A full report of IYBSSD events and activities organized in Ghana has been produced
We already reported about events organized in Ghana to celebrate IYBSSD, here, here and here. However, recently, the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences published a complete report about four events that have been organized in this country in the framework of the International Year.
21 October 2022 – Launch of the International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development in Ghana
Under the auspices of the Ghana National Commission for UNESCO, Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC), and other collaborators, the Academy launched the IYBSSD Celebration in Ghana on the theme ‘Significance of Basic Scienes for the Sustainable Development of Ghana’. The launch was done in a hybrid form with 52 people joining online and 60 people attending in person.
1&2 March 2023 – The 12th research seminar of the Ghana Science Association celebrating the International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development.
The Ghana Science Association (GSA) Kumasi Branch, in partnership with the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences (GAAS) and the College of Science (CoS) at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), hosted a remarkable event – the Celebration of the International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development (IYBSSD-2023). With a theme that resonated throughout the seminar, “The Role of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development,” the event brought together eminent scientists, young researchers, and scholars, both in-person and virtually.
An outreach by women in nuclear Ghana to the GAEC basic school
As part of the celebrations of the International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development, Women in Nuclear Ghana, a group of female nuclear professionals undertook an outreach to the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC) Basic School. The programme was to educate the public about the importance of science and mathematics for socio-economic development, where they interacted with young girls and educated them on nuclear energy and its benefits to society. The comprehensive and interactive session laid emphasis on the need for young girls to develop interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The group consisted of accomplished female Scientists and Engineers drawn from different institutions in and outside Ghana.
9 February 2023 – IYEGlobal 8th international day of women and girls in science
Science knows no boundaries, and it certainly should not be limited by gender. It is imperative to provide equal opportunities for both young boys and girls to explore and contribute to the world of science. With this goal in mind, the 8th International Day of Women and Girls in Science, along with the Launch of the IYEGlobal International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development activities with the foundation, was set to create a platform for accomplished women scientists to mentor and inspire young girls in a rural Ghanaian township.
Download and read the full report (PDF) here.