As published on Ghana Decides
Akyaa is a Ghanaian-American environmental technologist and blogger who works to create solutions for environmental challenges in Ghana, West Africa. As Innovations Manager for Jekora Ventures Ltd, a premier waste management company in Accra, Ghana, she is responsible for their Solid Waste Source Segregation Program, creating systems for clients to participate in solid waste separation using recycling and other waste-to-resource technologies. She also oversees the manufacture of compost products for Ghanaian farmers and landscapers. As founder of The Green Ghanaian Initiative, an educational social enterprise, she leads a team hosting an online Environmental Resource Center. There she also blogs on sanitation and green politics. The GGI seeks to research, discuss and share information generating environmental consciousness, especially among the youth. The GGI strives to be the digital hub of environmental information in Ghana. Akyaa is also the co-founder of EcoPlanners Ghana which provides environmentally friendly products and services to help organizations reduce their environmental footprint. Akyaa is passionate about environmental sustainability, recycling, systems innovation and young Africans.