- Okyeame Kwame has been appointed as United Nations Ambassador on climate change
-He is expected to use his brand and creativity to champion the UN goals on climate change
-Okyeame Kwame would be partnering Solidaridad West Africa on this project
Ghanaian musician, Kwame Nsiah-Apau, popularly known as Okyeame Kwame, has been appointed a United Nations ambassador on climate change.
His appointment falls under the Dedicated Grand Mechanism (DGM) campaign on climate change which is currently championed by the United Nations.
This was announced by Solidaridad West Africa, a civil society organization (CSO) partnering the UN in this regard.
Touching on what led to the choice of Okyeame Kwame, the Regional Director of Solidaridad, Mr. Isaac Gyamfi said the ‘Rap Dacta’ was selected based on his quest to embark on developmental projects with his music.
According to him, Okyeame Kwame has carved an enviable brand for himself that reflects positively on the society.
“Okyeame Kwame has already demonstrated a strong support for development and is already engaged in addressing issues like Hepatitis B.
He has also shown commitment to help the society by getting involved in some tree planting exercises,” Mr. Gyamfi observed.
In accepting this new role, Okyeame Kwame expressed gratitude to Solidaridad for the honour.
He is expected to use his brand and craft to drive home the impact of climate change through education and sensitization.
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He pledged his full support to ensure that the programme becomes successful.
This project will strengthen the knowledge and practices of targeted local communities in the Western and Brong-Ahafo Regions of Ghana.
It would seek to address REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) plus Conservation of Forest Carbon Stocks, to enhance Sustainable Forest processes and management.
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