Ghana hosts international workshop on Dish Conversion for radio astronomy

The Ghana Space Science Technology Institute (GSSTI) of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC) on Monday, opened an international Dish Conversion workshop on the mobilisation of radio astronomy technology for economic development. Professor Dickson Adomako, the Director of the Ghana Space Science Technology Institute, at the opening ceremony in Accra, said the workshop is the…

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GAEC Trains Freight Forwarders on Radiation Protection and Safety

The Radiation Protection Institute (RPI) of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC) is organizing a Radiation Protection and Safety Training Course for Radiation Protection Officers (RPOs) and some Qualified Operators/Staff of Genuine Group Logistics in Accra to ensure public and environmental radiation safety. The core objective of the programme is to ensure that the participants…

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Coming into Flower: How IAEA Support is Benefitting Ghana’s Floriculture Industry

Ghana and the IAEA have worked together for several years to develop national capacity in plant mutation breeding and tissue culture technology. Through its technical cooperation programme, the IAEA provided fellowships and scientific visits to build capacity, and also trained scientists in the skills needed to apply the technology in their fields of operation. This…

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IAEA Approves Nuclear, Cancer Treatment Reactor Projects for Nigeria

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has given Nigeria the go ahead to embark on five critical projects in nuclear power energy, cancer management, livestock production, governmental and regulatory infrastructure for nuclear and radiation safety and radiation oncology. The projects due to commence in 2020, were approved under the Country Programme Framework document. The Minister…

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School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences and School of Nuclear and Allied Sciences Celebrate UG @ 70

The School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (SPMS) and the School of Nuclear and Allied Sciences (SNAS) held an opening ceremony on October 22, 2018 at the Great Hall to begin a week-long celebration marking the University’s 70th Anniversary. The ceremony was well attended by industry players, faculty, staff and students of both Schools. Also present…

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Maiden LOC Dish Conversion Worksop Meeting Held in Accra

The first meeting of the Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the workshop on conversion of ex-telecommunication earth station antennas into functional radio telescopes was held in Accra. The Workshop will be hosted by GSSTI in collaboration with the Development through Radio Astronomy Global Network with support from the Global Challenges Research Fund, United Kingdom. It…

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Senegal and France ink nuclear framework partnership agreement

The Senegalese Ministry of Higher Education has entered into an agreement with the French National Institute for Nuclear Science and Technology – Institut National des Sciences et Techniques Nucléaires, INSTN – to cooperate in establishing a centre of excellence in nuclear science and technology in the West African country, writes wnn. The nuclear cooperation agreement…

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Ghana Hosts Nigerian Nuclear Engineers on Reactor Core Conversion

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC) organized a program that hosted a ten member team from Nigeria at the International Miniature Neutron Source Reactor (MNSR) Training Facility (IMTF) in Accra, Ghana. The Centre Manager of the Nuclear Reactors Research Centre (NRRC) under the National Nuclear Research Institute (NNRI),…

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Nuclear Power is Key to Ghana’s Quest for Industrialization – Dr. Thomas Mensah

“Ghana’s developmental dreams will be short-lived without a constant supply of electricity to power industries”.  Dr. Mensah made this statement on a working visit to the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC), to ascertain the effective use of Nuclear Technology in national development. Dr. Mensah is a Ghanaian-American chemical engineer who works in fiber optics and nanotechnology. He…

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