Dr Margaret Ottah Atikpo – Patron, Alliance for Science Ghana
Dr Margaret Ottah Atikpo is retired head of the Food and Microbiology Division of the Food Research Institute of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research )CSIR – Ghana. She previously served as a focal person of the Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology (OFAB) Ghana. She has played a key role in helping advocate for the use of improved technology in agriculture over the years, organizing educational sessions and leading some of such training herself. She has trained in different parts of the world including Nigeria and the USA.
John Awuku Dziwornu – Chairman, Alliance for Science Ghana
John Awuku Dziwornu is a professional farmer, raising maize, rice, and livestock at Asutsuare, in the Dangme West District of the Greater Accra Region in Ghana. He is an executive of the Ghana National Association of Farmers & Fishermen (GNAFF), representing the organization on such national platforms as the National Fertilizer Council, Pesticides Technical Committee, National Farmers Day Planning Committee, and Agriculture Sector Working Group. He has monitored genetically engineered cotton, cowpea, and rice field trials, and participated in biosafety activities with the National Biosafety Authority and Ghana’s chapter of the Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology in Africa, among others.”
Reuben Nana Yaw Quainoo – Executive Member, Alliance for Science Ghana
Reuben Nana Yaw Quainoo is a seasoned journalist with many years’ experience and currently works as Project Administrator at the Ghana Association of Agric and Rural Development Journalists Association (GARDJA). He plans training and capacity building programmes for the more than 100 members of the GARDJA and facilitates various strategies to increase agricultural content on media platforms across the country. He has previously worked as a reporter with a number of media houses including Kapital Radio in Kumasi. Nana Yaw has also previously worked with the Volta River Authority, Accra Technical University, and other institutions as a corporate communications executive.