Waste Or Create Launches ‘Environmental Workforce Of Africa Strategy’

Waste Or Create, a pro-Africa not-for-profit environmental organization, has launched the Environmental Workforce for Africa Strategy with the theme ‘One Earth, One Move’ as part of its 5th anniversary celebration.

According to the managing director of Waste or Create, Chineyenwa Okoro Onu, the Environmental Workforce for Africa Strategy is a 5-year strategy which spells out how the Hub plans to position environmental sustainability as a key career path for African youth as it has a direct impact on the future of the planet.

In a video presentation, she noted that the strategy outlines how the firm intends to enable the youth to access work opportunities that abound in the green economy and provide the skills training that will equip the workforce to take up challenges. And also innovate with the knowledge acquired to provide a sustainable and viable means of livelihood that the youth can embrace.

She said, “Africa’s population is fast expanding, and in the next few years there will be many young job seekers. The green economy offers a world of business and job opportunities that have been untapped in Africa. “

Madam Onu posited that the Waste Or Create Hub is committed to building up a new cohort of people who can find solutions and synergies for environmental sustainability while also creating innovative products and services that solve environmental problems.

Recounting the successes of Waste or Create hub, the managing director, Chineyenwa Okoro Onu, shared that tenacity, audaciousness, pragmatism, and empowerment have been the foundational words of the Waste Or Create Hub when it started out in the quest to impact, create, innovate, and empower.

She said, “It started as an advocacy community which focused on educating people on how to be eco-conscious by taking care of the environment and be environmental change agents by educating themselves on how to better ambassadors. It started with name Novsaic expression which suggests to bring pieces together to express and impact.”

The event which was held at the Legon botanical gardens on July 10, 2022, had the Director of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), Engineer Solomon Noi deliver a speech on behalf of the Mayor of Accra, Madam Elizabeth Naa Kwatsoe Tawiah Sackey. In the speech, the AMA pledges continuous support as the vision of Waste or Create aligns with the mission and vision of the AMA and also urged Ghanaians to practice the separation of waste right from our homes.

Mr. Koffi Assouan chairperson for the board of trustees Waste Or Create hub, in a video addressed that the new strategy will pave way for the impact of positive solutions and encouraged the youth not to give up, “because they have the greatest stake to fight to impact the environment through their initiatives and innovations.

Ambassador Michael Olusanya also stated that, to achieve what the likes of Waste Or Create hub, Wyetey group and Ijula have achieved, there has to be collective effort thus one person cannot do it alone.. He applauded Waste or Create hub for achieving this milestone whiles inspiring young ones through their initiatives and programs. He went ahead to state the fact that in coming together for sustainable collaboration, the partnership is needed and not competition. “working together on similar goals makes us strong together. We can make it work and together we will achieve this goal”.

The vote of thanks was presented by the president and CEO of Wyetey Group, Nai Kwashie Agyemang Otabie Wyetey who added that to achieve an environmentally sustainable society, Ghana and Africa as a whole the ‘One Earth One Move campaign should be supported

The project manager, Madam Miriam Wahab, also added that event is a five-year plan to position environmental sustainability as a key career path for the youth on the continent as it has a direct impact on the future of our planet.

Mr. Koffi Assouan, chairperson of the Waste Or Create hub’s board of trustees, stated in a video that the new strategy will pave the way for the impact of positive solutions and urged the youth not to give up, “because they have the greatest stake in fighting to impact the environment through their initiatives and innovations.”

Ambassador Michael Olusanya also stated that to achieve what the likes of Waste Or Create hub, Wyetey group, and Ijula have achieved, there has to be a collective effort, so one person cannot do it alone. He applauded the Waste or Create a hub for achieving this milestone while inspiring young ones through their initiatives and programs. He went ahead to state the fact that in coming together for sustainable collaboration, partnership is needed and not competition. “Working together on similar goals makes us stronger together. We can make it work, and we will succeed together. “

The vote of thanks was presented by the president and CEO of Wyetey Group, Nai Kwashie Agyemang Otabie Wyetey who added that to achieve an environmentally sustainable society, Ghana and Africa as a whole, the One Earth One Move’ campaign should be supported.

The new strategy will establish cross-industry and sector partnerships to strengthen collaborations for green financing and sustainable finance to enable the environmental sustainability ecosystem in Africa, and establish a 360° Eco Innovation Resource Centre for Education, Innovation, Research, and Prototyping to enable a seamless process of eco-innovation and eco-friendly businesses in Africa.

The Strategy will develop processes needed for the co-design of policies to support and enable green and eco-friendly businesses in Africa.

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