Climate Change Advocacy Organization, Agrointroductions Ghana together with the US Embassy, Ghana and Kansas State University, Staley School of Leadership Studies (SSLS), USA have invited the Executive Director of Human Rights Reporters Ghana (HRRG), Joseph Kobla Wemakor to participate in the Youth Leadership Empowerment and Advocacy for Developing Climate Smart Leaders in Ghana, (Youth-LEADCSL) Training Program.
The Youth – LEADCSL course is a holistic and innovative course, designed with the goal of expanding the leadership capabilities and opportunities for young leaders passionate about climate change to take actions to combat climate change as active citizens towards a more inclusive Ghanaian society.
The course aims at providing young leaders in Ghana with self-strength, adaptive and transformational leadership skills needed to address social, community, and systemic challenges.
It also seeks to enhance opportunities for young leaders to apply leadership skills and build on their critical thinking and problem-solving skills as change makers through mentorship, and implementation of youth social change initiatives.
According to the organizers, the 2-day intensive course is specifically designed for media personnel, women leaders & entrepreneurs, NGOs and young environmental professionals between the ages of 18 to 35 years.
Mr Wemakor a top achiever who also doubles as a Multiple Awards winning journo cum Deputy Head of Media and Communication at PLO Lumumba Foundation, a climate change proponent happens to be part of the shortlisted applicants to be invited to participate in the course.
Having also participated in the 2019 African Climate Risks Conference (ACRC19) including a hosts of climate change and leadership conferences both locally and internationally, the staunch human rights activist believes this opportunity marks another milestone in his life which will eventually add up to his bank of knowledge on issues of climate change.
His approval letter read, “It has been a tough exercise reviewing all applications for the Youth Leadership Empowerment and Advocacy for Developing Climate Smart Leaders in Ghana, (Youth-LEADCSL) Training. We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted to participate in the training”.
The Youth-LEADCSL Training Program will be facilitated by Kaitlin Long and Tamara Bauer, both are instructors from Staley School of Leadership Studies (SSLS) at Kansas State University – SSLS in USA and other renowed environmental experts and mentors. The key funders and partners for the course are U.S. Embassy (Public Affairs), Ghana, Kansas State University – SSLS, USA and Agrointroductions Ghana.