Project Details

OUR VISION

Building a healthy and sustainable environment, and for everyone to be involved in managing and protecting that environment.

 

OUR MISSION

 

Attract and manage volunteers to participate in projects that protect or enhance our environment and heritage.

 

OUR OBJECTIVES

 

A healthy, diverse and sustainably managed environment

 

Strategies:

  • Establish a reputable tree nursery with research opportunities to supply affordable and reliable seedlings to subsidize tree crop production at local, national and regional levels, using zero tillage, solar power generation and other green technologies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and facilitate carbon absorption.

 

  • Design the rehabilitation of degraded sand, stone and mineral mining lands in rural locations as well as road construction sites and potential small parks sites for recreational values in urban locations using drought resistant, fast growing tree species of ecological, economic and social benefits. This will be designed as landscape, monocultures or in alley cropping systems with other foods and tree crops from a list of local farmer’s choice and preferences. An example greatly favoured in Ghana and the West African sub region is the multipurpose Moringa oleifera tree with a substantiated nutrition and health added value for various dysfunctional organs of varying ages of the human and animal body, a high carbon sequestration capacity and lots of other benefits.

 

 

 

Environmentally involved communities

 

Strategies:

  • Design programs to engage a broad range of community, corporate and government groups
  • Promote participation from individual volunteers, households and communities, institutions in health and environmental programs.
  • Develop and deliver training on microfinance and capacity building on growing and processing Moringa leaves following a Manual on Moringa oleifera Leaf Production and Processing to enhance skills and encourage environmental and health awareness. This will be done in partnership with other organisations with a similar vision on promoting Moringa oleifera.
Green Ghana Volunteers Project is an initiative of the non-profit, Volunteer Partnerships for West Africa based in Accra. Founded in 2007 by Hayford Siaw,an indigenous African, the organization is considered as one of the dynamic and result oriented non governmental organization in Ghana and West Africa.

VPWA's work is based on its collective commitment to support the principles of the UN Global Compact to fulfillthe Millennium Development Goals and thus it defend an integrated approach to sustainable development. 

Green Ghana Volunteers seeks to partner with individuals, businesses and governments in the protection of our unique environment. The project will welcome volunteers across the world and support their participation through supervision and training in our diverse projects using drought resistant, fast growing trees for our tree nurseries, tree production, tree management, carbon sequestration, tree vegetable nutrition and health amongst other activities that enhance the ecological, economic and social benefits of our environment and its people at all levels.

Green Ghana Volunteers is expected to grow from its humble beginnings in Eastern, Greater Accra and Volta regions with targeted benefits for other regions of Ghana, West Africa and the world.


Green Ghana Volunteers has built a network of people and organisations all of whom value our unique environment and recognise the increasingly important role that we all must play in responding to the food, nutrition and health needs of the people, challenges of species loss, habitat loss and underutilised species, environmental degradation, environmental skills shortages and the impact of a changing climate. 


At Green Ghana, we recognise that if we are to succeed in achieving real human and environmental improvements we must continue to evolve as an organisation by using applied biological and environmental technologies - we will continue to provide opportunities for all people – encouraging volunteering, improving life skills and opportunities, connecting communities, enabling people to become more active in their local communities and providing ways for people to connect with the environment.


At Green Ghana we recognise that climate change does not only create new risks, costs and liabilities, but, also presents economic opportunities such as: socially ethical  investments in carbon sequestration projects, renewable energy technologies, energy efficiency projects, emissions trading and climate change related microfinance scheme.


At Green Ghana we shall generate benefits in the form of: rehabilitated mine lands and road construction sites for sustainable rural agriculture and enhancing urban aesthetics and recreational value, reduced stagnant water serving as malaria causing mosquito dwellings, recruitment of skilled volunteers seeking working experience, supervision of applied bioscience engineering research for university undergraduate and postgraduate students, apprenticeship for young men and women after completion of Junior High School, quantification of tradable carbon credits and contributions in small and big ways to significantly manage the effects of climate change.