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You are welcome to the official website of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences (GAAS). The site has been updated to reflect the current vision of the Academy. The vision is to be Ghana’s foremost merit-based learned society, committed to national development and the advancement of the world (GAAS Strategic Plan, 2020-2025). The core values to drive this vision are relevance, integrity, professionalism, and excellence.

Established in 1959, the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences has been involved in the promotion of the study, extension and dissemination of knowledge in the arts and sciences. In its first decade of existence, the Academy went through changes to reach, in 1968, the form it now has. This website will be dedicated to sharing information on the work and activities of the Academy. As we unveil the first phase of the new website, we intend to update the site regularly. You will find information about the history, structure, Fellows of the Academy, publications, current and future events and other pertinent news.

The Ghana Academy has local and international partners. We expect to share important information from these partners from time to time.

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COCOBOD AND GAAS Collaborative Research: Cocoa as an Enhancer in the Management of Some Life-Threatening Infectious and Metabolic Diseases

Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) is collaborating with some Fellows of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences (GAAS) to conduct research into components of cocoa that can aid in the management of some life-threatening infections and metabolic diseases globally. The research forms part of COCOBOD’s programme to increase the usage for cocoa beyond the confectionery and cosmetic industries, and thereby expand the global market for cocoa.

ANNUAL LECTURE IN THE ARTS 2021

The Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences on the 6th day of May 2021 hosted an annual lecture in the Arts on the topic ‘Divinity and Epidemiology: Religion and Public Health in the History of Pandemics in Africa (1918-2020)’’ which was delivered by Rev. Prof. J. Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu, FGA. The lecture started at exactly 5:30 pm with a welcome address and an introduction of the chairman by the assistant honorary secretary of the academy thus Prof. Joshua Yindenaba Abor, FGA. The chairman of the occasion and vice president of the Arts section of the academy, Prof. Kofi Opoku Nti, FGA accepted the call.

J.B. Danquah Memorial Lecture 2021

The Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences has held its annual three-day J. B. Danquah Memorial Lectures from 22nd -24th February 2021. This year’s lecture which was themed; “The Family Our Nation: An Agenda for the 21st Century” was the 54th Edition of the J. B. Danquah Lecture series. Emerita Professor Elizabeth Ardayfio-Schandorf, FGA was the speaker for all three days; she is a geographer, an environmental advisor, a development consultant, and an expert in rural energy systems.