Dr. Winifred Ayinpogbilla Atiah is a female senior member of the Department of Physics, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana. She holds a BSc. in Meteorology and Climate Science and an MSc. in Mathematical Sciences. Dr. Atiah had her Ph.D. in Meteorology and Climate Science under the sponsorship of the European Union 7th Framework Programme funded DACCIWA (Dynamics-Aerosol-Chemistry-Cloud-Interactions in West Africa) Project. As part of her Ph.D. study, she had the opportunity to be selected for a 3-year research visit under the Organization of Women in Science for the Developing World at the Botswana International University of Science and Technology.
Winifred enjoys research collaborations and has a keen research interest in Climate Variability and Change, Mesoscale Convective Systems, Climate Data Analysis, Climate Impact Studies, Hydrometeology among others. Winifred has been impactful in her area of specialization which is underscored by the great researches she has published. Due to the enthusiasm, she demonstrates towards research, she was contracted as a consultant under Africa RISING West Africa program as a consultant where she analyzed seasonal wet and dry spells over Northern Ghana to aid advise farmers in the region. Winifred has collaborated with CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) on the topic “Seasonal Climate Predictability in Northern Ghana: Application to spatial crop yield forecasting”
Dr. Atiah has been selected from a competitive pool of candidates spanning sub-Saharan as a PostDoc under the GCRF-African Science for Weather Information and Forecasting Techniques (SWIFT) program. Atiah is working with colleagues at KNUST and the Ghana Meteorological Agency to analyze the atmospheric conditions of Mesoscale Convective Systems in southern West Africa.
Winifred enjoys coding, singing, dancing, and mentoring.