The new awards’ scheme will recognise and reward entities, businesses and individuals who are championing environmental sustainability in their fields of endeavour.
The Ghana Environmental and Sanitation Awards (GESA) is organized by EduEnter Group Ghana in collaboration with lead partner Zoomlion Ghana, with support from the Ministry of Sanitation & Water Resources. The 2022 event which comes off on September 30, at the National Theatre will be held under the theme, “Celebrating Distinguished Service to Ghana’s Environmental and Sanitation Narrative –Over the Last Decade.”
“The Ghana Environmental & Sanitation Awards (GESA) is a pace setting annual awards scheme that seek to encourage Government, Private sector, NGO’s, Multi & Bilateral organizations, Foundations, Trusts, Civil Society Groups, Citizens and all Individuals living in Ghana to create synergies to work towards achieving our set goals in the Environmental & Sanitation value chain. (SDG GOAL 6, 13 and 14).
Thus, GESA as a Positive-Reinforcement-Mechanism seeks to name, acknowledge and reward individuals and product or service providers, in the environmental and sanitation value-chain whose activities directly or indirectly contribute towards Ghana attaining Environmental Freedom, hence becoming a Clean, healthy and safe nation.
“This year’s ‘Royalty Edition’ of GESA seeks to set the agenda for a national discussion on how we can empower our Traditional Rulers to lead the collective drive for an environmentally sustainable country, hence clean, healthy and safe. We believe Traditional Leaders Are Key to Ghana’s Environmental and Sanitation Renaissance” said, Nanayaw Kwakye-Boadu, founder and CEO of EduEnter Group.
GESA ‘22 shall also advocate on winnable ways to Stimulate the Ghanaian Media to Lead-From-Front in our Environmental & Sanitation Promotion, hence Fast-tracking our Collective Quest for a Clean, Green and Beautiful Ghana – within a Record Time.
As a prelude to the Awards Dinner Night, organizers will host the biggest Environmental Awareness and Advocacy Walk dubbed “1 Million Walk for a Clean, Ghana and Beautiful Ghana”, slated for 16th September, 2022 to commemorate International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer and also “MyGoal – Clean Ghana Now” campaign to also commemorate World Clean-up Day on 17th September, 2022.
GESA ’22 nominations are a result of several months of intense research on individuals, institutions (including State), corporations and organizations whose visible commitment towards the advancement of the environment and sanitation of Ghana (over the past decade) is exemplifying and thus deserve acknowledgement for the selfless service to humanity and excellence in carrying out mandate.
Some of the categories include: Most Impactful Regional Minister, Most Influential Media Personality in Environmental and Sanitation Promotion, Most Impactful MMDCE in Environmental and Sanitation Promotion, Most Impactful Clean / Green Ghana Ambassador, Most Influential Celebrity in Environmental and Sanitation Promotion, Most Impactful Waste Management / Recycling Organization, Most Impactful Wash Ambassador and many more.