Dr. Kwaku Aning has more than forty-five years working experience in United Nations system organizations that were focused on negotiations around issues of global security, Article VII of the UN Charter, and the application of science and technology for the socioeconomic development of developing countries.

Dr. Kwaku Aning was IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation (DDG-TC), from January 2010-June 2015. Before his appointment as Deputy Director General, Dr. Aning served as the Director and Secretary of the Policy Making Organs of the IAEA, the Board of Governors (BoG) and the General Conference (GC).

Dr. Kwaku Aning obtained his BSc Mechanical Engineering (First Class) from the KNUST, MSc physics from Princeton University; PhD, Metallurgical Engineering from Columbia University, New York.

Prof. Elsie Effah Kaufmann is an Associate Professor and founding Head of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Ghana.  She holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE), a Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) and a PhD in Bioengineering, all from the University of Pennsylvania, USA.  After her graduate studies she received her postdoctoral training at Rutgers University before joining the University of Ghana in 2001.

Prof. Effah Kaufmann’s teaching and research focus on Tissue Engineering, Biomaterials and Application of Biomedical Engineering concepts to the solution of problems in the Ghanaian context.  She was the recipient of the University of Ghana’s Best Teacher Award for the Sciences in 2009.  She is also keenly interested in science education at all levels and has been the Host/ Quiz Mistress of the Ghana National Science & Mathematics Quiz TV Programme since 2006. In 2011 Prof. Effah Kaufmann was a winner of the prestigious International Women’s Forum Leadership Foundation Fellowship.

Prof. Effah Kaufmann is a Board member of the African Gifted Foundation Ghana (African Science Academy) and the British International School-Ghana.  She is the current President of the Ghana Society of Biomedical Engineers.

Professors Alexander Nyarko is a Fellow of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences. Professor Nyarko obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry with Chemistry and Master’s degree in Biochemistry from the University of Ghana, Legon, and Doctorate degree in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science in Philadelphia (University of the Sciences in Philadelphia), Pennsylvania, USA.

Professor Nyarko joined the University of Ghana as a Research Fellow at the Department of Clinical Pathology, Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) serving in various capacities, including the Head, Department of Clinical Pathology, NMIMR; Deputy Director and Director of the NMIMR.

He is a Fulbright Senior Scholar and has collaborations with colleagues in several universities in Ghana and abroad.

Dr. Robert Adjaye has over forty years management and consulting experience on diverse local and international projects, about twenty years of which were spent in the oil/gas and energy industry. Robert has extensive experience in policy and infrastructural development, contract and procurement reviews, monitoring and evaluation, safety management, project and quality management, the energy sector, management information systems, business re-engineering, public sector/institutional reforms and public financial management, technical and financial project audits, training and lecturing.

Dr. Adjaye obtained his MSc Electrical Power Systems from the University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology, BSc. Electrical Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Ph.D. Electrical Power Systems from the University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology.

Sir. Justice Dennis Adjei is a Justice of the Court of Appeal of the Republic of Ghana. He serves as the Director of the Judicial Training Institute (JTI), which provides continuous legal education for the Judges in Ghana. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree (BA) and a Qualifying Certificate in Law from the University of Ghana and the Ghana School of Law respectively.

He also holds an Executive Masters in Public Administration (EMPA) from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), as well as a Master of Laws Degree (LL.M) in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of London in the United Kingdom and a Master of Laws Degree (LL.M) in Judicial Studies from Duke University School of Law in the United States of America.

Sir. Justice Dennis Adjei has many publications to his credit and is an astute jurist and academic with recognized competencies in many fields of law.

Mrs. Cynthia Asare Bediako is Chief Director of the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation. She had previously served as Chief Director at the Office of the Vice President of the Republic of Ghana from 2017 – 2020 as well as the Chief Director at the Office of the Head of Civil Service having been appointed in July 2014. She is a Career Civil Servant in the Administration Class with over 30 years administrative experience. Mrs. Cynthia Asare Bediako is currently the co-chair for STI for SDGs Roadmap Development for Ghana