One of the key features of underdevelopment and poverty is environmental degradation. Little progress can be made without tackling it. 70% of common diseases like malaria and typhoid for example stem from poor management of the environment. Unfortunately, tackling environmental degradation has not been a top priority in national planning and policy.
We initiated the Environmental Festival of Accra, which Times Magazine described as the “stellar festival in Africa” and Environmental Channel TV Series to support efforts to raise popular awareness and influence national policy over 15 years.
Young people tackle the environmental crisis in Accra.