Ghana Youth Videography Premieres Documentary on Climate Change

By Joyce Boahemaa Fosu

A one-hour documentary comprising twelve (12) short films, set in Ghana and primarily on climate change, has premiered at GIMPA.

The documentary, which was created by twelve different Ghanaian individuals from the Ghana Youth Videography Programme, was created as part of the United Nations Youth Climate Report and, will also be screened at the upcoming United Nations COP27 Conference in Egypt in November 2022.

The documentary was initiated and sponsored by Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Canada in partnership with GIMPA.

The Ghana Youth Videography Programme is an intensive educational experience under which youth aged 18 to 30 years produce short documentaries on climate change in Ghana for the United Nations.

In an address at the premiere at the Greenhill campus of GIMPA, Prof. Samuel Kwaku Bonsu the, Rector of GIMPA, indicated that the event was a good reminder of the need for the current generation to be involved with the preservation of the natural resources available.
‘It is for us to take care of, rather than to abuse, obviously we have to use the resources available in a very sensible and responsible way,’ he emphasized.
‘This is a reminder for us to see what is happening, the damage being done to our forests, sea, land and many others just for our current benefits.’
He reiterated the need to preserve the environment for the next generation adding ‘There is the need to make conscious efforts to ensure that when we are gone there will still be more than enough for generations to come.’
Explaining further, a member of the project team stated that the project was set up to encourage and allow the youth to tell the story of climate change to affect change in the way we live.
‘So far we are very much impressed with the work of these youth,’ he added.
The filmmakers were presented with certificates at the end of the event.

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