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Dr. Kwadwo Ansong ASANTE

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Profile of Dr. Kwadwo Ansong ASANTE (RAMBO)

CSIR Water Research Institute, Ghana

Dr. Kwadwo Ansong Asante is currently a Principal Research Scientist with the CSIR Water Research Institute (WRI), Ghana and a Visiting Researcher at the Lancaster University, UK. He rendered his National Service with the Institute of Aquatic Biology of the CSIR, now WRI in 1993 after graduating from the University of Science and Technology with a B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Chemistry in the same year, and was offered employment by WRI in October, 1994 as an Assistant Research Scientist. Dr. Asante obtained his M.Sc. in Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology from Ehime University, Japan in September 2005 and followed up with a Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) degree in Environmental Chemistry also from Ehime University, Japan in March, 2012. He has received several scholarships from the Commonwealth Fellowship, JICA, DANIDA, Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and the Carl Duisberg Gesellschaft (CDG, Germany). Dr. Asante also holds several certificates including Management (Cologne, Germany), Board Evaluation (State Interests and Governance Authority; SIGA, Ghana), Environmental Impact Assessment (EPA, Ghana), and Protection and Utilization of Oceans (University of Hamburg, Germany).

 

He has assessed the quality of various inland and coastal waters in support of the Institute’s mandate of initiating and conducting research into fresh and coastal water resources of Ghana to provide information for their sustainable management. In addition, he has assessed the effects of aquatic vegetation cover on fish stocks, contamination by trace metals and emerging contaminants from open burning of electronic waste (e-waste) via human breast milk, fish, cow milk, soil and urine. He is currently focusing on exposure assessment of human health from e-waste activities and impact on food items sold around e-waste sites. Dr. Asante has on many occasions, acted as the Head of the Environmental Chemistry and Sanitation Engineering Division of the Institute and supervises post-graduate students at both the Masters and PhD levels from some Ghanaian Universities, in addition to being an external examiner for those universities and the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Dr. Asante has to his credit about 80 publications from journals and conference papers only, published in reputable peer-reviewed journals including Environmental Health Perspectives, Environmental Science and Technology, Environment International, Marine Pollution Bulletin, Chemosphere, Science of the Total Environment, Organohalogen Compounds, etc. and is a reviewer for some journals published by Elsevier. He is widely exposed having attended many International Conferences and was adjudged the best presenter with a cash award of $675, during the 9th International Society for Trace Element Research in Humans (ISTERH) Conference held in Antalya, Turkey in October, 2011. He has obtained some research grants from the Global Environmental Monitoring System (GEMS-SPONGE), Global Center of Excellence (Ehime University, Japan) and the WHO. He serves on some National Technical Committees, including the Hazardous Chemical Committee (EPA), UNIDO’s Health and Pollution Action Plan Technical Working Group in Ghana and was a member of a committee tasked to evaluate a technology for the treatment of mine wastewater in Ghana. Dr. Asante is also consulted by the WHO and was the National Laboratory Analyst for a UNEP/WHO-funded project in 2017. He was a scholarship recipient from Accra Brewery Limited spanning 1981-1986 during his secondary school education.

 

 

Last Updated (Wednesday, 04 November 2020 14:44)