Green Growth Africa wins ESD, E-STEM awards
Green Growth Africa Sustainability Network (GreenGrowthAfrica) has emerged winner of the Okayama award for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and the Pratt & Whitney E-STEM award.
The development makes the organisation the first in Nigeria and West Africa and the third in Africa to win the prestigious Okayama ESD award, which is given to a maximum of two organisations from across the globe yearly.
The organisation won the awards in the same month for its giant strides in promoting environmental education across Africa and in extension the global community.
Bestowed based on global competition and evaluations by globally-reputed organisations, the awards came on the backdrop of the organisation’s initiatives, which educate and empower youth with hands-on environmental education in African secondary schools.
Executive Director of the organisation, Dr. Adedoyin Adeleke, stated: “So far, our Environmental Education Programme has impacted more than 3,000 students, 44 teachers and 156 families in Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana, Cameroon, Kenya and Uganda, including outreaches to schools in United States of America and Italy.”
Launched in 2015, the ESD Okayama Award was initiated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Learning City, Okayama in Japan, to recognise and showcase ESD initiatives from across the globe based on vision, collaboration, integration, empowerment, future strategy and creativity.