Prof. Yaa Ntiamoa-Baidu is a climate change,biodiversity & ecosystems services and environmental specialist, who has received a number of meritorious awards in recognition of her contribution to wildlife research and training in Africa. She holds a PhD in Zoology from Edinburgh University, a BSc degree from the University of Ghana, Legon & was appointed Full Professor of Zoology at the University of Ghana in 2003.
She has served in various leadership roles, including as Director of WWF International Africa and Madagascar Programme and as Executive Director of the Ghana Wildlife Society, a conservation NGO she established in 1992. Prof. Ntiamoa-Baidu was Dean of the School of Graduate Studies and the Founding Pro-Vice Chancellor (Acting) of the Office of Research, Innovation and Development [ORID], both at the University of Ghana. She is currently a member of the University Council and Founder & Chair of the Centre for African Wetlands, University of Ghana,Legon.
Prof. Ntiamoa-Baidu is also Chair of the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA)-Ghana and a Fellow of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences.
In pursuit of the goals of the “Building Capacity to meet the Climate Change Challenge (B4C-Ghana)” Project, Professor Ntiamoa-Baidu championed and facilitated the establishment of the Centre for Climate Change and Sustainability Studies (C3SS).
As an academic, she combines senior level university administrative experience with teaching, extension service and research.