WACCI Director Appointed as Academic Board Member of the Planet Earth Institute

Professor Eric Yirenkyi Danquah, Director of the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI), University of Ghana, has been appointed as an Academic Board member of the Planet Earth Institute (PEI). The appointment to this Board was signed by Sir Christopher Edwards, Chair of the Planet Earth Institution Academic Board and Trustee of PEI.


PEI is a charity and Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) committed to accelerating science, technology and innovation in Africa. It convenes a diverse range of international experts from business, academia, policy and civil society to identify and explore the most pressing challenges facing the continent.


Focused on five key areas of agribusiness, water and sanitation, public health, energy and blue-sky science, PEI achieves its mission through its prestigious events series, the PEI Partners Forum, and with their newly launched online platform, the PEI exChange.

The PEI Academic Board includes a range of active academics, experts in the key areas listed above and higher education professionals. The Board also provides strategic advice to PEI’s senior management and the charity’s Board of Trustees.


Members of the Academic Board hence act as advocates and ambassadors in promoting PEI’s mission and vision, helping ensure the charity maintains standards of academic excellence across all their activities.