Joy News’ Kwasi Debrah honoured by Ghana Science Association

Joy News’ Emmanuel Kwasi Debrah has been honoured at the 2023 Special Recognition Awards of the Ghana Science Association (GSA).

He was presented with a plaque at the 12th GSA Research Seminar and Poster Presentations in Kumasi for his dedication to science reporting.

The Science and Technology journalist is the lead reporter on Joy News’ Tech Thursday, and the 2022 recipient of the Engineering Evangelism Award by the Ghana Institution of Engineering (GhIE).

The president of the Ghana Science Association, Kumasi branch, Prof. Jacob Agbenorhevi praised Kwasi Debrah for his excellent reportage on research activities of GSA Members.

“His coverage of members’ research works and activities is outstanding,” he said.

The event also saw the recognition of the Multimedia Group Limited for providing the platform for GSA activities.


The 12th GSA Research Seminar and Poster Presentations forms part of the International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development (IYBSSD-2023).

The conference was under the theme: The role of basic sciences for sustainable development. It was supported by the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP).

 Prof. Agbenorhevi stressed the crucial role basic sciences play in the achievement of the SDGs.

“The conference presents another opportunity to showcase and educate on how basic Sciences have contributed to and continue to make tremendous impact on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals through scientific research works, technology, innovations and partnerships,” he said.

This year’s conference was both in-person and online.

The 2-day event was organised in collaboration with the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences (GAAS), KNUST College of Science and Young Researchers Forum of the Office of Grants and Research (OGR) KNUST.

Past president of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences (GAAS) Prof. Aba Bentil Andam was happy the Academy is championing the studying of basic sciences.

“The Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences, Ghana’s premier learned Society is happy to lead the celebration of IYBSSD, 2022/2023,” she stated.

Dr. Mrs. Augustina Angelina Sylverken of Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Ghana, WiSTEMGh urged scientists to leave a legacy.

“Let us all keep up the momentum and the spirit and show that we can use basic sciences to make a lot of things happen to generations unborn,” she said.

The event featured some students from selected Senior High Schools in Ashanti region, and over 100 poster presentations.

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