Ghana-Canada Research Partnership

The Ghana-Canada Research Partnership (GCRP) was launched at a meeting in Ottawa on October 30, 2017  with eight initial participants. Since then, other colleagues have been recommended and added to the list.


The long-term vision of the GCRP is to improve the health of Ghanaians by strengthening the national health research system. This will be done by:

  • Strengthening the health research capabilities of both Ghanaian and Canadian partners at the individual, institutional and system levels.
  • Increasing the production and use of health knowledge through collaborative research projects.

To achieve these goals, team members will respect and acknowledge the differences in communication norms in both countries, exploring new approaches in communicating that ensure all team members are included in the various team dialogues and receive relevant updates. These innovative approaches to knowledge sharing and collaboration support our long-term vision.


  • Follow the Country Partnerships blog for regular updates
  • Consult a list of members with brief profiles
  • View the 2019 Work Plan
  •  Browse the research Harmonization Database including:
    • Profiles of currently active research projects (usually funded by Canadian agencies), with the contact information of investigators
    • A summary of Ghana’s health research environment, with links to relevant sites
    • A guide to the process of obtaining research ethics approval

York University serves as the Ghana-Canada “hub” on behalf of the CCGHR, overseen by Beryl Pilkington and Kofi Barimah (representatives on the UAC Working Group on Country Partnerships). To learn more or get involved, please contact our hub manager.


Bernard Boakye-Afram (hub manager):