Edna Ekua Kwansima Quansah is a Fisheries scientist with special interest in climate change and ocean acidification impacts on fisheries, as well as fisheries management and socio-economics. She holds a Master of Philosophy degree in Fisheries Science from the University of Ghana and a Bachelor of Science degree in Oceanography and Fisheries from the same University.
She is currently a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Ghana, Department of Marine and Fisheries Sciences.
Miss Quansah has had a couple of years of experience as a Teaching assistant at the University of Ghana, where she assists in organizing students’ field work, laboratory practical and tutorial sessions. She has a rich background in fisheries science research garnered from about six years of study and research in the field, and through internships from organizations such as Pioneer Food Cannery (PFC) and the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO). She has also gathered lots of interdisciplinary experience in research and various issues bothering the environment and natural resources through many trainings, workshops and summer/winter schools.
Miss Quansah is a 2014 fellow of AWARD (African Women in Agricultural Research and Development), a career-development program which equips top women agricultural scientists across Sub-Saharan Africa to accelerate agricultural gains by strengthening their research and leadership skills. Through this fellowship, Edna has had new focus in her research work where she seeks to make meaningful impact to those who matter with her research.
Edna seeks to bring this new focus to Ako Foundation where she believes a great work of impacting knowledge has been started with respect to agriculture, natural resources and gender. She hopes to bring to bear her experiences and knowledge in research to further foster the good work and activities of the foundation.