The University of Ghana recently appointed Dr. Theresa Ankamah-Yeboah and Ms. Alma-Lisa Lartey to the join the WACCI team. The two latest additions will work in the capacity of Lecturer and Team Lead for Communications respectively.
Dr. Ankamah-Yeboah graduated from the University of Ghana in 2008 with first class honours in BSc. Agriculture and worked at the Biotechnology Centre as a teaching assistant before working as a Senior Research Assistant with the Forest and Horticulture Research Centre. She later pursued her MSc in Agriculture and currently holds a PhD in Genetics and Plant Breeding from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Theresa hopes to conduct cutting edge research with focus on important food crops that contribute to Ghana’s food basket and how to improve their quality and adaptation. This study is in line with the Centre’s research-intensive agenda for the development of innovative products towards the fight against food and nutrition insecurity on the continent. Outside of work, she enjoys travelling, exploring different cultures, singing, cooking, and reading novels.
Ms. Lartey has spent the past four years working in communications in various sectors including finance, development, and agriculture. In 2018, she enrolled at the University of Ghana to pursue her master’s degree in Communication Studies. Alma-Lisa is excited about the opportunity in her new role to help drive the mission and vision of the Centre. In her free time, she enjoys playing video games and writing. She hopes to complete her first book in 2021.
WACCI is excited to have Dr. Theresa Ankama-Yeboah and Ms. Alma-Lisa Lartey on board.