GAAS Event Info

01 Sep: Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences Inaugural Lecture – Kasahuam-Kasafi in Ghanaian Media and Political Landscape

The objective of this inaugural lecture is to address issues about Kasahuam and Kasafi, ‘Polite and impolite language’ in the Media and Political (Politico-Mediatised Discourse) Landscape in contemporary Ghana. The lecture emphasises the use of appropriate language based on our Ghanaian Cultural heritage, cultural norms and values that engineer and provide a perfect atmosphere and some panacea for peace, social cohesion and national development.

13 Jul: Upgrade of Gold Recovery from Refractory Carbonaceous Gold Ores using Phanerochaete chrysosporium – Prof Grace Ofori-Sarpong

Gold ores consist of those that are easy to treat (free-milling) and others difficult to treat (refractory). Cyanide dissolution of gold from refractory carbonaceous ores has attendant serious challenges as the contained natural Carbonaceous Matter (CM) preg-robs dissolved gold leading to a decrease in overall gold recovery, a phenomenon termed preg-robbing. The CM behaves similarly to activated carbon, and thus has strong affinity for the dissolved gold ions (Au(CN)2).

20 Jun: Establishment of Academic Medical Centers in Ghana

Traditionally, the basic components of an Academic Medical Centre (AMC) are a Medical School, within a university setup, and a health facility which may or may not be university-owned. There may be additional components, including schools for other health professions (dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, allied health professions) and other clinical entities. In situations where the health facilities are not owned by the university, there may be varying levels of affiliations/partnerships for training and research purposes.

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14 Jun: GAAS Public Forum 2022 – The African Continental Free Trade Area; Challenges and Prospects

The African Continental Free Trade Area is an ambitious trade pact to form the world’s largest free trade area by connecting almost 1.3bn people across 54 African countries. To deepen Africa’s economic integration, the accord intends to create a single market for products and services. The trade area’s aggregate gross domestic product might be over $3.4 trillion but reaching its full potential will necessitate considerable policy reforms and trade facilitation measures across African signatory countries.