Scientific African Team
Dept. of Fisheries and Watershed Management, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, GhanaSpecialty:
Benji Gyampoh is a researcher, research manager and lecturer currently at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. Benji is also an affiliate lecturer at the Institute of Climate Change Adaptation (ICCA) of the University of Nairobi. From 2012 till January 2018, he was a programme manager at the African Academy of Sciences in Nairobi, Kenya, where he had responsibility for the climate change programmes and postdoctoral research fellowships. At AAS he was also the editor of the academy’s flagship newsletter, “Science*Policy*Africa”. Prior to joining the African Academy of Sciences, he was a research officer at the Africa office of the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) in Accra, Ghana.
His research interests are in vulnerability assessment and adaptation to climate change; water resources management; Environmental systems analysis and interdisciplinary research; ecosystem resilience; and indigenous knowledge systems. He holds a BSc in Natural Resources Management and PhD in Watershed Management from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana.
Benji has extensive experience in training and capacity building; research management and administration; strategic thinking, policy influence and development; data analysis and reporting; fund raising and partnership development; communication and coordination; and writing and editing.
He is passionate about the development of the sciences in Africa with pragmatic ideas and concepts for ensuring a robust and rigorous programme to develop sciences in Africa with scientists thriving in the right environment. He believes in creating strong and meaningful partnerships to accelerate development of science and scientists in Africa; recognizing that Africans can do it for Africa, and partnerships can enable progress.