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 CSIR-STEPRI staff wins prize of Best PhD Student Paper at 17th Globelics

CSIR-STEPRI staff wins prize of Best PhD Student Paper at 17th Globelics

Mrs.Justina Adwoa Onumah

Mrs. Justina Adwoa Onumah, has been awarded an international prize of Best PhD Student Paper presented at the 17th Global network for the Economics of Learning, Innovation and Competence building Systems (GLOBELICS) Conference, held in Costa Rica from 3rd to 5th November, 2021.

Her award winning paper titled, Welfare dynamics of innovation and innovation system interactions: implication for poverty reduction among agricultural households is part of her  ongoing PhD thesis, from which Justina together with her Supervisors have already published the first empirical chapter in the reputable Innovation and Development journal

Justina in a zoom message said: I am thrilled and honoured to be the first ever PhD Candidate from Ghana to receive this international recognition from GLOBELICS. I thank the faculty of ISSER, particularly my supervisors, Prof Felix A. Asante and Prof Robert D. Osei, for their commitment and support in fostering my love for the important subject of Development Studies.”

We in STEPRI believe this to be a well-deserved accolade, and a pointer to Mrs Onumah`s dedication and hard work This award  has projected  the image of CSIR  STEPRI and  Ghana as a whole and we are extremely proud of this and we say congratulations  to her for clinching the Best PhD Student Paper at the 17th GLOBELICS conference


GLOBELICS is a worldwide network of scholars working on innovation and competence building in the context of economic development. The major purpose of the network with over 2000 scholars is to contribute to building capacity and creating a forum for knowledge exchange in the innovation and development research fields.

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