2011 Report

A DRAFT SUMMARY REPORT OF ACTIVITIES FOR 2011

The year 2011 has witnessed a great revival in YVE Ghana on the national and International scene.

 

Now YVE Ghana is being envisioned as the leading force in rallying the youth in Ghana for environment, climate change and sustainable development. YVE Ghana is now a member of the national civil society organisations on climate change and well respected among the NGOs in Ghana.

 

List of Activities the year 2011

 

1. Begining from the General Assembly where a set of executives were elected to steer its affairs supervised by a Formidable Board of directors with the relevant experience and expertise to ensure the growth of YVE Ghana

 

2. YVE Ghana organised the First National Youth Forum on Climate Change with 42 NGOs coming together on the 5th of April to be trained on Climate change advocacy and Policy Issues. The workshop also witnessed the presence of the eminent people including facilitators such as Mr. Kuuzegh of the Ministry of Environment, Nana Darko of Climate Action network, Sena Alouka of JVE international and Mr. Samuel Dotse of the HATOF Foundation and coountry rep of GEF network among others.

http://www.ghananewsagency.org/details/Science/MEST-outlines-National-Climate-Change-Policy-Framework/?ci=8&ai=32003

the workshop has culminated in the establishment of the Ghana Youth Environmental Movementwww.gyem.blog.com, GYEM is being steered by a committee with Gideon Commey as chairman who is drafting its programs and concepts to be launched in 2012.

3. A youth camp on climate change was also held in Kumasi on the 4th – 6th of November 2011 where our guest speaker was Professor Greg Fonsah from the University of Georgia.

http://vibeghana.com/2011/11/30/us-professor-provides-training-for-youth-in-agriculture/

http://www.ghananewsagency.org/details/Science/US-professor-provides-training-for-youth-in-agriculture/?ci=8&ai=36305

4. A workshop in Sunyani on climate change by our Sunyani coordinator, Samuel Akurugu of Action for Greenlife

http://www.ghanamma.com/news/2011/06/21/ngo-educates-sunyani-polytechnic-students-on-climate-change/

5. Tree planting in Salvation Army Cluster of schools in Laterbiokorshie in celebration of the world environmental day.

http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/artikel.php?ID=210501

Also appeared on Ghana districts website: http://www.ghanadistricts.com/news/?read=41302

6. A Solar Water Disinfection (SODIS) workshop at Likpe Bakua in the volta region

http://www.ghanabusinessnews.com/2011/11/28/solar-water-disinfection-training-for-likpe-bakua-residents/

http://www.solarpowerfollower.com/solar-news/solar-water-disinfection-training-for-likpe/

7. Schools environmental education programs and establishment of clubs in 4 schools in Accra, Kumasi

8. Improved staffing and administration – office in Dansoman Market, with internet and computers.

9. Establishment of YVE Ghana new website - www.yveghana.blog.com

10. Tree planting Exercise around Lake Bosomtwe – in Kumasi with members of the Institute of Tropical Agriculture led by Richard Antwi - http://iamaghanaian.com/index.php?do=/news/atwima-kwanwoma-kita-students-plant-trees-to-protect-lake-bosomtwe/

11. Increase in membership and local branches across the country

Currently we have established branches with elected executives in

a. Kumasi Institute of Tropical Agriculture (KITA) – President – Deborah Asare with her able elected Executives

b. Sunyani Polytechnic – Samuel Akurugu – Action for Greenlife

c. Greater Accra – From the National office – Lovans

Other branches that is coming up strongly with focal points working to set up an executive Board

a. Catholic Institute of Business and Technology – Accra near workers College – led by Sandra

b. Ahafo Youth  network – led by Emmanuel Sarfo – who is a strong visionary – Brong Ahafo region

c. KNUST – Kumasi Ashanti Region

d. Kwadaso Agric College – Ashanti Region

e. Likpe Bakua – Community group

f. Legon being organised by

12 The Arrival of MAPI – a specialist volunteer Matthias Apedo to work with The Staff of YVE Ghana.

13. Participation and representation in various National workshops and Forums

List of National Workshops include

1. Clean Development Mechanism capacity building workshop at GIMPA

2. ITU symposium on ICT and Climate Change – La Palm Royal Beach resort (International Telecommunication Union)

3. National Forum on Biodiversity – world biodiversity day.

4. National Civil Society Forum on Climate Change led by Friends of the Earth

5. National CSO Forum on Preparation for COP 17 Durban

6. National Science Forum on Environment and Technology

7. Workshop on Climate Change Adaptation with Africa Adapt

http://ghana.gov.gh/index.php/news/general-news/8762-scientist-ask-farmers-to-adapt-water-catchment-systems-

INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOPS

1. United Nations DPI Conference in Bonn, Germany, where YVE Ghana participated and contributed effectively in the African Position Paper on Climate change to Durban

2. World Peace Festival in Germany

3. Ecovillage Conference in Egypt – www.gen-africa.org

4. Ecovillage Training Program in Senegal – Llord Titus

5. JVE International Workshop in Bagbe – Lauching of TSYEMA program – Towards a stronger Youth Environmental Movement in Ghana

6. JVE international SBC (cultural Biodiversity Week Celebration)

Local and International Partners -

Abibiman foundation

AYICC Ghana

Friends of The Earth

MEST- Ministry of Environment Science and Technology

Action Aid Ghana

Christian Aid Ghana

Kumasi Institute of Tropical Agriculture

EPA

Happy FM

Trees for the Future

and a number of other Civil Society organisations in Ghana

We thank you all for your support and encouragement in making YVE Ghana have a great impact in Ghana within the 8 months period June -December 2011.

We require more support and cooperation from members in improving activities and getting involved in our programs.

In 2012, we look forward to a fruitful and more active programs and activities and hope that all members and associates will work hand-in- hand with the National Executive in making our YVE Ghana a great institution in Ghana.