Kyerewaa Akuamoah Boateng works with research Scientists at the West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens, University of Ghana as the Community and Public Engagement Manager. She spearheads and leads several initiatives that seek to bring science closer to the public. She is passionate about Science appreciation among girls, global health issues, particularly in infectious diseases and culturally appropriate communication in low-income settings.
Falling Walls Engage Project
Docu-Drama for the Hearing Impaired
This project uses docu-drama as part of a science communication toolkit to engage deaf students, their families and communities in Ghana. The creation of this culturally relevant film has involved a team of genetics researchers, deaf actors, actors who can hear, public engagement and production experts.
This project so far has allowed to open a space for community engagement around the genetics of hearing impairment, aiming at encouraging more research in that area. This toolkit is the first of its kind in Ghana and has been translated into five local languages.