Samira Bawumia named ambassador for UN's clean cookstoves initiative

Samira Bawumia named ambassador for UN's clean cookstoves initiative

- Mrs. Samira Bawumia has been appointed as an ambassador for the UN's clean cookstoves initiative

- The aims to improve indoor air quality in the developing world by advocating for cleaner cooking methods

- The initiative was announced by then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2010

Madam Samira Bawumia, wife of Vice President Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, has been appointed as an ambassador for the United Nation's (UN) clean cookstoves initiative.

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Samira Bawumia named ambassador for UN's clean cook stoves initiative

Samira Bawumia

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Second Lady of Ghana, Madam Samira bawumia revealed that she has recently been appointed an ambassador for the United Nation's Foundation Global for Clean Cookstoves. Madam Bawumia made her announcement in a statement on her official Facebook page in the early hours of Thursday, October 12th.

According to statement, Madam Bawumia is vested into making sure efforts are taken to ensure that people don't end up losing their lives in the important act of cooking. Ghana's charismatic Second lady urged all to join in the "drive to reduce the harmful effects of cooking with firewood and charcoal".

Check out Samira Bawumia's post below:

The initiative's mission is to help minimize the environmental impact cooking has, and also improve people's health conditions by advocating for changes in cooking methods that create less pollutants and improve indoor air quality in the developing world.

Initial announced by then United States Secretary of State, Mrs. Hillary Clinton, the initiative also awards research grants to international students, and also advocates for international standards for stove manufacturers.

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