Prof Faith Osier
The Nyansapo “wisdom knot”
Symbol of wisdom, ingenuity, intelligence and patience.
An especially revered symbol of the Akan (Ghana), this symbol conveys the idea that “a wise person has the capacity to choose the best means to attain a goal. Being wise implies broad knowledge, learning and experience, and the ability to apply such faculties to practical ends.”
Willis, “The Adinkra Dictionary
The beauty of one symbol to capture what the SMART Partnership is about led us to the Nyansapo.
The project was one part quest to storify the quest to find a malaria vaccine. There were dedicated teams, patients getting tested and a whole lot of travelling.
Read more about it in the blog post Weuh!