The Deputy Fund Manager of Skills Development Fund (SDF), Mr. Dunwell Eku, has said recent studies show that Ghanaian industries were performing poorly on the world market in terms of productivity and technology.
For example, he said, Ghana was not doing well regarding the cultivation and growing of tomatoes as compared to neighbouring Burkina Faso.
“Even growing of tomatoes, Ghana is not doing well in terms of yield per hectare between us and Burkina Faso,” Mr. Eku added.
To arrest the situation, he said, government had introduced SDF to support industry players both on the Demand Side and on Supply Side.
The Directorate of Research Innovation and Consultancy (DRIC) has organised a day’s workshop on Publication Outlets, Researcher Visibility and External Engagement to explain the need for lecturers to publish beyond Ghana.
The workshop was also aimed at building the capacity of lecturers to improve their writing skills.
Opening the workshop, the Director of DRIC, Prof. Samuel Annim, urged lecturers to sign onto the Google Scholar platform so as to make themselves visible to the world through their publications.
He noted, ”It is through Google Scholar that will make your works known across the nooks and crannies of the world”.
As part of the implementation of the Graduate Enterprise Development Initiative (GEDI) project, a ceremony has been held at Alisa Hotel in Accra to award 20 young graduate entrepreneurs with a 100,000 Ghana Cedis each to enhance their businesses. In 2015, as a complement to the Youth Enterprise Support (YES) programme, the Export Trade, Agricultural and Industrial Development Fund (EDAIF) (now EXIM Bank Ghana) introduced GEDI to support graduates between the ages of 18 and 35 to set up and manage new enterprises in non-traditional export trade and agro-based processing to feed local industry. This initiative is premised on the fact that graduates have the potential of becoming successful entrepreneurs, if given the needed support.
EXIM Bank Ghana has presented GH¢100,000 each to 20 young graduate entrepreneurs to enhance their businesses at a ceremony held at the Alisa Hotel, Accra.
The Bank last year set up the Graduate Enterprise Development Initiative (GEDI) project as a complement to the Youth Enterprise Support (YES) programme. It is meant to support graduates between the ages of 18 and 35 to set up their own non-traditional export trade and agro-based processing businesses to feed the local industry since it is strongly believed these young graduates have the potential of becoming successful.
In view of this, Exim Bank Ghana has contracted the Directorate of Research, Innovation and Consultancy (DRIC) to serve as the implementing partner.
The University of Cape Coast has been selected by the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP) to host an African Diaspora scholar from the United States to work on a collaborative project on “Enhancing UCC’s Hydrology Curriculum and Hydrologic Research Output through the Establishment of a Coastal Watershed and Wetlands Field Research Station”.
A four-day training programme on Disaster Risk Reduction has been organised under the auspices of the Directorate Research Innovation and Consultancy, University of Cape Coast and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has commenced at the Pempamsie Hotel, Cape Coast.
The short course, which ends on October 20, 2016 has 20 participants from the National Disaster Management Organisation, Ghana Police Service, Ghana National Fire Service and the Ghana Health Service attending.
The importance of disaster management and prevention capacity in the sustenance of development gains of any particular society cannot be glossed over. This is simply due to the fact that occurrence of disasters erodes gains of development in just a single moment.
The Directorate of Research, Innovation and Consultancy (DRIC) has organised the Maiden Research Awards and Grants Ceremony to honour seven faculty members for demonstrating excellence through their research work.
In all, five faculty members were awarded research grants whilst two received research awards. The winners for the research grant were Prof. Elvis Asare-Bediako of the Department of Crop Science who conducted a research on “Incidence of Viral Diseases of Okra (Abelmoschus Esculentus L.) in the three Agro-ecological Zones of the Central Region and Identifying Resistant/Tolerant Varieties.”
The Advisory Board of the Directorate of Research, Innovation and Consultancy (DRIC) of the University of Cape Coast has been inaugurated at a ceremony at the University Council Chamber
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor D. D. Kuupole, on behalf of the University Council, has inaugurated the Advisory Board of the Directorate of Research, Innovation and Consultancy (DRIC) of the University of Cape Coast.