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ActionAid Ghana Champions Climate Resilience Among Youth


On Friday, February 16, 2024, the Centre for Climate Change and Gender Studies (CCCCGS, UENR) with support from ActionAid Ghana held the first-ever quiz competition on climate change and related disciplines to empower and educate the younger generation on climate change and related climate issues at the University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR), Sunyani Campus.

The maiden quiz competition for senior high and basic schools saw the participation of students from Sunyani Senior High School, SDA Senior High School, St. Mary's Junior High School, and Meredane Primary and JHS School in the Bono Region.

Sunyani Senior High School and St. Mary's Junior High School emerged as winners for the senior high and junior high school categories, respectively. The competition seeks to build the capacity of the younger generation to support the recovery from, or mitigate vulnerability to, climate-related shocks such as floods and droughts in their schools and communities. 

Prof. Berchie Asiedu, Dean of the School of Natural Resources and former Head of the Centre for Climate and Gender Studies (3CGS), and Ing. Dr. (Mrs.) Mary Antwi, current Head of 3CGS, underscored the need to encourage and groom students to be climate and gender-conscious at all times.

The activity aligns with ActionAid Ghana's Strategic Priority One, which spells out a green economy and resilient livelihoods. This SP 1 in the new Country Strategy Paper VII (CSP VII) focuses on promoting agroecology and food sovereignty, as well as promoting climate justice that addresses loss and damage.

ActionAid Ghana has, over the years, educated and empowered young people in agricultural resilience by forming climate clubs in basic and senior high schools to create a just, feminist, and resilient Ghana, offering equitable opportunities for all citizens