Young researcher honoured with Green Talents Award
Dr Amos Darko, a PhD graduate and currently a Research Assistant Professor of PolyU’s Department of Building and Real Estate, was honoured with a Green Talents Award in the Green Talents Competition 2020 organised by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Over 580 talents from 87 countries across the globe took part in the competition.
The award, granted to young researchers with outstanding contribution in making the world more sustainable, recognises Dr Darko's accomplishments in adopting and promoting green building technologies in developing countries.
Dr Darko successfully mapped out a novel “Implementation Strategy” in his PhD research. In Ghana, a developing country and Dr Darko's home country, green building technologies adoption is often hindered by high costs and lack of government incentives. Dr Darko's study investigated the issues and adopted strategies from developed countries, while recognising the challenges of the Ghanaian context.
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