Seminar on  “Science Communication in the Digital Age [#Scicomm]” 

Thursday, 26th September, 2019, TIME: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
School of Pharmacy Lecture Theatre

Dear Colleagues,



The UGSOP Seminar Series is the place to spend your Thursday mornings. Come and experience unique and thought-provoking ideas. The next in the series is scheduled as follows:


TopicScience Communication in the Digital Age [#Scicomm]” 


Date: Thursday, 26th September, 2019

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Venue: School of Pharmacy Lecture Theatre


Resource persons

  • Gameli Adzaho (Lead, Global Lab Network)
  • Felix Nartey (Global Coordinator, Wikipedia Library)
  • Dr. Thomas Tagoe (Co-founder, GH Scientific)

ChairpersonDr. (Mrs.) Mansa Fredua-Agyeman (Lecturer, Department of Pharmaceutics)


Moderator: Dr. (Mrs.) Cindy Kitcher (Lecturer, Department of Pharmacognosy)




Brief background of Resource Persons


Gameli Adzaho is focused on 'shaping Africa and shaping young people'. He curates Global Lab Network, a community of learners, educators, researchers, and innovators interested in applying science and technology for social impact. He is a Steering Committee Member of Africa Open Science & Hardware. Gameli champions STEM education, from the grassroots to international networks and policy circles. For his work, he has received awards and accolades from the British Council, Next Einstein Forum, and the Future Earth Network, among others. He is fascinated by community science as a tool to tackle environmental health challenges. Gameli is active on Twitter via @gamelmag.


Felix Nartey is a Ghanaian social entrepreneur and open advocate who was named the Wikimedian of the Year in August 2017 by Wikipedia Co-founder Jimmy Wales at Wikimania. He is the chapter lead and Co-founder of Creative Commons Ghana and also a co-founder of Open Foundation West Africa.

Nartey joined the Wikimedia movement in 2012. He adds content about his home country, Ghana, and leads several initiatives to promote the importance of editing Wikipedia, including GLAM activities, the Wikipedia Education Program, activities targeted at bridging the gender gap, and the Wikipedia Library.


He was a member of the Advisory Group for the transition of the Creative Commons Global Network Strategy and a member of the Drafting Committee for the Wikimedia Movement Strategy. He was also a member of the core team of the Firefox Africa Group.

Dr. Thomas Amatey Tagoe is a Neuroscientist, Science Communicator and Co-founder of GH Scientific, an organisation focused on building capacity in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) through public engagement and outreach activities. He holds a PhD in Physiology with a current research focus on epilepsy which he carries out as at the University of Ghana. Thomas has multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals and has presented various aspects of his work at Local, National and International conferences. He has also had his work featured on local and international news outlets such as The Daily Graphic, StarrFM, The BBC and CNN. 

Thomas sits on the Africa Regional Committee of the International Brain Research Organisation, helping steer contributions to neuroscience in Africa. He is also the regional secretary of the Ghana Science Association and Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Neuroscience Society. Thomas has a strong passion for collaborations and is responsible for implementing multiple public engagement projects which earned him the British Council Social Impact Award in 2018. He also co-produces The Horizon on StarrFm, a science-based program on morning radio.


Faculty, staff and students are invited to this Seminar.

*Attendance is mandatory for all final year UGSOP students!