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Seminar! Seminar!! Seminar!!!

16 September 2019

The Institute for Environment and Sanitation Studies (IESS), University of Ghana, Legon, warmly invites the University community to a seminar by guest presenter Dr. Godfred Ameyaw Asiedu, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) – Food Research Institute, Ghana.


Managing Conflicts in Marine Fisheries in Ghana


Tuesday, September 17, 2019




Auditorium, International House

Profile of Dr. Ayivor

Dr. Godfred Ameyaw Asiedu is a fish, fisheries and aquatic scientist with expertise in fisheries and coastal management research. He is proactive, creative, an active team player, a quick learner, and has excellent analytical and communication skills. He has a PhD degree in Fisheries Management from the University of Wollongong in Australia, MSc degree in Aquatic/Fisheries Ecology from the University of Bremen in Germany and BSc degree in Zoology from the University of Ghana. His core scientific knowledge is supplemented with people, management and policy perspectives. The title of his PhD thesis is “Managing Conflicts in the Marine Fisheries Sectors in Ghana”. He worked on the Role of Chironomid Larvae in the Regeneration of Nitrogen in Freshwater Sediments, and Swimming Crab Fishery of the Lower Volta Estuary for his MSc and BSc thesis respectively.

Dr. Godfred Ameyaw Asiedu currently works as a Research Scientist (Fish and Fisheries) with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) – Food Research Institute, Ghana. He focuses on conducting applied research on fish and food security, providing consultancy services and training on fish and related product processing technologies, undertaking teaching and supervision of student research projects, and advices government on fisheries policy. He previously worked as a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist with the USAID/UCC Fisheries and Coastal Management Capacity Building Support Project, Coastal Fisheries Advisor with WorldFish, Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist with the Coastal Resources Center, University of Rhode Island, USA, and Fisheries Officer with the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Republic of Ghana. He has consulted as a Fisheries Expert for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), WorldFish, and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Dr. Godfred Ameyaw Asiedu has acquired knowledge in both social and ecological fields of fisheries, including government and community systems in Ghana. He has a broad and practical grounding in coastal ecology, governance, community facilitation and reporting. He has been involved in the facilitation of meetings and workshops with a broad range of stakeholders from fishing communities to national law makers. He has experience in building institutional partnerships and collaboration, project management, and capacity building.