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27.11.2019 Feature Article

An Open Letter To AUCC’s Esi Yankah

An Open Letter To AUCC’s Esi  Yankah

Thanks for sharing, Esi. Lovely photograph. Recently, Mr. Kofi Boakye-Yiadom went to see an upland evergreen rainforest in the Akyem Juaso section of the Atewa Range upland evergreen rainforest, which is part of an area of the mountains of Atewa, designated a Globally Significant Biodiversity Area (GSBA).

Long story short: he fell in love with it and is now going to partner the lucky family that owns all 14-square miles of it on a freehold basis. It strikes me that leading and reputable tertiary media training institutions, such as the African University College of Communications, could, through student project work, contribute to the conservation of what is left of our nation's priceless natural heritage.

How, you might wonder? A possible model, would be through collaborations between the AUCC and young people in fringe-forest communities across Ghana - who could be given crash courses in their own environments, to empower them to tell their own stories (of foot patrols aimed at protecting forests, for example), through daily lifestreamed social media platform video posts.

Why not mull it over as a green climate change amelioration CSR initiative by the AUCC to help make fringe-forest communities across Ghana a great deal more resilient, because they can now tell their own stories to a worldwide audience of nature lovers? Such an AUCC green CSR initiative will doubtless burnish your already stellar image yet further, would it not? Just my humble two pesewas, oooo, Ohemaa. Cool.

Kofi Thompson
Kofi Thompson, © 2019

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