- 2019 Talented Kids winner Nakeeyat Dramani has delivered a speech at the 2022 Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Egypt
- The 10-year-old's speech touched on the effects of climate change and how the older generations owe the new generation an effort to curb them
- After her address, Nakeeyat got participants at the conference impressed and many of them got on their feet to applaud her
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Young Ghanaian poet Nakeeyat Dramani Sam was the toast of attendants the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference or Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC, simply referred to as COP27.
Nakeeyat, a Thematic Youth Ambassador for the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF), got participants wowed after delivering a powerful address at the Informal Stocktaking Plenary.
The 10-year-old's address touched base with the participants so much that she was given a standing ovation.
Nakeeyat in Egypt to attend COP27
Nakeeyat travelled to Egypt to participate in COP27, which started on Sunday, November 6 to Friday, November 18, 2022.
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On the last day of the conference, Nakeeyat was given the opportunity to address the participants on behalf of the youth the 58 members of the CVF.
Nakeeyat's address at COP27 summit
Among other things, Nakeeyat implored that the older generations owed the younger a duty to secure the world from the effects of climate change and that the payment is overdue.
"I came here to this amazing conference and have been observing what’s going on, speaking to many of you. People have been very kind to me. We have brought with us a campaign called “Payment Overdue”, I’m sure you already know. You are very smart. Some communities have been paying a heavy price since our planet was lit on fire by some of its people It puts a simple question to these fire-starters: When can you pay us back? Payment is overdue.
"John Kerry, you visited our pavilion this week, and we spoke and you were very nice. Next year, I think you will be 80. I am sure that you have children and grandchildren. I am ten. If I will be your age, god willing, that will be the end of this century.
"Our new CVF Lancet research says that, by then, several million especially older people could die worldwide, every single year, due to the overheated planet. As we say in the CVF: “the fate of the most vulnerable will be the fate of the world," the CVF's website quoted Nakeeyat.
Nakeeyat receives standing ovation at COP27
After delivering her speech, Nakeeyat had almost every participant on their feet applauding and appreciating the depth of her delivery.
In a video shared on the Instagram blog @sweet_maame_adwoa, Nakeeyat is seen on a giant screen in the auditorium.
Moments after ending her speech, participants started clapping for in unison before some of them got up on their feet.
See the video below:
Nakeeyat is a great ambassador for kid reality shows
Nakeeyat's participation in the COP27 summit has earned her high praise from Ghanaians. Among her praise singers was Owusu Worae, the head of entertainment news at TV3.
Owusu Worae who has closely followed the exploits of Nakeeyat since she won Talented Kids described her as a great ambassador for the reality show.
"From what she has achieved so far in her very young life, one can only applaud her. She has really shown that TV3's Talented Kids and other such reality shows can make stars out of nothing.
"She has been a great ambassador for reality shows and her exploits make us feel very proud," he told YEN.com.gh in an interview.
Nakeeyat goes swimming in Egypt
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh reported that Nakeeyat had got social media stunned by her admirable beauty as she rocked a swimsuit in a video.
Many netizens showed their admiration for the young budding poet as she enjoyed her time in Egypt.
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