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SYND Launches The Maiden Edition Of The National Youth Conference

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The Strategic Youth Network For Development (SYND) launched the  maiden edition of the National Youth Conference on Thursday at British Council to enlighten the youth on the pressing issues on Ghana’s Natural resources and how they can actively participate to environmental sustainability.

The Minister for Lands and Natural Resource, Honorable Samuel Adu Jinapor   happily graced the occasion with his presence and encouraged the youth to have a  sense of youth inclusion in nation building as  there are employment avenues in the natural resource space.


According to Honorable Jinapor, “Without natural resources, life itself will be impossible as our livelihood depends on it”. What then, can the youth do to help shape national development? 

Young Green Entrepreneurs along the length and breath of the country where present to showcase their goods and service for patronage and create citizen education and awareness. This serves as a mechanism to motivate other young individuals interested in showing the green space to level up to measure.


Another  speaker present added some lights to the essence for youth inclusion. Dr Steve Manteaw, Co-chair GHEITI emphasized the need for a Look at the cost of benefit gained in the renewable energy sector. Funds from elites in  the environmental sector should be weighed compared to the joy of funds received. As the cost goes on to affect the entire generation.

Due to vested interest Ghana is seen to decline in environmental sustainable growth. Lack of vision on integrating the sector into the rest of the economy  allows a miss on other valued chain benefits.  Ministries and environmental sectors should be integrating so environmental development can be achieved .

It is important government uses returns on investment to fund social events, not investment revenue as a funding mechanism. There are a lot of career pathways in natural resource governance as the  space is big enough to accommodate the youth in this sector.

National Youth Conference saws journalist from various media outlets present in the coverage , students from noble institutions and academic areas, stakeholders from ford Foundation, British High Commission, World Bank Country Director , UNDP-Ghana country Rep, KASA Initiative Ghana , 350.ORG and Gower street.

As youth it is important to get involved with environmental issues. As Ghana is gradually moving to net zero by 2070 the future rest in your hands.



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