Technology Assessment in Ghana: Building Research Capabilities at the University of Ghana, Legon

  • Skouby, Knud Erik (Project Manager)
  • Falch, Morten (Project Participant)
  • Henten, Anders (Project Participant)
  • Møller, Dorte Marianne (Project Participant)

    Project Details


    The project is defined as a long-term research collaboration between the involved departments in Denmark and Ghana.
    The overall aims of the continued research collaboration are:
    · to develop technology assessment as a research and teaching area at the University of Ghana at Legon
    · to develop and qualify policy recommendations for general technology policy in Ghana through the institution of a Technology Forum
    · to facilitate the upgrade of theoretical knowledge, methodological tools and practical experience of the Ghanaian staff through research collaboration.
    · Provision of expertise in dissemination of results of research to both political fora and private sector companies.
    Three research areas are defined for the collaboration:
    i) Research Area I: Telecommunications and information technology infrastructure: research on urban and rural telecommunications, computer systems and network development, and regulation policy.
    ii) Research Area II: Energy technology: research on energy efficiency options, the introduction of new forms of energy, and co-ordination of policies under a national energy policy.
    iii) Research Area III: Energy savings in transport: research on the possibilities for substitution of transport of persons through use of telecommunications
    Effective start/end date01/01/199101/07/2001


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