Women in Conservation Network inaugurated in Western Region

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The Western Region Women in Conservation Network, (WeWiCon) has been inaugurated to spearhead environmental conservation education in the Region.

The WeWiCon would advance advocacy on issues affecting the environment partner with like-minded organisation to create awareness on behavioural change practices to restore hope to mother earth and save humankind from the growing adverse effects of climate change.

Dr Betty Agyei, the Representative of the Tropical Biology Association, initiators of the programme who inaugurated the group said FAO research showed how human activities killed soil fertility, which contributed to flooding and other degrading events and tasked the group to work hard to reverse the trend.

She said conserving biodiversity had become critical to reduce temperature rise and curb its effects on women and children.

Dr. Agyei noted that the capacity of the women would be built to help in proper content advocacy.

Mrs Gifty Baaba Asmah, the Executive Director of Daasgift Quality Foundation, Western Regional Convener for the Tropical Biology Association lauded the Association for the quest to improve upon environmental issues in the West.

Already, some women were being taken through practical skills in replanting of depleted mangrove to help in conserving the Amanzule conservation area.

She urged the women to commit to the project to help change the environmental narratives.

Ms Alice Darko, Chairperson for the Network noted how environmental issues impacted women and children more negatively and urged the Network to work well in their various communities to create a change.

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