• Cordie Aziz

High school climate change competition winners visit the University of Ghana

On May 13-16 2018, the winners of the Climate Change Adaptation Through Youth Innovation (CATYI) competition paid a visit to the Institute for Environment and Sanitation Studies (IESS) of the University of Ghana. The visit formed part of the award for the CATYI competition held among selected Senior High Schools in the Lawra and Nandom districts of the Upper West Region on January 20. The visiting teams included five students from the Nandom and Lawra Senior High schools who won the first and second positions respectively, team supervisors and the local coordinator of the competition.

Hosted by the Ghana Team of the Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR) program, the first day activities included a welcome address from the Director of the Institute, Prof. Chris Gordon, introduction to the Institute and the University at large and series of presentations from invited guests. The chief executives of youth-led environmental organizations; Greener Impact International (GII) and Environment360 gave inspiring presentations emphasizing existing opportunities requiring youth action in the country.

Cordie Aziz, Executive Director of Environment 360, interacting with the students

CATYI Students during the visit to the Ecological Laboratory (ECOLAB) of the University of Ghana

Fauzia Mohammed from Lawra SHS sharing insights of their ideas with fellow students and the rest of the team during the visit to IESS

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