Story By: Christina Acquah-Thompson & Prosper Adiku
Dr. Dzidzo Yirenya-Tawiah was honoured with a Citation for her role in leading a consortium to win a five-year DANINA funded Coastal Community Resilience to Climate and Diarrhoea (C2R-CD) Project. Prof. Daniel Asiedu, Provost of the College of Basic and Applied Sciences (CBAS), made the presentation on behalf of the Institute in a short ceremony held at the Institute on Wednesday.
Before the presentation by the Provost, the Senior Assistant Registrar of the Institute, Mr. Osei-Fosu had read out the contents of the Citation, parts of which reads, ‘‘We celebrate your ingenuity and peerless efforts in bringing together a consortium of multi-disciplinary, local and international partners which led to the award of the five-year DANIDA funded project, that seeks to explore the resilience of coastal communities to climate change and diarrhoea management’’.
Dr. Yirenya-Tawiah, obviously elated at the recognition thanked members of the Institute for the immense support. She was particularly grateful to the Director of the Institute, Prof. Appeaning Addo for drawing attention to the C2R-CD call for proposal and Drs. Adelina Mensah and Ted Annang for their support in the development and implementation of the project.
Prof. Appeaning Addo in congratulating her indicated that, the presentation of the Citation which has been introduced at the Institute is to serve as a motivation and recognition for hardworking staff of the Institute. The Provost on the other hand noted that the College of Basic and Applied Sciences (CBAS) would soon roll out a Meritorious Award Scheme to recognise members of the College. He further encouraged the Institute to consider Dr. Yirenya-Tawiah as a potential nominee when the Scheme opens.
Dr. Dzidzo Yirenya-Tawiah is an Environmental and Public Health Research Scientist and a senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Environment and Sanitation Studies (IESS) of the University of Ghana. She is currently the Principal Investigator (PI) for the five-year DKK 11,969.990/USD 2 million DANIDA funded multidisciplinary Coastal Community Resilience to Climate and Diarrhoea (C2R-CD) Project based at the Institute.
About the C2R-CD Project
The Coastal Community Resilience to Climate and Diarrhoea (C2R-CD) Project aims at building resilience to climate change and improving diarrhoeal management in coastal communities. It is a transdisciplinary research with local and international partnerships made up of the Academia (University of Ghana, IESS leading with other units, Aarhus University, Denmark), Civil Society Group (Peoples Dialogue on Human Settlements) and Government Agencies (the Ghana Environmental Protection Agency, Municipal assemblies of study communities). To learn more about the C2R-CD Project, click here