Research grant in collaboration with SCCA Tamale (GHANA)

We are pleased to introduce our 2023 T.NUA Collaboration Program partners, with whom we have launched the “Research Grant In Agriculture or Related Field” project, which includes three initiatives by local researchers and scholars exploring agriculture and community involvement. The project will be ongoing for one year.

The Savannah Centre for Contemporary Art (SCCA Tamale) is an artist-run project space, exhibition and research hub, cultural repository and artists’ residency founded by Ghanaian artist Ibrahim Mahama, and run by director Selom Kudjie. Located in Tamale, the space is dedicated to cultural practices and the expansion of the contemporary art scene in Ghana. Its sister institutions, Red Clay, the studio of Ibrahim Mahama as well as Nkrumah Voli-ni, an extension of SCCA Tamale and Red Clay, are also participating in the project.

A special thanks to: Selom Kudjie (artist and director of the institutions), Ben Okantey (artist and project coordinator of the grant), Gideon Nana Adubrowa Asmah (photographer and documentation photographer for the grant) and Manuela Nebuloni (researcher at Politecnico of Milano and 2023 curator of the T.NUA Collaboration Program)

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Advisory panel for the the “Research Grant In Agriculture or Related Field” project

Ahmad Addo, Professor, Department of Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering, Kwame Nkrumah Of Science and Technology (KNUST)

Laura Bonzanigo, Senior Water Resource Management Specialist, World Bank Accra

Sessen Daniel Iohannes, PHD student, Cold spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL), Coordinator of the American Society of Plant Biologists African Researchers Network (ASPB)

Matteo Pelucchi, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Politecnico of Milano (POLIMI)

Maria Cristina Rulli, Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Politecnico of Milano (POLIMI)

Jasmeer Virdee, Trade Strategy Development Officer, International Trade Centre (ITC)


Selected Research Projects

-Organic Soil Amendment after laterite soil excavation and development of a land reclamation model for communities in the Northern region

Team: Eleanor Dunee & Bernard N. Baatuuwie (PhD)

-Biochar production from shea cake and shells in the shea processors communitis of Kunbumgu and Tamale, to reduce waste volumes while improving crop yields

Team: Abdul-Mumeen Iddrisu (PhD), Abudu Ballu Duwiejuah (PhD) and Abubakari Zarouk Imoro (PhD)

-Hydrospatial assessment of small reservoirs under the One-Village-One Dam initiative

Team: Prosper Kpiebaya