Video: Two burning questions for a green transition
Watch the video about the two Danida fellowship change agents, Dorcas Ohenewaa from Ghana and Antony Okeyo from Kenya on their journey through Denmark in search of sustainable solutions to some of the green transition challenges they face in their home countries.
Dorcas Ohenewaa is an Assistant Development Planning Officer, at the Tema Metropolitan Assembly in Ghana. She would like to find ways to inspire and nudge the general population to support the green transition and climate protective measures that Tema’s local authorities are putting in place. She finds solutions in Aarhus, where the adaptation schemes in addition to preventing flooding serve other purposes that resonate with the populations’ needs and well-being; speed-reducing initiatives, bicycle lanes, green playgrounds and leisure areas.
Antony Okeyo is a Research Fellow at the Center for Environmental Governance & Climate Change, Kenya School of Government. His challenge is to find long-term and sustainable ways for policymakers and public servants to roll out green initiatives in the country. He finds inspiration on the renewable energy island Samsø, where the inhabitants already in 2007 declared their island 100% energy self-sufficient based on wind, solar and biomass energy. What inspires Antony most is the bottom-up approach to decision making.
Dorcas Ohenewaa and Antony Okeyo participated in the Danida Fellowship Center’s learning programme Green Growth, Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability, 8th – 26th June 2021 developed and facilitated by NIRAS.
Drawing on Danish sustainability practices to inspire solutions in African countries
NIRAS facilitates “Climate change, adaptation, mitigation and resilience” learning programme
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