A consortium of five led by the National University of Ireland, (NUI) Galway including the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research(ISSER), University of Ghana has launched a summary report of five years of research into violence against women and children. The event took place on Wednesday, 17th April, 2019 at ISSER Conference Facility. Others in the consortium are DFID, ipso MORI and International Centre for Research on Women.

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Congratulations! Three PhD students Mr. Francis Dompae, Mr. Alexis Beyuo and Miss Andaratu Achuliwor Abdallah of the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research, University of Ghana passed their oral examinations on Thursday, 11th April, and Tuesday, 16th April, 2019 held at the West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens (WACCBIP) and the Department of Economics, University of Ghana.

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Professor Felix Ankomah Asante, Director of the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research on Thursday, 28th March, 2019 delivered his Inaugural Lecture on the Topic: The Linkage between Agriculture, Nutrition and Health: Issues for Research and Policy. The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu, chaired the lecture at the Great Hall, University of Ghana.

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It was a memorable event for the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research, ISSER, when two of its students received awards at the Vice-Chancellor’s Ceremony in Honour of Academic Award Winners for 2017/2018. The two are: Ms. Hamdiyah Alhassan who received the prize for the Overall Best Graduating PhD in Development Studies Student and Ms. Rahamatu Abukari who got the Overall Best Graduating MA Development Studies Student. This ceremony was held at the Great Hall, University of Ghana on Friday, 1st March, 2019.

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Mr. Ernest Bagson, a PhD student in Development Studies at ISSER, University of Ghana made the institute proud on Tuesday 26 February 2019 when he passed his PhD Oral Examination. The title of his Thesis was: “Analysis of Informal Crime Prevention Strategies in Urban Ghana, the case study of Kumasi and Tamale.” The venue was Kankam Twum Barimah Hall, ISSER. 

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Prof. Felix Asante, Director of the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghana, has made a presentation on the activities of ISSER at a Side Event of the Africa Risk Capacity (ARC) board meeting organized at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra on Tuesday 19th February 2019. The Side Event discussed “Risk modelling and Early Warning through Africa RiskView and Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation in Ghana.”

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