2012/2013 Academic Year
Black flies, Mosquitoes, and Sand flies: What have Entomologists ever done for NTDs and Malaria Control?
The science of medical entomology is credited to have begun following the discovery by Patrick Manson in 1877 that mosquitoes were the vectors of Wuchereria bancrofti the parasite that causes lymphatic filariasis (LF)......read more
Professor D. A. Boakye
Impacting Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa: Developing New Crop Varieties for a Hungry and Changing West Africa
Prof. Eric Yirenkyi Danquah, Professor of Plant Genetics of the Department of Crop Science and Director of the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI), on the 21st of March, 2013, delivered his Inaugural Lecture on the topic, "Impacting Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa: Developing New Crop Varieties for a Hungry and Changing West Africa" to a packed audience in the Great Hall of the University of Ghana......read more
Prof. E.Y. Danquah Click to watch video
The Driver and the Mate: Gender Politics in Africa and Social Transformation
Prof. Akosua Adomako Ampofo, Director of the Institute of African Studies (IAS) of the University of Ghana, delivered her Inaugural Lecture on the topic, "The Driver and the Mate: Gender Politics in Africa and Social Transformation", at the Great Hall of the University of Ghana......read more
Prof. A. A. Ampofo
Winning the Future for African Studies in Africa.
The purpose of this paper is two-fold: (1) to explore strategies for developing sustainable Africa-centered African Studies programs for the improvement of African quality of life, and (2) to improve public understanding of the place of African Studies in African Universities We suggest that any meaningful discourse on African Studies in Africa raises, at a minimum, four fundamental questions: (1) What is African Studies?; (2) What is the current state of African Studies?; (3) What is the relevance of African Studies, especially in African Universities? and (4) What are the key imperatives for winning the future for African Studies in Africa? The paper also attempts to shed light on the geography and historical development of African Studies as an intellectual field of inquiry......read more
Prof. Jacob U. Gordon Click to watch video