The 22nd Session of the Conference of Parties of the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (COP 22) ended in Marrakech, Morocco in November last year 2016.
The session had an African Action Summit of African Heads States on Climate Change, where a declaration was issued to boost the climate change resilience drive in Africa.
It also made way for the issuance of a proclamation to signal a shift towards a new era of implementation and action on climate and sustainable development.
Since the conference ended and as global leaders prepare to gather again in Bonn, Germany for 2017 COP23, the activities of African climate changers have been of high interest to the climate change industry players.
It is in this regard that Kenneth Nana Amoateng and his Abibiman Foundation has been at the fore front of working towards achieving the Climate Change agenda.
Mr. Kenneth Amoateng exhibited his scientic innovation, during last year’s Marrackech conference with his specially designed Clean Cookstove to deal with smokes emerging from village and rural kitchens across Ghana and some other African countries.
Abibiman Foundation, is a member of the Ghana Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (GHACCO) and has piloted this cookstove initiative over the past few years.
Also, Abibiman Foundation last year 2016 participated in the 2nd ordinary general meeting of the Ghana Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (GHACCO) as member of the Alliance.
The 2nd ordinary general meeting was held to brief members of the achievements and on-going activities of the alliance and to discuss new developments for effective promotion of clean cookstoves in Ghana towards the achievement of the sustainable energy for all agenda.
The workshop saw the participation of about 50 members including the presence of Arjit Basut and Kwesi Sarpong of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves who also briefed the members on the programs that the Global Alliance is implementing in Ghana and West Africa which includes the Awareness Creation Campaign and lessons learnt.
Executives from the Regional Steering Committees from the Ashanti (Mr. Michael of Man and Man Enterprise)and Greater Accra regions were also present and shared their activities for the year, challenges and experiences and plans for the rest of the year.
The meeting provided opportunities for members to be updated on on-going activities including the evidence based advocacy voices for Change project of SNV, the awareness creation campaign, elections of regional executives and the clean cooking festival of the Ghana Education Service aimed at educating youth on the clean cooking.