The Climate changemakers fellowship program is designed to provide young people across Ghana the opportunity to learn and investigate the societal impact of climate change. Through this, students are empowered to establish innovative solutions to climate-induced business and community-related problems. The expected outcome of the program is to spark innovation, create awareness of climate change, and facilitate a contribution to a sustainable society and development
Climate change presents an unprecedented threat to life on earth. Ghana is experiencing the adverse impact of climate change in the form of health problems, climate-induced disruption of agricultural systems, flooding of coastal areas, and reduced operating water level of the largest hydro-generating dam (which produces 80% of Ghana's electricity supply). These are largely due to the lack of capacity to undertake preventive and adaptive measures to address environmental problems, as well as the
The program seeks to train and empower young people across Ghana on how to investigate climate-related problems and design solutions to address them. The training focuses on climate literacy, design thinking, advocacy planning, pitch design and presentation. Program beneficiaries will also receive a three-month intensive mentoring to enable them to implement key learnings. Through these, young people will be better positioned to generate sustainable solutions to current climate change-related pr
The project in the first year will educate and empower 300 young people to be leaders of change in their communities through awareness creation and advocacy for sustainable environmental practices. They will also be equipped to develop and manage sustainable business solutions to current climate-related problems. This will ultimately contribute to the creation of jobs for young people, a sustainable society, and an economy.