PROFILE OF DANIEL AWOMNAB
Daniel Awomnab is a fellow of both the Africa Young Leaders Fellowship Program (AYLFP) and the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). He is currently pursuing his Masters Studies in Political Analysis and Public Policy at the Higher School of Economics which is in Moscow, Russia. Prior to his graduate education, he worked at the Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP) as a Programs Assistant.
His passion to be substantially involved in the awareness creation on climate change led him to accept the voluntary challenge as Ghana’s focal person for Team 54 Project International in 2019. This role has offered him the platform to direct his climate awareness creation towards behavioral change, mainly looking at how individuals can use personal strategies to get others to take climate action through international virtual conferences. His first international virtual event in 2019 centered on the topic, Personal Strategy: Getting Others to take Climate Action. Daniel went on to receive Team 54 Project International’s Eco-Hero Award alongside Victoria Andele-Dawonou from Togo for the Month of May in 2019. The award was in recognition of his dedication and hard work towards climate awareness creation and for his creative contribution towards the successful launch of RepClime which was the organization’s first real time weather reporting mobile application.
Given the importance of advancing climate change education, in July 2020 Daniel led the successful organization of the Ghana Climate Change Awareness Program (GCCAP) with support from some of his mentors within the green space including Daniel Gbujie Chidubem, Gideon Commey and Joshua Amponsem. The GCCAP aimed at awakening the youth of Ghana to first, think about the ongoing crisis, guide them to obtain the right knowledge on the crisis and to lead them to take relevant climate action in their communities. In the same year, Daniel worked with Skylee Lawton, Miss New York Earth 2020 on her ‘ThinkUp-Turn Trash into Treasure Project’ which was an up-cycling educational program that taught others about the benefits of up-cycling, and environmental conservation.
Daniel is also a Certified Climate Reality Leader trained by the former United States of America Vice President Al Gore and voluntarily serves on the board of the Somaliland Climate Action Initiative (SOCAI) which is in Eastern Africa. With an interest in the digital space, Daniel enjoys his voluntary service on Ghana Tech Lab’s National Ecosystem Startup Mapping Project where he interacts and gathers data on public institutions while understanding the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Accra along the triple line of action.
Daniel desires for a functioning green space in Ghana where the youth will work in synergy and evolve strategically with the climate regime to effectively find new ways of working with relevant public institutions, achieve climate finance targets and translate cheap and scalable climate solutions into tangible benefits.