Youth Empowerment for Life (YEFL) has rallied the youth in the Kumbungu District to enable them face the challenges that comes with climate change.
Human activities including felling of trees, burning of fossil fuel and bad agronomic practices have been listed among major causes of climate change and greenhouse effect across the globe.
It is for this reason that the Youth Empowerment for Life Programme, an NG0 organized a two-day training dubbed Climate Instruction Camp (CIC) for youth including community journalists in the Kumbungu District of the Northern Region.
A field facilitator at Empowerment for Life, Madam Mariam Abubakar, speaking at the training noted that climate change is as a result of human activities. “The change in rainfall patterns, high temperatures is also a result of climate change” she added.
Madam Abubakar said all weather conditions and seasons are important and should be considered for they contribute in one way or the other to our lives.
For his part, Technical Adviser at YEFL-Ghana, Abdul Ganiu said resources including forest cover, water, land and even physical infrastructure like schools and markets in the communities needed to be identified and well taken care of for an enhancement of community lives.
He explained that the training was to equip the youth to amplify their voices in sensitizing the communities on activities undertaken locally that are contributing to the natural greenhouse gases which leads to climate change. Mr. Abdul Ganiu said it was also meant to rally the support of youth towards addressing the challenge of climate change within their localities.
Story Credit: Ibrahim Adisah, Community Journalist, Kumbungu