Wednesday, June 1, 2016

COMING UP!>>Episode #77 | Season 4; Ep.12 | Remembering #AccraFloods on 3 June, 2015: A Conversation with AROCHA on Atewa Forest Reserve

Episode #77
(Season 4; Ep.12):  
Remembering #AccraFloods on 3 June, 2015: A Conversation with AROCHA on 
Atewa Forest Reserve


Season 4 is STILL on the theme of “making money for Africa”.

We commenced the Season unpacking the nitty-gritty of the Creative Economy, and concluded that Film, more than any other cog in the Creative Economy wheel, was probably the most dominant within that Economy.

In episode 2, we appreciated how, if managed properly, Sports could become the biggest employer in Ghana, the sub region, and the Continent.

In episode 3, we started to treat the all-important topic of customer service, concluding that, Ghana can achieve an “insanely customer-centric culture” as seen in the West, but it takes exposure and training of frontline staff to do that.

In episode 4, we concluded that East Africa continues to rise, while episode 5 helped demystify Africa’s agriculture under the AU’s flagship programme of CAADP, concluding that issues around Agribusiness and nutrition will dominate discussions around Agriculture after the 12th CAADP Partnership Platform meeting that was held in Accra mid-April.

In episode 6, we piggy-backed on the *UNCTAD E-Commerce week* that took place from 18-22 April in Geneva, concluding the show on Cyber-crime with the shocking conclusion that Ghana’s Cyber-awareness is at a shockingly low threshold.

Episode 7 saw us in a conversation with the West Africa Civil Society Institute for updates on latest activities, and publications, concluding that it was necessary to have a conversation about African philanthropy.

Episode 8 shone the spotlight on AfriTourism for the fourth time, concluding that the “Think Ghana, Think Cocoa” venture, which was unveiled at a Marketing competition at the University of Ghana Business School in April, needs immense support as it has put cocoa very significantly into conversations around tourism.

Episode 9 sought to unpack Model ECOWAS Summit that took place on ECOWAS Day – 28 May, 2016. Last week’s edition was a reflective one on Africa Day.

In the first edition for the month of June, we are yet-again reflecting.

Almost a year ago, Ghanaians woke up to the horrific news of a twin fire and flood that left 150 people dead.

 Torrential rains displaced many and killed several others. A fuel station (GOIL) blast also led to the death of over 200 people.

On June 5, the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) began a desilting  the Odaw drain. On June 20th, in its bid to desilt the Korle Lagoon, they rendered thousands of residents of Old Fadama homeless.

A year on, we are speaking with environmental NGO AROCHA to help us understand Ghana’s relationship with the environment.

Established in 1999, AROCHA has earned a reputation for providing practical conservation interventions that are aimed at contributing to the sustainable management of important ecological habitats.
A conversation with AROCHA is especially-important because of its expertise on understanding the Atewa Forest Reserve.

Located in the Eastern region of Ghana, the Atewa Range Forest Reserve is internationally-recognized as one of the highest priority ecosystems in West Africa for its high species diversity, and what AROCHA describes as “great hydrological importance.”

Although there remain other NGOs working on the Atewa Forest Reserve, AROCHA is perhaps the one that has been working on it the longest, and has the capacity to offer greatest insights into why all Ghanaians must put their efforts into protecting the environment for the benefit of all Ghanaians and the Atewa Forest for the benefit of…all West Africans!   

Join us if you can at 14h05 on Wednesday 1 June, 2016

Call us on the following number
Guiding questions
Ø  What is state of play of Ghana’s relationship with the environment?
Ø  Have Ghanaians demonstrated improvement in their relationship with the  environment since the twin disaster?
Ø  What is progress so far on gazetting Atewa Forest as a National Park?
Ø  How important is the Atewa Forest Reserve to the sub-region?

Guest in the studio
Ø Daryl Bosu, Operations Manager, AROCHA

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