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Youths in Africa have been urged to collaborate to chart a pathway for a sustainable environment on the continent. The Ambassador of Sweden to Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon and ECOWAS, H.E, Carl-Michael Grans, made this point as a guest speaker at the 2021 edition of the "Africa Green Awards", which focused on the theme "Spotlighting The ECO-Heroes".
According to the diplomat, the African Green Awards should serve as a springboard to inspire young people to contribute to a clean environment.
He advised the youth to constructively engage with the government, establish a connection with stakeholders, seize the opportunity, and talk and share what they are doing in promoting eco-related activities.
Grans commended the Eleven Eleven Twelve Foundation for its pace-setting role in acknowledging and showcasing outstanding youths playing leading roles in advancing a green economy in Africa and across the globe.
The awards covered the following categories, which include;
Also speaking at the event, the Founder of the Eleven Eleven Twelve Foundation (EET), Adetunji Lam-Adesina, also speaking at the event, congratulated the winners of the 2021 African Green Awards. Despite the challenges presented by the COVID 19 Pandemic, they have been resilient, innovative, and dynamic in providing eco-based solutions in the region.
He lauded the Embassy of Sweden for the continuous support of developing a robust ecosystem to achieve a sustainable environment and an integrated agric sector.
Since its inception, the awards have aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, recognizing, inspiring, celebrating, and supporting distinguished young entrepreneurs in the environmental and agricultural sector who have innovative ideas to solve problems to achieve a circular economy and sustainability development.