Dr. Nana Ama Browne Klutse, a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Physics of the University of Ghana is one of the lead authors who contributed significantly to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Assessment Report 6 (AR6).
IPCC is the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change. It is the reference and authority on matters relating to climate change science and guides negotiations of parties within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
Dr. Klutse is one of the few young African climate scientists among the 200 lead authors selected worldwide to assess the Physical Science Basis. She contributed substantially to the report by leading the Africa section on the chapter ATLAS and other chapters relevant for Africa. Again, as the only African on the Task Group Data (TG-Data) team, her contributions were significant to the success of the group.
Dr. Klutse holds a PhD in Climatology from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Her research focuses on climate modelling, climate impact assessments on society (health, energy, and gender).
The courses she teaches include General Physics, Cloud Physics, Atmospheric Physics, Climate dynamics of Africa, Regional Climate modelling. She supervises students’ research in Ghana and abroad at Masters and PhD levels. She also serves as an external examiner for universities in Ghana.
A Climate Science Fellow at African Institute for Mathematical Sciences Ghana (AIMS), Dr. Klutse in the past managed the Remote Sensing and Climate Centre. She also worked as a Senior Research Scientist at the Ghana Space Science and Technology Institute of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission from 2016 to 2018.
Dr Klutse also dedicates her life to community services, mentors young men and women for educational pursuits, self-confidence and self-motivation.
She also actively encourages girls in Ghana to consider science careers and supports improvements in science education in the country
Another impactful thing she does is to spend time with children with learning disabilities and that led to her co-founding an NGO which aims at supporting children with learning disabilities.
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