YOLEG Sparks to Commemorate World Wetland Day with the Launch of Wetland for Future Generation Campaign.

YOLEG Sparks to Commemorate World Wetland Day with the Launch of Wetland for Future Generation Campaign.

“YOLEG Sparks to Commemorate World Wetland Day with the Launch of Wetland for Future Generation Campaign.

Wetlands are among the most productive life-support systems in the world and are of immense socio-economic and ecological importance to mankind. They are critical for the maintenance of biodiversity and perform a great role in the biosphere. Inland wetlands include marshes, ponds, lakes, fens, rivers, floodplains, and swamps. Coastal wetlands include saltwater marshes, estuaries, mangroves, lagoons, and even coral reefs. Human-made wetlands are; fishponds, rice paddies, and saltpans.

Celebrated annually on 2nd February each year is World Wetlands Day to raise global awareness about the vital role of wetlands for people and our planet. It also marks the date for the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2nd February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea.

Every year World Wetland Day is celebrated with a specific theme to raise awareness about the value of wetlands. This year the theme for World Wetland Day 2021 is “Wetlands and Water”. This year’s theme shines a spotlight on wetlands as a source of freshwater and encourages actions to restore them and stop their loss.

Once again! Youth Legacy Ghana, a youth-led and non-profit organization, situated in the Central Region of Ghana has expressed its robust concern for sustainable wetlands in their country, Ghana.

The youth frontier known for its passionate drive for sustainable biodiversity in the areas of wetlands conservation and restoration is taking a gallant step to commemorate World Wetlands Day 2021 on 2nd February next year in Ghana. Amazingly, Youth Legacy Ghana has initiated the “Wetland for Future Generation Project” a 3-day advocacy campaign that will take place on the 2nd to 5th February 2020 to observe the World Wetlands Day 2021 in Ghana.

Wetland for Future Generation Campaign is conceptualized to conserve and preserve wetlands in Ghana with an initial focus on the Muni-Pomadze Ramsar  Site in Winneba. 

The project is purposed to strategically create awareness on the wise use of wetlands in Ghana. This will involve wetland sensitization programs for targeted groups such as; coastal artisans, indigenes, high school clubs, and associations who are in proximity to the Muni-Pomadze Ramsar Site in Winneba.

These key agents will be engaged to;

  • Strengthen local participation in wetland conservation of the targeted site.
  • Conduct a clean-up exercise will to remove plastic infiltration along the bank of the Muni-Pomadze Ramsar Site.
  • Organize “My Wetland Essay Competitions” to extend the frontiers of providing sustainable solution ideas on the theme for the day ‘wetlands and water’.

Launching of the “Wetland for Future Generation Project” is a webinar scheduled on the 21st November 2020 on Zoom and Facebook Livestream at 2:00 pm (GMT:00).  Youth Legacy Ghana is calling on all stakeholders both domestic and international institutions, cooperate organizations, civil society organizations, and individuals to partner and support their great initiative to commemorate World Wetland Day 2021 and conserve biodiversity through education. 

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YOLEG Named As a Top Partner for the AFRICAN YOUTH SDGs SUMMIT.

YOLEG Named As a Top Partner for the AFRICAN YOUTH SDGs SUMMIT.

The African Youth SDGs Summit is Africa’s largest youth forum on the Sustainable Development Goals. Launched in 2017, the Summit has evolved to bring together a multi-sector coalition of youth, development experts, government and UN entities, NGOs, and the private sector to create the Africa we want together…..

In the year 2018, Youth Legacy Ghana participated massively in the 2nd African Youth SDGs Summit and from hence has become a leading youth-driven organization that contributes to the successful organization of the event.  In the 2020 3rd edition of the event, Youth Legacy Ghana was welcomed as a youth partnering organization working hand-in-hand with other prominent and world-leading organization including; Youth Advocates Ghana, United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Population Fund, Millenium Promise Alliance, Melton Foundation, Care International, Action Aid, Oxfam International, United Nations Ghana, Ministry of Planning, International Association of Young Geographers and other prominent institutions. 

YOLEG has received an honorary certificate of Appreciation from the event convener Mr. Emmanuel Ametepey the Executive Director of Youth Advocates Ghana. The appreciation noted the contribution of the YOLEG Family towards the organization of the event. YOLEG welcomes and accepts the recognition given by such a great gathering. We say thank you to the organizers for making us partners of the event.

YOLEG volunteers who are passionate about solving global issues attended the event with impressive numbers and contributed to discussions pertaining to the sustainable development goals. Joining the team led by Mr. Benjamin Edwards the Co-Founder and Program Manager of YOLEG, Ms. Jennifer a (Volunteer), Mr. Attah Agyemang Emmanuel Senior (Volunteer), Ms. Patricia Awauni (Volunteer), and Mr. Adu Mensah Junior the Executive Director of YOLEG.

Following the Summit, YOLEG and her members were able to network with the right organizations which led to the successful organization of the SDGs and Academic Research Conference 2020. A word from our program manager Mr. Benjamin Edwards read “the African Youth SDGs Summit has opened my eyes to understand the urgency from driving new researches, projects and interventions to scale up the achievement of AGENDA 2030 of the Sustainable Development Goals.”