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.

 

Researchers

Mr. Fifi Ankamah

Position: Scientific Information Officer (Head, BISD)

Email: fankamah@csir-iir.org, fifiankamah@yahoo.com

Tel: (+233) 244-506263

 

SUMMARY/BIOGRAPHY
 
Eric Fifi Ankamah has been diligent since his employment in CSIR - Institute of Industrial Research IIR (and former CSIR - Scientific Instrumentation Centre - SIC) in 1994. Schooling and training for the skills I possess are corroborated by academic degrees, research and work achievements. I am also meticulous because of a professional qualification from The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) - UK as well as Certificated training in Leadership, Management, Marketing, Commercialization and Supply Management. These are some competencies that enable me to confront my duties in CSIR IIR and former CSIR-SIC from 1994 to date. I rose through the ranks from Accounts Clerk to Scientific Information Officer and then currently Head of Business and Information Services Department (BISD).
                            

EDUCATION BACKGROUND

From

To

Institution

Degree

 

Aug 2008

Dec 31 2009 with Ext to 31st  March   2010

 

University of Ghana

M.A. Economic Policy Management

 

2002

 

2006

 

University of Ghana

B.A .Hons (combined)     Economics
and   Accounting

1985

1987

 Accra Polytechnic

RSA III

1980

1984

  Achimota Business College

RSA  II

 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

From

To

Institution

Designation 

 

1994

 

Date

CSIR - Scientific Instrumentation Centre

and
CSIR - Institute of Industrial Research

Scientific Information officer

1992

Date

Adusah Land Allocation Committee

Secretary

1988

1991

Ainoonson Enterprise

store and site supervisor

 

RESEARCH SUMMARY AND INTEREST  

My research interest traverses industrial economics, particularly, Business and Techno economics. I investigated usefulness of productivity and investments policies in R&D as well as contribution of research output/technologies to economic growth and development. The purpose of these investigations is to market the scientific products and services of CSIR-Institute of Industrial Research to public and private customers in the agricultural, industrial and service sectors of the economy for national development.                     

 

PROJECTS/ACHIEVEMENTS/FUNDING AWARDS 

  1. Member of pre-feasibility assessment team for Nkroful and Half Assini incinerator construction.
  2. Member of Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC) incinerator construction team.
  3. Member: “Pilot Global Bio-Energy Partnership (GBEP) sustainability indicators for Ghana, 2012 funded by The Royal Dutch Government.
  4. Prepare and present quarterly commercialization review and planning statement at Internal Management Board (IMC) meetings as a means of participating fully in performance evaluation sessions of the institute.
  5. Preparing annual revenue projections and presenting them to IIR Management Board.
  6. Supervise and participate in preparation of annual report.
  7. Assist in writing project contracts and MOUs as a contribution to planning research activities and sourcing of local and international donor funding for projects.
  8.  Client briefs (letter, phone, visit etc) to introduce IIR products and services to retain institute’s business and helping businesses to stay in touch with their market.
  9. Facilitating meetings between clients and researchers in developing client’s request to expand institute’s business.
  10. Visiting clients in creating and prospecting for new jobs, development of business for institute, fill existing “space” with new businesses.
  11. Supervision of customer service and participating in exhibitions in sourcing for commercial assignments for internal generation of funds.
  12. Project estimate/cost analysis for jobs to manage the implementation of research and development and consultancy activities.
  13. Appraised IIR-BISD Senior and junior staff for managing the human resource, including monitoring and evaluation of performance at work and training needs.
  14. Validation of Pay Voucher from CAGD.
  15. Investment and productivity research papers.
  16. Supervising regular update of IIR’s Web-site to ensure visibility of IIR’s capabilities and efforts to network with other development institutions and working on Billboards to advertise IIR and its services.
  17. Member - IIR Intellectual Property sub-committee.
  18. Supervising National Service Persons and interns.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

 

2001 - Associate Member - Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS)

2007 –Secretary to the Sericulture Management Board of Ghana                

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Thesis
Supply of Technology and Government Subvention - A Case of Institute of Industrial Research    of Council for   Scientific   and Industrial Research, M.A Dissertation, 2009

 

Journal Article

 

Published:

  • Eric Fifi Ankamah (2016,) Empirical Investigation into Productivity in the Research Section of Ghana, Journal of the Ghana Science Association (JGSA Vol.17 n 1,).

 

Papers Under review:

  • Eric Fifi Ankamah, Sustainable Knowledge Investment and Returns in Ghana
  • W. O. Oduro, M. A. B. Animpong, J. Koranteng, K. Akufo-Kumi, K. Ampomah-Benefo, G. Boafo-Mensah and E.F. Ankamah, Determination of the thermal efficiency of a modified De-Montfort incinerator for the derivation of the net calorific value of medical waste.
  • Eric Fifi Ankamah et al, Techno-economics of Biochar and Biogas viability in Ghana.           

 

Chapter (Abstract) in a refereed Book
Eric Fifi Ankamah (2015), Assessing Economic Impact of Biogas Technology in Ghana:- The Economic Surplus Approach: Abstract Publication in 2nd International Conference on Applied Sciences and Technology (ICAST) Book of Abstract, Chapter 5.0 Economics/Statistics 5.1 Abstract at page 44, icast.kpoly.edu.gh/proceedings/index.php/ICAST/ICAST/.../37/35

 

Conference Paper
Eric Fifi Ankamah (2016), An Economic Surplus Assessment of Biogas Technology in Ghana icast.kpoly.edu.gh/proceedings/index.php/ICAST/ICAST/.

 

Approved consultancy
2015 Construction of Incinerator with Store Room and Shed at Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC)

 

Technical Reports ; -
Ankamah F. E., Sources of, and Preferred Investments for, Technology in Innovation Laggard Economy, Ghana – A Consequence of An Evaluation of Reported Results of Growth Models (CSIR-IIR/ERR/AFE/2014/01)           

 

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING & WORKSHOP

  • 2016 - Workshop on Validation of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)   Institutional Intellectual Property (IP) Policy, Implementation Strategy and Roadmap – November 24 and 25
  • 2016 - UNCTAD 2016 Economic Development in Africa Report
  • 2015 - CSIR- Technology Development and Transfer Center (TDTC) Research-Industry Interaction Workshop 8th December at CSIR – STEPRI
  • 2014 - CSIR- Technology Development and Transfer Center (TDTC) Workshop 2nd - 3rd- June at CSIR – STEPRI
  • 2013 - Leadership and Management course for Directors, Deputy Directors, and Research Scientific     9th-11th December at CSIR – STEPRI
  • 2012 - Marketing and commercialization Training 22nd – 23rd August at CSIR – STEPRI
  • 2012 - Microsoft Office 2010 Training 2012 on 2nd -3rd May at CSIR – IIR conference room
  • 2012 - Workshop on Proposal writing 23rd – 24th August at CSIR – IIR conference room
  • 2011 -Workshop on Landfill Gas (LFG) capture and utilization – A Renewable Energy Utilisation Project in Ghana at Ministry of Environment Science and Technology (MEST) in June
  • 2011 -Workshop on Deployment and capacity building on renewable energy as a tool for STI promotion in Ghana funded by UNESCO, Accra Office
  • 2011 - Workshop to review CSIR – IIR Strategic Plan at CSIR – IIR Conference room
  • 2011 - Foundations of Leadership: Translating strategy into action 9th -10 November at Cleaver House Adabraka
  • 2008 – Customer Loyalty Programme 11th -12th June at Coconut Grove Regency Hotel,Accra

 

Other Forums

  • Mid-year review session on commercialization and marketing 2012 CUA Training Center – Kasoa
  • Commercialization Planning Session 2011 CSIR - OPRI
  • Center for Policy Analysis (CEPA) –The Economy of Ghana 2010 British Council Hall  
  • Annual CSIR – IIR Industrial Technologies for Business forums and Research Output Review Seminar (RORS) from 2008 to 2011 at various venue including;- Alisa Hotel 2011, CSIR - IIR Lecture Theatre 2010, M – Plaza Hotel Fiesta Royal Hotel
  • All CSIR – IIR monthly seminars 2009 – to - date (accept on leave) at CSIR – IIR Lecture Theatre       
 

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