Benji Gyampoh is a researcher, research manager and lecturer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. He is also the Founding Editor-in-Chief of Scientific African journal (SciAf) of the Next Einstein Forum.
Before joining KNUST, Ben was with the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) in Nairobi, Kenya, from 2012 till 2018, where he had responsibility for the climate change programmes and postdoctoral research fellowships. He was also the editor-in-chief of the AAS flagship newsletter, “Science*Policy*Africa”. Prior to joining the AAS, he was a research officer at the Africa office of the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) in Accra, Ghana.
His areas of expertise are Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments; Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies to Climate Change; Watershed and Water resources management; Environmental systems analysis and interdisciplinary research; Fsheries Management; and Indigenous knowledge systems.
Benji has great experience in training and capacity building; research management and administration; strategic thinking, policy influence and development; data analysis and reporting; fund raising and partnership development; communication and coordination; and writing and editing.
He is passionate about the development of the sciences in Africa with pragmatic ideas and concepts for ensuring a robust and rigorous programme to develop sciences in Africa with scientists thriving in the right environment. He believes in creating strong and meaningful partnerships to enable development of science and scientists in Africa; recognizing that Africans can do it for Africa and partnerships are enablers.