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  • Vice President, His Excellency Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and Vice-Chancellor Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo unveiling the 50th Anniversary cloth
  • Vice President, His Excellency Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia
  • Group photograph of officials after the event

Dr. Grace Bediako received a Post Graduate Diploma in Population Studies from the Regional Institute for Population Studies in 1979.

Education: PhD in Demography, MA in Demography, PGDip in Survey Sampling, PGDip in Population Studies, BA in Economics and Statistics

Career Profile: She has over a period of four decades, served in various capacities in international and national capacities. She was chief of the Demographic Statistics section at the United Nations, a Government Statistician of Ghana from 2004 to 2012, an acting Director-General of the National Development Planning Commission, and Advisor at the Ministry of Planning. She has provided technical support to various countries and has contributed to various Africa-wide statistical capacity development initiatives including, the Africa Symposium for Statistical Development (ASSD) and the Africa Programme for Accelerated Improvement in Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (APAI-CRVS). She has also served on various boards and committees, national and international, including chairing the governing boards of the Ghana Statistical Service Board and the UNESCO Institute of Statistics (UIS). In 2008 she received the President’s award of the Order of the Volta for Public Service.

Memorable Moments at RIPS: “Having laboured round the clock, all year, the field work after the final exams crowned the very packed, most fruitful diploma year, making it seem like a hard-earned vacation time”.