- Two Ghana female scientists have been awarded grants of $50,000 each
- Dr Priscilla Kolibea Mante and Dr Mercy Badu are from the Department of Pharmacology and Chemistry at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)
- They will be using the grants to undertake various research programmes in KNUST to attract international attention
Dr Prsicilla Kolibea Mante and Dr Mercy Badu of the Department of Pharmacology and Chemistry at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) respectively, have been awarded grants to research programmes in KNUST.
The two Ghanaian doctors were among twenty scientists selected as part of the second cohort by the Organisation for Women in Science in Developing Countries (OWSD) Early Career Fellowship Program.
Dr Prsicilla Kolibea Mante and Dr Mercy Badu received $50,000 each to lead various research programmes in KNUST and build up research groups that will attract international visitors.
Early in 2019, Dr Priscilla Kolibea Mante won the L’Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science International Rising Talent Award in Paris, France.
She was the only African among 15 recipients of the award, in 2019, to receive one of two L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Sub-Saharan Africa post-doctoral fellowships.
This latest grant will help the two Ghanaian scientists undertake activities that will attract the international community.
Meanwhile, some 250 African-Americans gathered at the Cape Coast Castle, Ghana, to mark the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first ship of enslaved Africans to English North America in 1619.
While this was ongoing, tens and thousands of African-Americans had assembled at the Chesapeake Bay in Hampton, Virginia, to also mark the same activity.
Here at the Cape Coast Castle, one of nearly 40 slave castles built in the Gold Coast, now Ghana, more than 70 families discovered their family tree during the African Ancestry DNA disclosure which is possibly the largest ever in the continent.
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