Dr. Daniel AshieKotey
(Senior Research Scientist)
Dr. Daniel Ashie Kotey is the Acting Director of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) – Plant Genetic Resources Research Institute (PGRRI) at Bunso. He holds a Ph.D Entomology degree from the University of Fort Hare, South Africa. He was employed as a Research Scientist at the CSIR-PGRRI in December 2007. Dr. Kotey also worked as a teaching assistant at the University of Cape Coast and a part-time lecturer at the University of Fort Hare, South Africa. He acted as the Deputy Director of the CSIR-PGRRI from September 2019 to July 2021.
During his tenure as Deputy Director, Dr. Kotey successfully coordinated the external review of the institutional and technical capacity, adequacy of facilities and operational procedures of the CSIR-PGRRI to meet the challenges of long-term conservation and use of its key crop collections. He also led a team to develop a quality management system (QMS) for the Ghana genebank. The research interests of Dr. Kotey include the integrated management of insect pests of various crops and the biosafety of genetically modified crops. Dr. Kotey has participated in the implementation of several local and international donor funded projects either as a principal or a co-investigator.
He is a member of the Ghana Science Association, the Entomological Society of Southern Africa and the CSIR Director’s Management Committee. He is also a member of a number of National Committees including the National Codex Committee and the National Variety Release and Registration Committee.