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An African Youth Perspective on the Implementation of the PoA for Disaster Risk Reduction in Africa

Globally, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR) provides guidance on how to significantly reduce disaster risk. In Africa, the Programme of Action (PoA) guides different stakeholders in DRR. Both SFDRR and PoA recognize the state as leaders in the implementation, follow up and review of the document. In addition, both documents recognize children and youth as active and strong stakeholders in DRR.

World Wetlands Day 2017

“Happy World Wetlands Day to everyone who works to protect global wetlands” – From Our Founder, Joshua Amponsem. Wetlands are the link between land and water, and are some of the most productive ecosystems in the world. Some common names for different types of wetlands are swamp, marsh and bog. To be called a wetland, …

GAYO Co-Founder Award Eco-Learners

“Yesterday was my birthday (08-08-2016) and I awarded branded storage device and other stationery to participating students during my 3rd  talk on global warming at the Amudurasi community school. During my 2nd talk on global warming, I awarded Solomon Eshun a school bag for being very participative during the talk. His communication and commitment towards …

Ecological Footprint

Have you heard the word before, “Ecological Footprint”? Do you understand it? Do you know your footprint or that of your country or continent? I will like to introduce you to Ecological Footprint: Conceived in 1990 by Mathis Wackernagel and William Rees at the University of British Columbia, the Ecological Footprint launched the broader Footprint …

Recycling In Africa

Globally over 1 million plastic bags are used and disposed every minute but I think the quota of India and Africa of the 1 million trash is much larger than that of America, Europe and Australia – comparing population. In Africa, I will congratulate Rwanda as the only country which has been able to ban …

Farming Palm Weevils as an Alternative Livelihood and Combating Food Insecurity.

Ansah Boatemaa is an environmental activist in Cape Coast, Ghana. She is the Programs Manager for Green Africa Youth Organization in Ghana and a teaching assistant at the University of Cape Coast. She is passionate about food security and climate change. Agricultural waste management and climate smart agriculture – aiming at combating climate change through sustainable agricultural …