Hamdiyah Alhassan | Fisheries | Best Researcher Award

Assoc Prof Dr Hamdiyah Alhassan: Fisheries 
Director at University for Development Studies, Ghana

Prof. Hamdiyah Alhassan is an accomplished Associate Professor of Economics at the University for Development Studies in Tamale, Ghana. With a Ph.D. in Development Studies from the University of Ghana, she specializes in energy/resource economics, environmental economics, poverty analysis, agricultural economics, and impact evaluation analysis. As the Director of the Kazuhiko Takeuchi Centre for Sustainability and Resilience, Prof. Alhassan leads in the academic realm, contributing significantly to the fields of environmental and resource economics, economic growth, and climate change adaptation and mitigation. Her extensive research portfolio includes publications on topics such as environmental valuation, pro-environmental behavior, energy economics, solid waste management, and climate change adaptation.

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🎓 Education:

Ph.D. in Development Studies, University of Ghana, 2013-2017. M.Phil. in Economics, University of Ghana, 2008-2010. PG Diploma in Education, University for Development Studies, 2020-2021. B.Sc. in Civil Engineering (First Class Honours), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, 2000-2004

📚 Short Courses:

Impact Evaluation and Matchmaking. Evidence and GapMap. J-PAL’s Conducting Experimental Research. Integrated Pest Management. Computable General Equilibrium Modelling. Open Data Management in Agriculture and Nutrition. Measuring and Alleviating Poverty and Inequality. Evaluation of Public Policies (Policy Impact Analysis)

🤝 Membership of Learned Professional Societies:

African Growth and Development Policy Modelling Consortium (AGRODEP). European Association of Environmental and Resource Economics. African Association of Environmental and Resource Economics. Ghana Association of Agricultural Economics (GAAE). University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG)

👩‍💼 Academic Experience:

Director, Kazuhiko Takeuchi Centre for Sustainability and Resilience, UDS (from September 2021). Associate Professor, School of Applied Economics and Management Sciences, UDS (from 2021). Senior Lecturer, School of Applied Economics and Management Sciences, UDS (2020-2021). Foundation Head of Department, Dept. of Marketing and Corporate Strategic Management, UDS (2021). Head of Department, Agricultural and Resource Economics, UDS (2020-2021). Examination Officer, Agricultural and Resource Economics, UDS (2017-2020). Senior Lecturer, Agricultural and Resource Economics, UDS (2018-2020). Lecturer, Agricultural and Resource Economics, UDS (2011-2018). Tutor (Part-time), University of Ghana, Legon (2011-2012). Tutor (Part-time), Tamale Polytechnic, Tamale (2009-2010)

🎓 Student Research Work Supervision (Postgraduate):
  • Supervised various M.Phil. and M.Ed. students on topics ranging from agricultural economics to climate change and food security.

Prof. Hamdiyah Alhassan is a dedicated academician, researcher, and leader with a passion for sustainable development and environmental economics. Her extensive background in both economics and civil engineering reflects a multidisciplinary approach to addressing complex socio-economic and environmental challenges. As a seasoned educator and administrator, she continues to contribute significantly to the academic and research landscape in Ghana and beyond.


🍇 Research Focus:

Prof. Hamdiyah Alhassan’s research revolves around environmental economics, with a keen interest in sustainable development. She investigates critical issues such as agricultural emissions, energy consumption, and the interplay between economic growth and environmental sustainability. Her work spans diverse topics, including the impact of natural resource extraction on environmental well-being, the nexus between financial development, economic growth, and environmental sustainability in Ghana, and the effects of environmental degradation on agricultural development.

🔍 Prof. Alhassan contributes significantly to understanding the intricate relationships between human activities, economic factors, and environmental health, offering valuable insights for sustainable policy formulation.


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G.S. Champika Perera | Sustainable Fisheries | Excellence in Research

Dr G.S. Champika Perera: Sustainable Fisheries
Scientist at  National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency (NARA), Sri Lanka.

Champika Perera is a seasoned Scientist with 26 years of diverse experience in aqua nutrition, freshwater, brackishwater, and coldwater aquaculture. Holding a Ph.D. from the Asian Institute of Technology, his dissertation focused on developing practical and sustainable feeds for Guppy fry, emphasizing the replacement of fishmeal with insect meal. Champika’s expertise extends to fish feed formulation, freshwater and brackishwater aquaculture activities, induced breeding, water quality management, and farm management, including HRM. His notable publications include research on fishmeal replacement with cricket meals and the impact of egg yolk powder on Guppy growth.

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🎓 Education:
  • Ph.D. in Developing Practical and Sustainable Feeds for Guppy Fry (Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, 2022)
  • M.Sc. in Aquaculture and Aquafic Bioresources Management (University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 2007)
  • B.Sc. in Bio Science (University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2000)
👩‍🔬 Work Experience:

Scientist at NARA, Sri Lanka (Jun 2014 – Present). Aquaculturist at National Aquaculture Development Authority (Nuwaraeliya, Udawalawa, Negombo). Fisheries Inspector (Ministry of Fisheries and Aquafic Resources)

🌍 International Exposure:

Trained in Sustainable Aquaculture and Climate Change in China. Coastal Aquaculture Technology in South Korea. Aquaculture & Reservoir Fisheries Management in Vietnam

Research Focus 🌱🔍

Champika Perera’s research primarily focuses on innovative approaches in aquaculture nutrition, specifically investigating sustainable alternatives to traditional fishmeal. His work explores the impact of replacing fishmeal with house cricket (Acheta domesticus) and field cricket (Gryllus bimaculatus) meals on the growth, pigmentation, and breeding performance of Guppy (Poecilia reticulata). Additionally, he delves into the effects of varying inclusion levels of egg yolk powder on Guppy, assessing growth, stress tolerance, and pigmentation. Through these studies, Champika aims to contribute to environmentally friendly and economically viable practices in aquaculture. 🐟🌱🔬


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Anita Bhatnagar | Sustainable Fisheries

Prof Anita Bhatnagar: Leading Researcher in Sustainable Fisheries
Professor at  Department of Zoology, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, India 136119, India

🎓 Dr. Anita Bhatnagar is a seasoned Professor with 30 years of experience in the fields of Fish, Fisheries, and Aquaculture, specializing in Water Quality. She holds an M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in Zoology from Bhopal University. Her Ph.D. thesis focused on the biology of polluted waters, particularly zooplankton and fishes. 🌐

🐟 Dr. Bhatnagar has an extensive research portfolio, with 160 publications, including 118 research papers in international journals, 20 conference proceedings, and 11 book chapters. She has authored one book and edited a seminar proceedings publication. Her research has earned her an impressive impact factor of 11.88 and 2837 citations on Google Scholar. 🏅

Professional Profiles: 🌱
Education: 👩‍🔬
  • M.Sc. in Zoology, Bhopal University
  • Ph.D. in Zoology, Bhopal University (Thesis: ‘Biology of polluted waters with zooplankton and fishes’)
📊 Citation Metrics:
  • Citations: 2837
  • h-index: 25
  • i-10 index: 51
🏆 Awards and Recognitions:
  • 🌐 ISCA National Young Scientist Award (Indian Science Congress Association, India)
  • 🧪 M.P. Young Scientist Award (M.P. Council of Science and Technology, Bhopal)
  • 🎓 Prof. Narayan Singh Award (Jiwaji University, Gwalior)
  • 🏅 Appreciation Award during 30th All India Congress of Zoology and National Seminar on ‘Advances in Zoology for Sustainable Development’
Research Focus: 🎓

👩‍🔬 Dr. Anita Bhatnagar’s research spans diverse realms, with a primary focus on sustainable aquaculture and environmental conservation. 🐟 Her work delves into the intricate balance of aquatic ecosystems, exploring areas such as probiotics, water quality assessment, and epidermal mucus analysis in fish. 🌿 Notably, her studies on the synergic effects of natural elements like Holy Basil and Ocimum sanctum showcase a commitment to holistic approaches for growth and immunity in aquatic life. 🏞️ Through numerous publications, she contributes significantly to the understanding of aquatic biology, emphasizing the need for environmentally conscious practices in aquaculture.

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