Dr. (Mrs) Monica Addison has been appointed as the new Director of Bureau of the Integrated Rural Development (BIRD) under the College of Agriculture and Natural Resource (CANR) at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). He takes from Dr. Ebenezer Owusu-Addo.
Dr. Monica holds a PhD in Agricultural Economics with more than 20 years’ work experience, a Masters in M. Sc. Development Policy and Planning (Economic Policy and Planning Option) and B. Sc. (Hons) Agriculture (Agricultural Economics Option), all from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi. She has published in high impact journal on Agricultural extension. Dr. Monica’s current research area is gender and technological innovations in rice sector of Ghana.
The Bureau of the Integrated Rural Development (BIRD) is one of the Research in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resource (CANR) at KNUST. Over the past decades, BIRD has provided inter-disciplinary research, training, consultancy and advisory service in rural development to institutions such as Central Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies, Bilateral and Multilateral Aid Agencies.
In a related story, Dr. Stephen Appiah Takyi, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Planning at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), has been elected as the new vice president of the Ghana Institute of Planning (GIP).