Proceedings of the 2nd Conference of the Society of Catholic Social Scientists, Ghana Chapter (SCSS-GC)
By: Amevi Acakpovi
About the Book
This book provides a summary of the papers presented during the 2nd conference of the Society of Catholic Social Scientists, Ghana Chapter (SCSS-GC) on the theme technology and rural development (TRD), that was held at the SMA regional house (Oshuiman), Accra, Ghana on 28th and 29th of September, 2018.
A total of seven papers were presented together with keynote address after going through a blind review process with highly skilled professors in the designated areas. Dr. Sabina A. Mensah presented on issues of gender consideration in energy efficiency that were proved to significantly influence economic growth. Some investments were recommended to non-conventional energy services used by majority of rural women. Rev. Dr. Eric O. Wiafe stressed on the importance of technology to rural development and, more importantly, pointed out the role that the church can play in fostering the use of technology for rapid transformation. Dr. Louis D. Atsiatorme proposed the use of African philosophical thoughts in sustainable environmental education in Ghana and posited that sustainable environmental education should be based on African philosophical thought. Mr. Fabrice Fifonsi analysed the role of parliamentarians and local government in the rural development with the utilisation of technology in a systemic approach considering their representative mandate, coupled with their legislative and oversight functions. Rev. Dr. John K. Louis developed a Christian theological work on how to mitigate environmental degradation. His work takes source from the Laudato si of Pope Francis who rightly states that the Eucharist is a source of light and motivation for our concerns for the environment, directing us to be stewards of all creation. Finally, Prof. Amevi Acakpovi et al. presented two papers dealing respectively with energy conservation and efficiency and the adoption of electronic government in tertiary educations.
About the Author
About the Society of Catholic Social Scientists, Ghana Chapter (SCSS-GC)
The Society of Catholic Social Scientists, Ghana Chapter (SCSS-GC) is drawn from a broad group of Catholic scholars, researchers, writers and students who bring rigorous credible scholarship to developmental, socio-political and economic questions in the light of the Catholic Social Teaching and Natural Law.