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GYCCC-SD CONFERENCE ORGANIZERS PAY A COURTESY CALL ON THE FORMER PRESIDENT KUFUOR

As part of the pre-conference activities, a five member delegation on Friday 19th August paid a courtesy call on the Former President of Ghana, His Excellency John Agyekum Kufuor. The five are members of the organizing committee of the 2nd Ghana Youth Conference on Climate Change and Sustainable Development (GYCCC-SD17).  The visit provided an opportunity to engage the Ex-president on issues of global climate change challenge and the need for youth participation to address its impact in Ghana.  The team also took the advantage to present to him an official invitation as a special guest to the event.

The Ex-president by the appointment of Mr. Ban Ki-Moon in December 2013 served as the Special UN Envoy on Climate Change and “as part of his work, assisted the then Secretary-General in his consultations with leaders to raise the level of ambition to address climate change and to accelerate action”

The delegation included Mr. Kassim Gawusu-Toure, the Coordinator of GYCCC-SD and the Executive director of Greener Impact International; Mr. Mathias Edetor, Project officer at the Climate Resource Centre, University of Ghana and Ms. Woojoo Kim from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP-Ghana). Others include Mr. Kassim Hussein and Ms. Fawzia Zuka  Muhammed both from Greener Impact International.

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