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Biography

Mr Kenneth Donkor

Assistant Research Fellow

  • Auto/Biography

Mr. Kenneth Donkor has an academic background in Industrial Art (Ceramics). Over the years, he has undertaken a number of research works, training programmes, and technology development and transfer programmes in the area of Appropriate Technologies for small and medium scale enterprises and rural communities. Several years of working in Technology Consultancy Centre has equipped Mr. Donkor in proposal writing. He has attended many workshops both local and international.

 

  • Publication
  1. Donkor, K., & Howard, E. (2014). Design and Production of Commemorative Ceramic Mural for Can 2008: Ghana the Host Country. International Journal of Innovative Research and Development, 3(11). Retrieved from http://www.ijird.com/index.php/ijird/article/view/54339

 

  1. BRINGING THE INSIDE OUT: METHODS AND RESULTS FROM CCB TRAINING IN NEW-LONGORO COMMUNITY, GHANA. Retrieved from https://www.researchgate.net/publication/303876724_BRINGING_THE_INSIDE_OUT_METHODS_AND_RESULTS_FROM_CCB_TRAINING_IN_NEW-LONGORO_COMMUNITY_GHANA

 

 

  1. KNOWLEDGE SHARING WORKSHOP ON Design, Innovation & Technology driven Maker-culture for Hands-on Learning & Making at KNUST. Retrieved  from https://www.researchgate.net/publication/316995037_KNOWLEDGE_SHARING_WORKSHOP_ON_Design_Innovation_Technology_driven_Maker-culture_for_Hands-on_Learning_Making_at_KNUST

 

  1. Creative Capacity Building for Commercialization (CCB4C) Training Workshop for Artisans at Suame Magazine, ITTU. Retrieve from

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/318534366_Creative_Capacity_Building_for_Commercialization_CCB4C_Training_Workshop_for_Artisans_at_Suame_Magazine_ITTU

 

  • Qualification

2011   Master of Fine Art in (Ceramics) Industrial Art, KNUST

 

2005   Computer Hardware and Networking, CMC Limited, New Delhi, India

 

2001   Bachelor of Art in (Ceramics), KNUST

    

  • Institutions of Study

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science of Technology

 

CMC Limited, New Delhi, India

 

 

 

  • Areas of Specialism

Industrial ceramics and community training

  • Research Interests

Development of water filter candles

Design, development and testing of cook stoves and kilns

Development of crucibles

Production of refractory and insulating bricks for furnaces and kilns

Development of flat and curved facing tile machine

Technology management and commercialisation

 

  • Employment Records

2013-Date          Assistant Research Fellow, Technology Consultancy Centre, KNUST

2008                   Principal Research Assistant, Technology Consultancy Centre,       KNUST

2002                    Senior Research Assistant, Technology Consultancy Centre,        KNUST   

2001                    Research Assistant, Technology Consultancy Centre, KNUST

 

  • Professional/Teaching Experience

 

  1. Service lecturer in Wheels and Forming techniques (practical) at the Ceramics section (Industrial Art Department)

 

  1. Organizer/Facilitator, Creative Capacity Building for Commercialization (CCB4C) Program for Artisans, Farmers, Agriculture extension officers and Agro-dealers in the Asante Akyim Central Municipal Assembly, October 23 to 27, 2017

 

  1. Team member, Testing and Evaluation of Cookstoves on the Ghanaian Market to aid in the Standardization of Cookstove under the UNDP Project, November 2016

 

  1. Organizer/Facilitator, Creative Capacity Building (CCB) Program for Rural Community Members in New Longoro (Brong Ahafo) under the IDIN Program, April 25 to 29, 2016

 

  1. Organizer/Facilitator, Creative Capacity Building (CCB) Program for Foundry Workers in Suame Magazine in the Kumasi Municipal Assembly (Client: Foundry Workers Association December 2 to 9, 2015

 

  1. Organizer/Facilitator, Practical Impact Alliance (PIA) Co-Design Summit at KNUST under the IDIN Program, September 27 to October 5, 2015

 

  1. Organizer/Facilitator, Creative Capacity Building (CCB) Program for Welders and Fabricators in the Asante Akyim Central Municipal Assembly (Client: Rural Enterprises Program) June 22 to 26, 2015

 

  1. Facilitator, International Development Summer Institute (IDSI) programme for students from University of Pennsylvania and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, June 6, 2012

 

  1. Facilitator, International Development Summer Institute (IDSI) programme for students from University of Pennsylvania and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, June 7, 2011
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  • Research Projects

International Development and Innovation Network Project

National Center for Culture Project