Brief History

BNARI was established as one of the research, development and technology transfer Institutes of the GAEC, which was established in 1963 by an Act of Parliament, Act 204 of 1963. Act 588 of 2000 replaced Act 204 and PNDC Law 308 and enable GAEC to create new institutes and commercialize its research findings. BNARI was therefore established as a result of the upgrading of the Department of Biology, Food and Agriculture of the NNRI. The main objective of the Institute is to apply isotopes, ionizing radiation and biotechnologies for increased agricultural and economic development of Ghana.

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Brief History

BNARI was established as one of the research, development and technology transfer Institutes of the GAEC, which was established in 1963 by an Act of Parliament, Act 204 of 1963. Act 588 of 2000 replaced Act 204 and PNDC Law 308 and enable GAEC to create new institutes and commercialize its research findings. BNARI was therefore established as a result of the upgrading of the Department of Biology, Food and Agriculture of the NNRI. The main objective of the Institute is to apply isotopes, ionizing radiation and biotechnologies for increased agricultural and economic development of Ghana.

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The Radiation Protection Board (RPB) was established in 1993 by PNDC Law 308 as the National Competent Authority for Authorization and Inspection of practices using radiation sources and radioactive materials in Ghana. The PNDC law 308 was an amendment of the Atomic Energy Act 204 of 1963, which has been replaced by the Atomic Energy Act 588 of 2000. The mandate and responsibilities of RPB are prescribed in the LI 1559 issued in 1993. The operational functions of the Board are carried out by the Radiation Protection Institute (RPI), which was established under the Board to provide technical support for the implementation of the provisions of the legislative instrument, LI 1559.

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Radiological and Medical Sciences Research Institute (RAMSRI) was established in January 2009 as the fourth Research and Development Institute of GAEC. This institute is being nurtured into a complex composed of research centres and a hospital, with a radiation emergency medical facility. It is to serve as a Regional Centre for Research in Cancer and Medical Diagnostic Imaging.

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SNAS was jointly established in 2006 by GAEC and University of Ghana (UG) with the collaboration of IAEA. This was in response to the increasing threat of nuclear knowledge loss in Ghana and Africa. In 2002, the IAEA General Conference adopted a resolution on nuclear knowledge (GC/RES/11B) which was reiterated at Conferences between 2003 and 2009, emphasizing the importance of nuclear knowledge management. The resolutions demanded for increased awareness and requested both IAEA and Member States to strengthen their activities and efforts in this important area.

Ghana indicated its intention to establish a Graduate School of Nuclear and Allied Sciences in a statement presented at the 117th IAEA Board of Governors meeting in 2005.

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