GAFICS organised its first Public lecture on 30th January 2002. The lecture was delivered by Lt. General (Rtd) E. A. Erskine on the Topic “ UN Conflict Management in Africa- ECOWAS sub regional perspectives. Professor A. B Akosa, then Director General, Ghana Health Service, delivered the second lecture on “Managing your Health in Retirement” in 2003.

Following these initial public lectures GAFICS has been organising monthly internal lectures delivered by its own members or invited outsiders depending on the topic.

GAFICS is re-launching the annual public lectures starting this year 2019. For this new series a selected member of the Association or an accomplished Ghanaian in a chosen field would be invited to deliver the lecture each year.

GAFICS is committed to sharing its technical knowledge and expertise with various Government entities and other institutions and would welcome any collaborative ventures.

To better position GAFICS to contribute to the social and economic development of the nation, members have been grouped into six clusters by discipline as follows: Economy/Trade/Investment;Health/Population/Nutrition/Social Development; Education; Peace and Governance; Infrastructure/ Environment; and Food and Agriculture.  The clusters provide a forum for focused analysis and deliberation on topical issues by experts in the respective fields. The clusters will make recommendations and propose measures and strategies to boost policymaking and implementation.


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