Adelaide Asantewaa Asante is currently the Head of West Africa Office for UK Center for Ecology & Hydrology. Based in Accra, Ghana, she leads the UKCEH West Africa Office in Accra, Ghana with responsibility of playing a key role in the development of UKCEH’s research and business interests in West Africa, as well as manage the day-to-day operations of the office. She works with colleagues across UKCEH to maximize the impacts of the organization’s research across the sub-region and lastly facilitate the delivery of UKCEH scientific projects in West Africa.
Adelaide has had several years of experience in education and research management when she worked with the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) Ghana as a Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining AIMS Ghana, she worked with the Government of Ghana through the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation for more than 10 years as a Science and Technology Officer and later become the Director of Science, Technology and Innovation where she provided policy advice as well as led in the development and implementation of STI programmes and projects, notably, the establishment of the Ghana’s first STI policy, Ghana Space Science and Technology Institute, Ghana Skills and Technology Development Project and the Ghana Radio Astronomy Observatory.
She has a deep passion for STI and for that matter R & D. She also has keen interest in promoting research partnerships and collaborations with African institutions and scientists.