Project Teams

ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM


Hephzi Angela Tagoe

Hephzi is a research scientist with over 10 years experience across various industries and about 4 years public engagement and science communication experience. She has a degree in Biomedical Science, masters in Pharmaceutical Science with Management Studies and is currently studying for a PhD at the UCL Institute of Child Health. Hephzi believes in impacting her knowledge towards the betterment of the Science industry in Ghana, particularly through science communication and public engagement. .

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Benedicta Gyampem

Benedicta is a Project Management student who believes in brightening her little corner and so fully supports the SHAPE project. She holds a bachelors degree in education and a master in International Relations. She also enjoys organising events that brings advancement to humanity and brings on board her experience as an administrator on past projects. Benedicta looks forward with excitement to be a part of the SHAPE project, as it affords her the opportunity to contribute to empowering people to find practical and sustainable ways of keeping healthy and protecting the environment. God bless Ghana!!!

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Cordie Aziz

Cordie Aziz is the Founder and Executive Director of Environment360. Named a 2015 UNICEF Reach for Change winner, Environment360 is an NGO that believes children are powerful change agents that can transform communities into cleaner and greener spaces. As a result, the organization empowers children to be environmental change agents by providing interactive field trips and educational resources that help children learn about the environment through discovery and exploration. The organization has also created a line of indigenous cartoon characters Jaku and the Earth Defenders, which help children gain a better understanding of the direct link between poor environmental sanitation and their personal health.

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Thomas Tagoe

Thomas is a neuroscientist with publications in multiple peer reviewed journals and a history of presenting his research at international conferences. As co-founder of GhScientific he has a passion for promoting the uptake of STEM related material and networking organisations with similar interests in STEM. Thomas is a keen advocate of learning through practical education activities and believes that through this SHAPE project a new generation of scientists will appreciate the impact of public engagement and using scientific principles to better one’s self, environment and country.

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Gameli Adzaho

Gameli is a public health professional, science educator, and blogger. He is passionate about social innovation, with focus on "shaping Africa by shaping African youth". He has pursued this passion through GhanaThink, BloggingGhana, and Python African Tour projects, among others. Gameli curates Global Lab, a Facebook community connecting high school students to teachers, researchers, and general science enthusiasts. He is a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Shapers Ho Hub and Digitally Connected, a global network of thought leaders and activists in the youth and media space led by the Berkman Center at Harvard and UNICEF. Gameli currently serves on the advisory board of Lab_13 Ghana.

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Daniel Tawiah

Daniel Tawiah is the Co founder and Lead of Corporate Affairs at Inverse Analysis Limited; an upcoming star in the concept design and print industry. A versatile gentleman in general, he has a strong background in Art and design with a major in Textile design. He has pragmatically shifted in the IT and Systems design and Implementation making him a go-to man. He has gained confidence of many who come his way his prowess in soft handling people and tasks, with people in the execution of daily tasks no matter what. He is a Christian and as a passion loves music and photography. As a team member of the SHAPE project, he aims to expand the awareness of the program using his skills and be of use to the team in every way possible

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Robert Tagoe

Robert is a highly experienced project manager with a background in aerospace engineering and business management consultancy. He holds an MSC in Project Management and is a certified Prince2 practitioner and ITIL V3 certification holder. Robert is a firm believer in corporate social responsibility and that both individuals and corporations alike can give back to their communities through right sized collaborative projects. He has a passion for music, mentoring and empowering youth and is a teacher of sound biblical principles.

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2015/2016 MENTORSHIP TEAM


Dr. (Mrs) Jewelna Akorli

Dr. (Mrs) Akorli obtained a BSc degree in Zoology from the University of Ghana in 2006, and a PhD in Genetics from the University of Cambridge, UK in 2013. Her general research interests are in understanding vector-parasite interactions that govern vector competence and shape disease epidemiology in diseases, such as malaria, with the aim of contributing feasible and innovative methods for future disease control. She volunteered to be part of the SHAPE project to make her contribution to stimulating the interests of young students in science by offering them first-hand experience at using science to impact on public health. Being part of this project will offer her the opportunity to expose science for the fulfilment it gives through understanding our natural systems and environment for contributions to national development. she hopes that by the end of the programme, the young students involved will find studying science a calling and not an imposition.

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Isaac Kudu

Isaac is an environmental scientist with the Nuclear Chemistry and Environmental Research Centre of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission. He is convinced that STEM holds the key to fully harness the enormous natural resources Ghana is endowed with to solve the numerous economic and developmental challenges plaguing the country. Isaac is getting involved with the project because it presents him with an avenue to engage with the junior high students who are the nation’s future, helping them to better appreciate STEM and its potential for solving real life problems. He believes when we catch them young they will be STEM ambassadors for the rest of their life. The project also presents an opportunity to challenge the status quo of negative attitudes that majority of Ghanaians have toward environment and sanitation issues. Isaac expects the project to succeed in raising awareness of the public about the impact of environmental degradation on community health and to help scientists and professionals build on their capacity to effectively engage the public with science.

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Dr. Alfred Edwin Yawson

Dr Yawson is the current Head, Department of Biostatistics, University of Ghana School of Public Health, Lecturer in the Department of Community Health and School of Medicine and Dentistry He is a Senior Specialist Public Health Physician, of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra, Ghana. Dr Yawson has an MD from the University of Ghana Medical School, an MSc in Health Policy, Planning and Financing from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Diploma in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He is a Fellow of the West African College of Physicians, Fellow of the Ghana College of Physicians and postdoctoral fellow, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, USA. He is a member of the World Health Organization's Team on Multi-country Study on Global Ageing and Adult Health (SAGE) and a co-principal investigator for the ongoing SAGE survey in Ghana. Dr Yawson has been actively involved in health research and has over 40 scholarly publications on health, ageing and gender ; HIV and AIDS; Chronic non-communicable diseases; health policy, planning in developing countries.

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Harriet Abbey

Harriet Abbey (AB) is a lecturer with University of Ghana, and the executive director of Research Academy for Women, Ghana (RAW-G) — a non-governmental organization that promote women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (www.africanwomenresearchers.org). AB has expertise on managing social event programmes and will engage in a range of governance responsibilities for the project. AB has experience in engaging the external community on women and gender issues in Science and has developed essential relationships with top scientists and health professionals across Ghana. AB is committed to making a professional difference on SHAPEgh by engaging students in research, teaching and learning.

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Obeng-Nkrumah Noah (PhD)

Obeng-Nkrumah Noah (ONN) is a Microbiologist with passion for health system strengthening through medical research, lecturing, innovation and advocacy. ONN commands experience in microbiological techniques and data analysis. He combines strong analytical thinking with professional confidence to provide preventive and promotive services to the global community through excellence in teaching, research and dissemination of knowledge. ONN is keen on supporting SHAPEgh at all levels to successfully implement the public engagement works.

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Dr. Patrick Kobina Arthur

Dr. Patrick Kobina Arthur is lecturer at Department of Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology of the University of Ghana. He obtained his PhD in Developmental Biochemistry at the University of Göttingen in Germany and has since undertaken several post-doctoral fellowships in multiple countries. His research activities are in the area Chemical Systems Biology of Infectious Pathogens that comprises Infection Biology of Tuberculosis with the mission to discover and development new antibiotics against tropical infectious diseases etc, Dr. Arthur has won a number of research grants from a number of organisations, such as DAAD-Germany, Grand Challenges Canada, TWAS-Italy, IFS-Sweden, and Gates Foundation/ NMIMR. Dr. Arthur was also selected as a fellow attending the Nobel Laureates Lindau Meeting as well as a member of the Global Young Academy (GYA) in 2012 where he served as a non-voting member of the Executive Committee of the GYA from 2012-2013. Dr. Arthur has a passion for public engagement expressed through his activities with the Ghana Society for the Promotion and Advancement of Science and the Ghana Young Academy amongst other. He is not only coming onboard the SHAPE project as a mentor but as a key advisor in directing the project to obtain maximum impact

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Dominic Bassah

Dominic Bassah is a young Ghanaian from a small town called Elubo in the Western Region. He holds a BSc in Community Nutrition for the University for Development Studies. Being in several leadership positions, he has developed a passion for youth empowerment and advocacy to address inequalities in societies. Dominic won a Tullow Group Scholarship to study MSc. Public and Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Birmingham in September 2014 where he finished with distinction. While at the university of Birmingham he got the opportunity to volunteer as a student rep and an Equality and Diversity Champion for the school of Geography Earth and Environmental Sciences. He has represented his university at several forums and summits and willing to equip the younger generation with transferable skills necessary for academic and professional excellence.

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