Ghanaian Scientist Contributes to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report
By Ben Arthur
IPCC is a United Nations organization known for assessing the science behind climate change and its related disciplines. This body is known to be the authority on subjects relating to climate change science and assists negotiations of parties within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
Over the decades, Ghana has been known to produce the finest scientists who have contributed substantially to national and international institutions. Dr Nana Ama Browne Klutse is one such scientist. Dr Klutse is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Physics of the University of Ghana and is one of the lead authors who contributed significantly to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Assessment Report 6 (AR6). Dr Klutse is one of the few young African climate scientists among the 200 lead authors selected worldwide to assess the Physical Science Basis. She led the Africa section on the chapter ATLAS and other chapters relevant to Africa.
Dr Klutse holds a PhD in Climatology from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Her research is centred on climate modelling and impacts. She is an AIMS-Canada Researcher in Climate Change Science with AIMS Rwanda/Ghana embarking on a project focused on understanding the climate dynamics of Africa, climate observations and projections for climate services. She has also worked as a Senior Research Scientist at the Ghana Space Science and Technology Institute of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission from 2016 to 2018. Dr Klutse has supervised Masters and PhD level research in Ghana and abroad as well. She also serves as an external examiner for universities in Ghana.
Due to her selfless nature, she also dedicates her life to community service and acts as a mentor to young adults who want to pursue careers in academia. As a female and a lecturer as well, she mostly encourages and motivates young ladies in Ghana to unleash their potential in the STEM disciplines and to pursue careers in these fields.
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