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1st AGGOSS Seminar Presentations
 
Date: 21st June 2008 
Venue: University College of London, Archway Campus
 
 
Seminar:  Theme
Research and Development in Ghana: Research Contribution Towards the Development of Ghana.
 
Ghana has been on the path for sustainable development since independence 50 years ago. Exploring advances in technology, social and development strategies is the way forward in the 21st century. To reveal the challenges the nation faces in its drive towards achieving middle-income status has resulted in numerous researches in various fields. The 1st AGGOSS Seminar Presentation to be held in London will provide a unique opportunity for members to share the findings of their research in a friendly environment and contribute to the debate on moving the nation forward with our work
 
 Plenary Sessions (PL)                                                     
 
Opening Ceremony                                                           
Date and time: Saturday, 21st June 2008,  10:00 a.m. 
 
Opening speeches will be delivered by invited guests and the President of the association.
 
 
Closing Ceremony
Date and time: Saturday, 21st June 2008,  6.00 p.m.
 
The closing ceremony will be delivered by invited guest.
 
Call for Abstract
 

Interested researchers  and students who are interested in presenting a paper for the seminar should submit an abstract (maximum of 400 words) by May 12th, 2008, in an electronic format (Words document or PDF preferred) to "Emmanuel Plas Otwe" <epotwe@yahoo.com>. (please include “1st AGGOSS Seminar Presentation 2008 ” in subject line).

Those invited to present at the Seminar will be notified.
the presentation will include the following techinical sessions;
 

  Technical Sessions (TS) 
 
Three types of technical sessions will be programmed: Science and technology working group sessions and related poster sessions; social and education working group sessions and related poster sessions; and services and management working group sessions and related poster  sessions.
 
Science and technology
 
Health sciences (medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, public health, medical imaging, etc.)
Agriculture
Architecture and Planning
Building technology
Engineering (civil, mechanical, electrical, coastal, chemical, marine, etc)
Information technology (computer science, etc)
Food technology
 
Social Sciences and education
 
Social sciences
Sociology
Anthropology
Political science
Gender issues
Distance education
Special needs education
 
Services and management
 
MBA (finance, marketing, human resource, etc)
Banking and Insurance
Economics: Agric, Health, Environmental, Mathematical. Economics, etc. Project and Building management
Business development and Investment management
Tourism, Hotel and hospitality management
Hospital management
Fashion and textile
 
 
 
PROGRAMME OF ACTIVITIES FOR THE FIRST AGGOSS SEMINAR.
 

1st AGGOSS SEMINAR - UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LONDON, ARCHWAY CAMPUS

SATURDAY 21ST JUNE 2008

ORAL PRESENTATION SESSION (GROUP A)

CHAIRPERSON: Dr. Kwasi Opoku Amankwa/ Ms. Gina Teddy

No.

TIME

TITLE OF PAPER

PRESENTER

1.

10.30-10.50am

The Impact of Globalization on Social Policy Development in Ghana – The Case of Basic Education.

Sulemana Adams Achanso

2.

 

10.50-11.10am

The Centrality of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) In Increasing Healthcare Access in Ghana.

Gina Teddy

3.

11.10-11.30am

Assessing the Knowledge Management Capability of the Ghanaian Public Sector through the “BCPI Matrix”: a case study of the Value Added Tax (VAT) Service

Edwin Asiamah Acheampong

4.

11.30-11.50am

Challenges of Meeting MDG Targets in Water Supply to Small Towns in Ghana.

Clifford Abdallah Braimah

5.

11.50-12.10pm

A Concept Paper on Health Promoting Universities in Ghana from a Settings Approach

I. N. Soyiri

6.

12.10-12.30pm

The Impact of Monetary Policy on Banks’ Credit in Ghana

Mohammed Amidu

 

12.30-13.00pm

TEA/COFFEE/COCOA BREAK     --   POSTER PRESENTATION

7.

13.00-13.20pm

What happens to the textbooks in the classrooms? Pupils’ access to literacy in primary schools in Ghana

Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa

8.

13.20-13.40pm

Recycling of Wastes in Ghana

W. K. Buah

9.

13.40-14.00pm

The Influence of Organizational Resources on Small Firms’ Internationalization. Evidence from Developing Countries. The Case of Ghana.

Obi Damoah

10.

14.00-14.20pm

The Effects of Citizenship Teaching in Basic Schools: A Case Study of the Gushegu, District of the Northern Region of Ghana.

Zakaria M Salifu

11.

14.20-14.40pm

Developing Authentic Foodservice to Support the Growth of Tourist Attractions in Ghana

Augusta Adjei Frempong

15.00-16.00pm –BUFFET & DRINKS

VENUE: GHANA HIGH COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE

 

 

 

1st AGGOSS SEMINAR- UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LONDON, ARCHWAY CAMPUS

SATURDAY 21ST JUNE 2008

ORAL PRESENTATION SESSION (GROUP B)

CHAIRPERSON: Dr. H.H. Abruquah/ Mr. Emmanuel Ohene Afoakwa

No.

TIME

TITLE OF PAPER

PRESENTER

1.

10.30-10.50am

Waste to Wealth: Application of catalysis in complimentary energy Feedstock generation 

William Owusu Oduro

2.

10.50-11.10am

Reiterated Homogenization Applied in Hydrodynamic Lubrication

Emmanuel Kwame Essel

3.

11.10-11.30am

Plant Residue for soil fertility restoration in Tropical Savannah soils. What is the environmental cost?

Kwame Agyei Frimpong

4.

11.30-11.50am

The effect of Mycotoxigenic Microorganisms on Palm Fruits and Palm Oil produced at the cottage industry level.

Sheila Tagoe

5.

11.50-12.10pm

Profitability Analysis of Organic Mango production in Northern Region- Case Study at ITFC.

Adu-Gyamfi, R

6.

12.10-12.30pm

Factors Influencing Quality Characteristics of Chocolate Systems during Industrial Manufacture

Emmanuel Ohene Afoakwa

 

12.30-13.00pm

TEA/COFFEE/COCOA BREAK  ---- POSTER PRESENTATION

7.

13.00-13.20pm

Molecular Diversity and Drought Tolerant Genes in Ghanaian Cowpeas (Vigna unguiculata): Prospect for Increased Yield in Drought Prone Regions in Ghana?

Emmanuel Plas Otwe

8.

13.20-13.40pm

Evaluation of Pfcrt and Pfmdr-1 mutations as Genetic Markers of Chloroquine Resistance among Severe Malaria Patients Presenting to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi, Ghana.

Abruquah, H H

ary9.

13.40-14.00pm

Occupational Health and Safety the Missing Link in Ghana’s Industrialization Process.

 

Kwesi Amponsah-Tawiah

10.

14.00-14.20pm

Clonal propagation and genetic fidelity of tissue culture-derived avocado plants (Persea americana Mill.)

Kingsley Joseph Taah

11.

14.20-14.40pm

Case Study on Solar Dryer Designs; Meeting the Challenges of the 21st Century

John Kwasi Afriyie

15.00-16.00pm –BUFFET & DRINKS

VENUE: GHANA HIGH COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE

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