Strengthening Genetics Within the West African Subregion.

A community of geneticists across West Africa working to improve health through research on humans, mammals, bacterial, archaea, plants, fungi, insects and marine organisms to expand our understanding of the fundamentals of life. The purpose of the society is to be the leading platform for genetic research, education, and collaboration in West Africa, driving scientific discoveries, translating findings into practical applications, and promoting sustainable development in the region.

Our Mission and Values

Community Development

A community to share discoveries in genetics and to effectively communicate it to the public and governmental agencies

Research Support and Collaborations

Sharing funding opportunities, materials and development of collaborations among geneticists across West Africa.

Training and Workshops

Organize seminars, workshops and conferences to train and develop the next generation of geneticists within the ECOWAS subregion.

Join us.

Membership gives you the opportunity to engage with fellow geneticists across the African Continent. Interested? Contact the Chair at

Contact Us

Genetics Society of West Africa
Dzodze-Penyi Road, PEN-ANY-266
Penyi, Ghana
Phone: +233554489176

Partners and National Societies