Mr. Kisiedu Akufo-Kumi.
  • Training workshop on Research in Africa’s manufacturing sector from 19th to 25th November, 2012 at the CSIR, Pretoria, South Africa. Mr. Herbert A. Obiri, Ag. Director.

Special Activities

  • Launching of the Ghana Action Plan for Sustainable Energy 4 All by 2030 at the Best Western Hotel, Airport Residential Area (25th October, 2012).
  • Kick-Off Meeting/Workshop on Turning biowaste into sustainable products: development of appropriate conversion technologies applicable in developing countries” European Commission 7th Framework Programme for Research, Nairobi, Kenya from 26th -28th November, 2012.

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NATIONAL COMMITTEES

  • Global Environment Fund/Small Grants Project for Ghana-Part of National Steering Committee.
  • National Salt Iodization Committee
  • Technical Review Committee of Environmental Management Plan of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). 
  • Technical Committee on Draft of National Intellectual Property Policy and Strategy by National Intellectual Property Policy Committee.

EDITED RESEARCH REPORT / TECHNICAL REPORTS

  • R. Bayitse, G. N. Laryea, G. Selormey, W. O. Oduro, M. Aggey and B. Mensah, (2013), Ghana Country Report, Overview of Potential and Bio-based Residues for Production of Value Added Products, Biowaste4SP, Turning Biowaste into Sustainable Products: Development of Appropriate Conversion Technologies Applicable in Developing Countries, Version 1.0/7 May 2013.
  • R. Bayitse, G. N. Laryea, G. Selormey, W. O. Oduro, M. Aggey and B. Mensah, (2013), Bibliographical Review of Co-digestion of Cassava and Manure, pp. 1-31, CSIR-IIR/ERR/RB/2013/01
  • M. Aggey, D. Andoh and J. Bagrianski (2003), Final Report, Development of Universal Salt Iodization (USI) Strategy III for Ghana: A Review of the Salt Industry in Ghana – USI Commitment and Bottlenecks, MoTI/UNICEF Ghana.
  • B. Mensah, W. O, K. Gbewonyo, M. Aggey and J. Y. Amoah (2003), Draft on Operator’s Manual for TD-500 Botanical Extraction Pilot Plant.

JOURNALS/BOOKS

  • K. Akufo-Kumi, H. A. Obiri, G. N. Laryea and W. O. Oduro   “Thermal efficiency of charcoal-fired cookstoves in Ghana” (ISSN: 2315-5124) Vol. 2(3) pp. 102-110, March, 2013, “Instrumental analysis and classification of Ekon kaolin” as a chapter in a book published by the NAM S&T Centre, September, 2013.
  • G. Boafo-Mensah, K. Ampomah-Benefo, M. A. B. Animpong, W.O. Oduro, E.  N. Kotey, K. Akufo-Kumi and G. N. Laryea. (2013) Thermal efficiency of charcoal fired cookstoves in Ghana. Global Advanced Research Journal of Engineering, Technology and Innovation (ISSN: 2315-5124) Vol. 2(3) pp. 102-110.
  • J. Y. Amoah, F. K. Dzokoto, E. B. Sabi, D. Acquaye (2013) The Potential of Ram Pumps for rural Water supply and Small Scale Irrigation in Ghana; Ghana Journal of Science Vol. 53.
  • M. A. Bentumah Animpong, W. O. Oduro, G. Boafo-Mensah, K. Ampomah-Benefo, J. Koranteng and B. Gyamera (2013) Assessment of the risk of metals and halogen contamination from waste automotive engine oil, International Journal of Pure and Applied Chemistry, Vol. 8, No. 3 pp 183-186.
  • W. O. Oduro and F. Addo-Yobo (2013) Enhancing the value of indigo-blue dyes from Lonchocarpus cyanescens leaves, International Journal of Applied Science and Technology, Vol. 3 No. 5 pp. 78-86.
  • K. Ampomah-Benefo, M. A. Bentumah Animpong, G. Boafo-Mensah, W.O. Oduro, E. N. Kotey and H. A. Obiri (2013), Achieving sustainable consumption of electricity through energy audit: A case study of a public sector institution in Ghana, International Journal of Development and Sustainability, Vol. 2, No. 2 pp. 1487-1498.
  • H. A. Obiri and K. Akufo-Kumi (2013) Corrosion Characteristics of Aluminium alloys AAm1100-H18 and AA 3002-0.  Journal of Ghana Institution of Engineers, Vol. 10.

PARTICIPATION IN LOCAL CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS

    • Mr. Nathaniel Kpodo, participated in a Transport Management Training Course from 16th to 21st September, 2013 at the CSIR Head Office.
    • Mr. Gilbert Selormey, participated in a Stakeholders Consultation Workshop on “Supporting Green Industrial Development in Ghana: Biogas Technology and Business for Sustainable Growth” on 18th October, 2013 at the Golden Tulip, Accra.
    • Mrs. Lydia Adams and Mr. Alex Sakyi, attended a workshop on Records Management from the 5th to 6th November, 2013 at CSIR Head Office.
    • Mr. Ferdinard Tornyie, participated in a Regional outreach workshop by the Skills Development Fund (SDF) from 11th -25th November, 2013. It was sponsored by COTVET.
    • Mr. Ferdinand Tornyie, participated in a stakeholders forum on ‘Establishment of Museum of Science and Technology’ organized by Ghana Musems & Monuments Board on Tuesday 10th September, 2013, in Accra.
    • Mr. Ferdinand Tornyie and Nana Esi Abam II, participated in Ghana Policy Fair and Dialogue section with stakeholders, 15th - 17th October, 2013 at Accra International Conference.
    • Gilbert Selormey and Dr. William O. Oduro, participated in a working session on National Intellectual Property Office in Ghana as part of the National Intellectual Property Policy and Strategy (NIPPS) programme; Organized by the Swiss-Ghana Intellectual Property(SGIP) Project of the Ministry of Trade and Industry-MOTI;    from Tuesday, 25th - Wednesday, 26th February, 2013 at Coconut Grove Regency Hotel.
    • Gilbert Selormey and Pax D. Dzamboe, participated in a Consultative Forum on:  Promoting Research for Environmental Sustainability, a critical analysis of the Municipal Solid Waste Management situation in Ghana (The functional element approach); Organized by: GEM Research Group on 12th April, 2013 at Christ The King Parish Hall, Accra.
    • Gilbert Selormey and Pax D. Dzamboe, participated/presented at a Consultative workshop on:  Developing fortified excreta pellets for use in Agriculture; Organized by: International Water Management Institute-IWMI from Tuesday, 16th – Friday, 19th April, 2013 at UDS International Conference Hall, Tamale.
    • Gilbert Selormey and Pax D. Dzamboe, participated in a Seminar on Evaluating Investment in Research and Development, Organized by: Zoomlion Ghana Ltd 26th - 27th September, 2013 at KNUST/Institute of Sanitation and Waste Management-ISWM Conference Room, Accra.
    • Gilbert Selormey, participated in a Stakeholders Consultation Workshop on Supporting Green Industrial Development in Ghana: Biogas for Sustainable Growth, Organized by UN Industrial Development Organization-UNIDO/Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy-MOTIE of Korea/Korea Institute of Energy, Technology, Evaluation and Planning-KETEP/ Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology-KNUST on Friday, 18th October, 2013; Golden Tulip Hotel, Accra.
    • Gilbert Selormey, participated in a workshop on Development of Institutional Intellectual Property Policies organized by World Intellectual Property Organization-WIPO/RGD-Ghana from 11th - 12th November, 2013 at Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, University of Ghana, Legon Accra.
    • Gilbert Selormey, participated in a Launch of Technology and Innovation Support Centre-TISC in Ghana organized by WIPO-Geneva/RGD, Accra from 13th - 14th November, 2013 at Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, University of Ghana, Legon.
    • Godfred Ofotsu Tottimeh, participated in a Five Day Training Workshop for Young Scientists from CSIR Institutes by the CSIR Secretariat.
    • Godfred Tottimeh, participated in an Exhibition on Farmers Day Celebration at Sogakope, 2013.
    • Godfred Tottimeh, participated and presented on the topic: Slow Pyrolytic Conversion of Selected Biomass into Bio-oil and Bio-char at conference organized by Ghana Institution of Engineers (GHIE) during their annual week celebration.
    • Mawuena Aggey, participated in an Inception Workshop on National Action Planning for Short-lived Climate Pollutants on 15th Feb, ERATA Hotel Accra.
    • Mawuena Aggey, participated in a Brainstorming Workshop and presenter on the topic; Ghana National USI Strategy: History and Context: From 1990s to Date: a Workshop to Review Ghana Universal Salt Iodization Strategy II, 26th June 2013 at M Plaza Hotel Accra.
    • Mawuena Aggey, participated in a Validation Workshop and presented on the topic: “Ghana National USI Strategy: Key Problems from Strategy II (2009-2011)” at ERATA Hotel, Accra Nov 21 2013.
    • Workshop: Global Bio-Energy Partnership (GBEP) Sustainability Indicators for Ghana-Pilot Study on Selected Sub-Indicators, CSIR-IIR GBEP Project Team Presentation at Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Praia, Cape Verde, 7/8th Nov 2013; Presenter Mawuena Aggey.
    • Mr. E. N. Kotey, K. Ampoma-Benefo, G. Boafo-Mensah (Mrs) and Dr. G. N. Laryea, attended an International Workshop on Impact Evaluation of energy Efficiency Projects from 11th to 12th November, 2013 at La Palm Royal Beach Hotel.
    • Dr. W. O. Oduro, participated in a workshop on National Intellectual Property Policy as representative of the CSIR-IIR.
    • Dr. W. O. Oduro, participated in a workshop on Nanomaterials for application in solar energy and LED systems from 11th -15th November, 2013 at KNUST, Kumasi.
    • Dr. G. N. Laryea, participated in a training and workshop on Analysis of Wind Data, Atlantic Computers sponsored by Energy Commission, Ghana from 22nd – 24th July.
    • Dr. G. N. Laryea, attended a training course on High Performance Leadership and Emotional Intelligence, organized by Quantum Shift Coaching Solutions, the venue was CSIR-STEPRI, Accra.
    • Dr. G. N. Laryea, participated in a work on Establishing a Climate Innovation Center (CIC)         in Ghana (Accelerating Clean Technology Innovation and      Entrepreneurship in Ghana), 11th September at La Palm Royal Beach Hotel.
    • The Institute was invited to participate in the National firewood stoves festival held in November, 2013 in Accra.
    • Mr. Joseph Yao Amoah, participated in a Workshop on Youth in Agriculture organized by Institute of Statistical Social & Economic Research (ISSER) of the University of Ghana Legon, under the Economy of Ghana Network (EGN) phase II on Youth and Agriculture under the Agricultural Economics thematic area.

PARTICIPATION IN OVERSEAS CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS

  • Dr. G.N. Laryea, participated in a training programme on Innovation and Technology Management from 7th to 13th January, 2013 in India.
  • Mr. Gilbert Selormey, participated in a WIPO Sub-Regional meeting at the Technology Innovation Support Centre from 19th to 21st March, 2013 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  • Dr. G.N. Laryea was part of a Ghanaian fact finding Delegation to the People’s Republic of China from 20th to 28th March, 2013.
  • Mr. H.A. Obiri, Ag. Director participated in an African Conference on the Strategic Importance of Intellectual property (IP) policies to foster Innovation, Value creation and Competitiveness from 11th to 14th March, 2013 in Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania.
  • Dr. G.N. Laryea and Mr. Kisiedu Akufo-Kumi, participated in a four week conference on Clean Cook-Stove Design and testing at Kirkland, Washington, USA, from 4th February, 2013 to 1st March, 2013.
  • Mr. Kofi Ampomah- Benefo, Research Scientist participated in an international workshop on the role of Micro-hydel for developing countries from 19th to 22nd April, 2013 at Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • Mr. Kofi Ampomah-Benefo, participated in a training course on Biogas Technology for developing countries in the People’s Republic of China from 15th May to 8th July, 2013.

REFERED JOURNAL PAPERS

  • Bonsu, O. K., Asamoah, D. and Riverson, K. Routing Algorithm for Torus Networks; International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Research. Vol.4 No. 9, September 2014.
  • Appiah, J. K., Asamoah, D. and Riverson, K. Network and Systems Security Assessment Using Penetration Testing in a University Environment.  International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Research. Vol.4 No.11, November 2014.
  • Fenyi, A., Davis, J. G. and Riverson, K. Comparative Analysis of Advanced Encryption Standard, Blowfish and Rivest Cipher 4 Algorithms. International Journal of Innovative Research & Development, (online), Vol. 3 Issue 11 November, 2014.
  • Botwe, D. A., Davis, J. G. and Riverson, K. Comparative Study of Web Development Technologies Using Open Source and Proprietary Software, International Journal of Research in Information Technology (IJRIT), Volume 2 Issue 11 published from 5th November ot 30th November, 2014.
  • Duodu, Q., Panford, J. K. and Riverson, K. Fuzzy Expert System for Managing Diarrhoea In Ghana. Researchjournali’s Journal of Computer Science. Vol. 1.  No. 7 December 2014.

    PARTICIPATION IN LOCAL/OVERSEAS CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS

      • Dr. Kwabena Riverson (July, 2014) was selected as Member of the CSIR WEB SITE AND VISIBILITY COMMITTEE and participated in re-tooling CSIR for Greater R&D and Commercialisation.
      • Dr. Kwabena Riverson attended the 2014 Highway AFRICA SOCIAL MEDIA Conference at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa 7-8 September 2014.

REFERED JOURNAL PAPERS

  • Acquah-Hayfron, J. B., Appiah, O. and Riverson, K. Improved Selection Sort Algorithm, International Journal of Computer Applications (IJCA), January 16. 2015 Edition.
  • M. B., Bammeke, J. K., Panford, and Riverson, K. Enhancing Mailing Lists Management Using Trees, Journal of Computer Science. Vol.2 No.1, February 2015 Edition.
  • Acquah-Hayfron, J. B., Asante, G. and Riverson, K. Leveraging VOIP on Local Area Network using Java Media Framework, International Journal of Computer Applications (IJCA), Volume 113 – No. 19, March 2015 Edition.
 
 

 

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