GII was founded in 2008 and has since grown into a well-recognized, expertly staffed organization. We are young professionals who have spent extensive time in the fields of climate change and sustainable development and have dedicated our work to create, facilitate, and manage youth oriented projects. GII focuses on several thematic areas, including: climate change and disaster risk reduction, climate (smart/resilient) agriculture, biodiversity conservation, youth leadership and development, and renewable energy. GII also provides consultancy on environmental and social impact assessments. Through our work, we hope to create awareness about climate mitigation and adaptation, food security, and sustainable development.
In the past, we have distributed solar lamps to rural communities in Ghana, held conferences such as the National Youth Conference on Climate Change & Sustainable Development, and we have partnered with the Ako Foundation to promote youth in agriculture. Additionally, we have also created a junior wing of GII called the Greener Impact Clubs (GIC). These clubs provide students with environmental education and how to put that education to practical use. We offer support through weekly meetings, projects and activities, environmental trips, etc.
Volunteering has always been the hallmark of GII, therefore we engage volunteers from diverse backgrounds and cultures with relevant experiences in the execution of our projects and programs. GII also has a Board of Directors made up of professionals in the field of environmental protection, forest conservation, food production and financial management. The Board of Directors provides technical support and establishes a framework for monitoring and evaluating the performance and financial accountability of GII’s activities.
We are determined to tackle issues that are especially hard hitting in Africa and are passionate about creating awareness and opportunities for other young Africans to join us in this movement.