Mayor of Kumasi Launches Youth Climate Action Fund to Empower Young Innovators

Hon. Samuel Pyne addressing the press at the press conference.
Hon. Samuel Pyne with some staff of KMA after the press conference
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Mayor of Kumasi Launches Youth Climate Action Fund to Empower Young Innovators

The Mayor of Kumasi, Hon. Samuel Pyne has on Wednesday May 22, 2024 launched a Youth Climate Action (YCA)Fund, a trailblazing initiative aimed at harnessing the creativity and innovation of young groups to confront climate change crisis head-on.

The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies, has established a 50,000USD fund to support talented young residents in groups aged 15-24 who have innovative proposals to address the climate crisis.

Purpose of Initiative

The initiative, according to Hon. Samuel Pyne would seek to empower young groups to become climate leaders and crusaders by providing them with the resources and support needed to turn their ideas into reality whiles addressing climate change crisis in Kumasi and its environs.

Impact on Climate Change

The Youth Climate Action (YCA) Fund aims to contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate the effects of climate change in Kumasi and beyond.

By supporting innovative projects and initiatives led by young groups, he said would contribute to promote sustainable practices and behaviours towards the use of renewable energy sources.

Additionally, he added that, the YCA Fund would help to enhance climate resilience and adaptation and support climate education and awareness.