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|Ghanaian Youth & Global Audience||Webcast||Oct, 3rd||5pm-6:30pm GMT||Pending||Yes||Doreen Appiah-Num|
Youth Take Lead Project
With only ten years remaining to achieve agenda 2030, there is emphasis on the need to engage young people in all activities that are critical to making the SDGs a reality. Climate action is a catalyst to achieving all the other SDGs. Young people form the greater part of the population and their energies and ideas are ideal to influencing change.
In February 2020, 22 youth-led organized were conveyed by the Youth Empowerment Synergy Ghana at the SDG Youth Academy where the idea to undertake such project was born. With Ghana’s youthful population, increasing awareness about climate action and recruiting more advocates is a big step towards reaching the masses and taking action against climate change.
Climate Change (SDG 13)
Climate Change is the defining issue of our time. From shifting weather patterns that threaten food production, to rising sea levels that increase the risk of catastrophic flooding, the impacts of climate change are global in scope and unprecedented in scale. Without drastic action today, adapting to these impacts in the future will be more difficult and costly.
Greenhouse gases occur naturally and are essential to the survival of humans and millions of other living things, by keeping some of the sun’s warmth from reflecting back into space and making Earth livable. But after more than a century and a half of industrialization, deforestation, and large-scale agriculture, quantities of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have risen to record levels not seen in three million years. As populations, economies and standards of living grow, so does the cumulative level of greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions.
Rayyan Zahid is a systems thinker and a researcher in software language design at a startup in San Francisco. In light of the recent global risks, he is currently writing a book on the future of humanity. He is a member of Future Team Pakistan, a life-long global citizen of AIESEC and Volunteer at the Santa Fe Institute.
Rayyan Zahid was personally trained by former US Vice President Al Gore and The Climate Reality Project at the Global Training 2020 to serve as a volunteer Climate Reality Leader. The training was focused on providing a select group of trainees with a deep understanding of the science of climate change, the impacts of the climate crisis, and the solutions to the crisis. The training also builds skills in public speaking, communication strategies, community outreach, and organizing.
He is one of over 20,000 trained Climate Reality Leaders from over 150 countries. The Climate Reality Leadership Corps has been extraordinarily successful at reaching people in their communities and informing them about the climate crisis and the solutions – local, national, and global – that we can all start supporting now.
Mr. Ekissi Victor Seyram Thematic Advisor, Waste Management and Business Solutions GSI - Assistant Production Manager at Mckingtorch Africa Topic : Plastic Waste Pollution
Mr. Daniel Kwame Debrah Forestry Research Institute of Ghana - Thematic advisor on forestry and biodiversity at GSI. Topic :Agrobiodiversity on Agricultural land in Changing Climate”
Mr. Otuo Akyampong Boakye Founder and President, Eco Warriors Movement Topic: Involving Rural Farmers in Climate Smart Agric; Challenges and Solutions
Doreen Appiah-Num is the Partnership and Fundraising Coordinator for School Farms, the flagship project of Reach Out to Future Leaders Movement(ROFLM) Ghana, where they create sustainable farms in community senior high schools in Ghana to get the youth interested in agriculture and also provide a space for experiential learning while serving nutritious meals to these students.
Partner Organization Details
Reach Out to Future Leaders Movement (ROFLM)
ROFLM is a youth-led organization that provides a platform for young people to be educated forlocal development activities. ROFLM adopts a community-based grassroots approach to partneryoung people as change agents in their respective communities. Our primary focus is Youth in
Civic Engagement, Youth in Community Development and Leadership Development. ROFLM-GHANA operates a curriculum based on the three themes: Educate, Empower and Engage. Weprovide Education on critical-thinking, skills acquisition in basic technological tools forcommunication. We Empower them by creating citizenship awareness that puts them up aschange agents to deal with their own local community challenges. We Engage them by providingthem with the necessary tool kits and concepts to enable them commit the education and empowerment for action. Our vision is to see a more proactive and vibrant youth that seeks to focus their strength as critical thinkers and problem solvers to create an effective, operative andindependent community that meets its own needs.