The CK Tedam University of Technology and Applied Sciences, located in Navrongo, Upper East Region, has unveiled a research initiative known as the ‘Science Café’ to foster community development. The Science Café serves as a platform for informal discussions among participants, focusing on current issues affecting the surrounding communities, the university, and how science and technology can be utilized to address these challenges. During the launch event, Ankamah-Lomotey, the Registrar of the university, highlighted the benefits of the initiative for both the communities and the nation.
“It is important not to detach oneself from the communities where you reside. There are national and economic challenges that can be explored through informal discussions in a conducive atmosphere, where people can share their ideas. The objective is to identify existing problems and initiate stakeholder discussions on how to resolve them. This is the essence of science cafés. We aim to bring our research to the communities and assist them with the expertise of our science and technology university. Additionally, we value the input and feedback from the communities, as they can guide us in understanding their specific needs,” explained Ankamah-Lomotey.
The inaugural Science Café focused on the topic of “The Relevance of Science and Technology Research in Community Development: The Role of CKT-UTAS.” Professor Eric Magnus Wilmot, the Vice Chancellor of the university, emphasized the significance of collective efforts in bringing about the desired change and enhancing the university’s relevance in the future.
The Science Café initiative is expected to foster a closer relationship between the university and the surrounding communities, facilitating collaborative problem-solving through the application of science and technology. By engaging in these informal discussions, CKT Tedam University aims to contribute to community development and create a platform for valuable knowledge exchange between academia and the local population.
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