The Green Ghanaian Initiative (GGI) Eco Clubs Tour Team was in Tarkwa over the weekend. The team met with students of the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT).
Tarkwa is located in the Tarkwa–Nsuaem Municipality of the Western region. The town is noted for its exploits in the mining of Gold; in Enoch’s [a participant] words, “Don’t be surprised to know there is a galamsey pit beneath the ground you are walking on”.
Last Saturday [November 12, 2016], the Green Ghanaian Initiative (GGI) EcoTour Train made its stop in Kumasi. The five-hour event was hosted at the beautiful business hub – HapaSpace in Adum [Kumasi].
Hapaspace Building – Adum, Kumasi
Discussions at Kumasi were around Climate change in Ghana and digital tools the participants could use to contribute to the call for concern for the planet.
The event began with the screening of the newly released documentary, “Beyond the flood” by Leonardo Decaprio. In this documentary Actor Leonardo DiCaprio meets with scientists, activists and world leaders to discuss the dangers of climate change and possible solutions.
This ushered in our conversations on climate change, how it affects us locally and what we can do as students and future professionals in achieving a green environment.
Green Ghanaian Initiative (GGI) in collaboration with the GhanaThink Foundation, Ghana Youth Environmental Movement (GYEM) and Technology Without Borders (TeoG), with funding from The Canadian Embassy, hosted its second (2nd) Eco Club Tour on the Nyankpala Campus of the University for Development Studies (UDS) on Saturday 29th October 2016.
Why the tour?
Environmental issues are a major challenge in Ghana and Green Ghanaian Initiative believes technology can make a huge difference.
Green Ghanaian Initiative affirms that the more information people had, the more people would demand better conditions for Ghana’s environment.
Akyaa Nkrumah – Green Ghanaian Initiative team lead
Sparking green conversations across the country
The National Eco Clubs Tour being championed by the Green Ghanaian Initiative commenced on Saturday, 22nd October 2016.
The tour is aimed at providing the youth with tools to become change makers, including the use of social media: establishing personal and professional blogs, Twitter, Facebook page, etc., development of info-graphics for easy information sharing and advocacy.
The target audience is tertiary students, lecturers, and professionals.
Welcome to Wa
The team was hosted by the Environmental Resource Students Association (ERSA) at the Main Auditorium of the Wa campus of the University for Development Studies (UDS).