CSIR Water Research Institute Board Of Directors ​



He is theead for Africa & Financial Resilience specialist for Ford Foundation African BUILD Programme. Over two decades of proven success in inter-governmental organizations, NGOs, and the private sector across corporate finance management and operational leadership. Specializes in governance, strategy, and financial management. He offers wide-ranging experience in organizational development, instituting the policies and controls needed to protect financial integrity and manage risks with impressive results in accuracy and accountability for the complete financial management cycle. He is a fellow of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (FCMA), UK, He has Masters in Laws – International Commercial Law, Software Engineering –Structured system analysis.




He is a Civil Engineer with specialization in water system design and water safety. He has MSc degree in Water Supply and Environmental Engineering and

MBA in Management. He has a Phd in Water Supply and Treatment Technology. He worked in the WASH Sector alone for 24 years. In 2015, he was honored

with a State Award “Member of the Order of the Volta” by his country Ghana, for his contributions to the development of Ghana. He is currently the Chief Executive

of the Community Water and Sanitation Agency, a public institution responsible for Rural WASH in Ghana.




Mr. Magnus Nunoo is a Ghanaian entrepreneur with over 20 years of entrepreneurship experience in the purification and packaging of drinking water industry,

as well as quarry and mining industry. He is the C.E.O. of Magvlyn Industries Limited, producers of Ghana’s premier purified and mineral water brand, Mobile Water.

He also serves as the Executive Chairman of Smart Concrete Limited, a quarry mining and construction company. Mr. Nunoo has also served advisory roles on

several boards, committees, and associations, such as Ghana’s Water Research Institute, the National Association of Sachet and Packaged Water Producers (NASPAWAP),

and the Ghana Standard’s Authority Technical Committee for Ghana Standards Codes.Territory Manager for EXXON MOBIL GHANA LIMITED, ACCRA

Territory Manager for Greater Accra Region and Volta Region.Committee Member of GHANA STANDARDS CODE TECHNICAL COMMITTEE, GHANA STANDARDS AUTHORITY,

ACCRA..STEERING COMMITTEE member, UNIVERSITY OF GHANASCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, LEGON. He has been the Chief Executive of Community Water and Sanitation

Agency since 2017.



Ing. Dr. Daniel Asenso-Gyambibi

Ing. Dr. Daniel Asenso-Gyambibi, is the Director of CSIR -Building and Road Research Institute. He is a Principal Research Scientist in GIS Applications, Land Administration and

Mapping for the Built Environment. He researches in land Administration and Land Management, Geographic and Land Information Systems. PhD. Geomatic Engineering,

Mphil. Geomatic Engineering, Bsc. Geomatic Engineering, Cert (Construction Management and Practices, Cert (Leadership Change and Organizational Renewal.

 He has been working at the institute since 1998, as Assistant Research Scientist, and later, Research Scientist. He has over 40 peer-reviewed scientific publications to his credit

.He had a brief stint with German construction firm, Lemex Bow, which undertook rehabilitation of Kumasi City Roads in the 1980s. Dr. Asenso-Gyambibi worked diligently in the

field of research and consultancy to bring BRRI to the limelight, especially, in Survey and Mapping. He has been involved in donor-funded projects including Land Administration

Project (LAP I AND II) sponsored by Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources and World Bank.He has over 20 years of experience in consultancy services in roads, bridges,

dams topographic mapping, layout preparation, mining, civil works, power plants, and pipelines.Mr. Asenso-Gyambibi is a member of the Research Staff Association, having

served as Secretary and President for many years.




He is the Managing Director of Joissam Ghana Ltd/ Joissam Group and Intravenous Infusions Plc Corporate Member of Ghana Institution Of Engineers.He is a Fellow of the

African Leadership Initiative West Africa(ALIWA) an Affiliate of the Henry Crown Fellowship of the Aspen Institute of Colorado, USA.He is an old boy Mfantsipim School, Cape Coast,

He has Bachelor of Science (Chemical Engineering from University of Science & Technology School of Engineering and MBA(Finance) from the University of Leicester, UK.

He has been and is Board Member of the following Boards: Member, Ministerial Advisory Board, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Member Koforidua Polytechnic Council, Member of the Advisory Board,

University of Ghana, Business School, Board, New Juaben Mutual Health Insurance Scheme, He was the Director-IFS Financial Services Ltd and Director-AGI Consult. Member of the

National Council- Association of Ghana Industries.




Madam Genevieve started her career in the early 90s as a Sales Supervisor at ASDA Stores Limited (UK) and later as Administrative Manager at Afro Orient Company limited in Accra,

Ghana from 1995 to 1997. In 2000 she joined the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR-Ghana) and was assigned to the Human Resources Development (HRD) Division

as Administrative Officer. She played a key role in the management of the division as well as building the capacities of staff members. In 2008, she was promoted to Senior Administrative Officer

with additional responsibilities and in 2010 she was made the Head of Human Resources Development Division. In 2011 she was made the Substantive Head of Human Resources Management (HRM)

Division in Charge of CSIR Governing Council Matters and assisted the then Secretary to Council. By dint of hard work and commitment to her job, in 2014, she was promoted to Principal Administrative

Officer. In October 2018, after the compulsory retirement of the then Director of Administration, she was made the Acting Director of Administration of the CSIR Head Office, a position she also held till

she was confirmed as Director of Administration in August 2019. Mrs. Yankey, has attended several short courses, conferences and workshops both locally and internationally. She is a member

of some professional bodies as mentioned earlier on and also a member of the following Committees:Chair, CSIR-Head Office Internal Management Committee (IMC).Chair, Nomination Management

Committee Member, The Superannuation Management Committee Member, Director’s Management Committee (DMC). Member, Management Boards of CSIR-STEPRI, INSTI, SRI and SARI



Prof. Mike Yaw Osei-Atweneboana is the Director of CSIR-Water Research Institute, he is a Principal Research Scientist with the Bio-Medical and Public Health Research Unit of the Institute. He is a Professor at the CSIR-College of Science and Technology, Accra, affiliated with University of Cape Coast.

Prof. Osei-Atweneboana obtained his PhD at McGill University, Canada in 2008. He is a Public Health Scientist and Molecular Geneticist, with varied and vast expertise in the areas of Medical parasitology, epidemiology, medical entomology and Molecular Genetics. He has over 25 years’ research experience in prevention and control of infectious diseases, including water related diseases. His research focuses on: drug efficacy and parasitological responses of pathogens to chemotherapeutic agents of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs); development of technologies and strategies for control and elimination of NTDs; development of molecular diagnostic tools for detection of pathogens to facilitate monitoring and surveillance of NTDs; investigation into mechanisms and genetics of drug resistance and development of molecular genetic markers for detection of drug resistance in various disease systems, including antimicrobial resistance. He has employed molecular genetic tools for diagnosis of disease pathogens and genetic diversity in various systems including parasite, fish, virus. He has supervised numerous post-graduate students at both PhD and master’s levels in Ghanaian and International Universities. He is an external examiner for some Universities and reviewer for international peer-reviewed journals.

He has obtained many donor funded research grants from various funding agencies including the Welcome Trust, Royal Society and Leverhulme Trust, WHO/TDR, DFID, EDCTP, MRC, NIH etc. He has served and continue to serve on a number of National and International Technical Committees, including WHO experts’ committees, WHO Advisor on Disease-specific Reference Group, Boards of Research and Academic Institutions as well as Governmental Institutions. He has over 80 publications including 50 peer-reviewed journals in prestigious journals such as The Lancet, Proceeding of National Academy of Sciences, USA, Plos NTDs, Journal of Clinical infectious diseases etc. Some of the achievements of Prof. Osei-Atweneboana includes the establishment and nurturing of the Bio-Medical and Public Health Research Unit of the CSIR, Institutional Review Board of the CSIR, and the Animal Care and Use Committee of the CSIR, COVID-19 and other infectious diseases diagnostic and research laboratory as well as Molecular Environmental surveillance research laboratory.


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