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DIRECTOR 11

Welcome

The CSIR-Building and Road Research Institute is one of the thirteen research institutes under CSIR-Ghana. The mandate of the institute is to provide Research and Development to the building and road sector of the Ghanaian economy. The Institute is currently equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories in the areas of Structural Materials Testing, Geotechnical Investigations, Transportation Engineering Analysis, Surveying and Mapping, as well as Geo-informatics. The Institute is open to collaborative research and provision of consultancy services to both public and private entities, as well as international agencies.

Technical Divisions

NEW DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF CSIR MEETS BRRI

The newly appointed Director General of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Professor Paul Pinnock Bosu visited the Building and Road Research Institute on the 23rd of May, 2022.

Professor Paul Pinnock Bosu who took over from Professor Victor Kwame Agyeman and assumed office on the 1st of May 2022, met the Deputy Director, Dr. William Agyeman, and staff of BRRI as part of his tour to all the thirteen institutes of CSIR to share his vision and goals with the institutes.

Speaking to the staff of BRRI, He expressed his appreciation to staff for the support given during his tenure as Deputy Director General and asked for further support even as he serves as Director General. Prof. Bosu promised to lend himself to the vision and core mandates of CSIR in order to run its thirteen institutes effectively in accordance with the four major point strategic plan of CSIR which are;

  1. Private sector driven Research and Development, and Technological innovation.
  2. CSIR rebranding and visibility.
  3. Financing and resource mobilisation.
  4. CSIR staff and systems performance.

Significantly, the local and international image, and visibility of CSIR is key and the new Director General encouraged staff of BRRI and CSIR at large to be very circumspect and serious in their activities and researches as well as working hand in hand with him to build an image for CSIR to help sell the organisations services. He therefore encouraged the Director and staff of BRRI to build the internal energy and passion for what they do to cause positivity in their working environments.

Professor Paul Pinnock Bosu has a Bsc and Mphil in Biological sciences from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. He attained a Phd in Forest sciences (Entomology option) form the Northern Arizona University-USA. He has a post graduate certificate in Public Administration from the Ghana institute of management and public administration. He is a Chief research scientist and was a former Deputy Director of Forest research institute of the CSIR. He further served as the Deputy Director General of the CSIR from January 2019 to April 2022. He was Head of division and Editor in Chief for the Ghana journal of forestry. He is a member of the international advisory board of WASCAL and the deputy coordinator of the international union of forest research organization working party for diseases and pest of tropical forest. He is also executive member of the forest invasive species network for Africa. He served on a lot of committees in the Forest Research Institute for CSIR and also a member of the advisory committee of the National Biosafety Authority. He has produced a lot of research works, journals, reports, books and handbooks and has been involved in most international collaborations as well as winning most research awards locally and internationally.

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