25 Dec '11, 9am

Green Social Enterprise from Ghana Wins UN Award: Recnowa Initiative, a unique social enterprise contributing t...

Green Social Enterprise from Ghana Wins UN Award: Recnowa Initiative, a unique social enterprise contributing t...

Recnowa Initiative, a unique social enterprise contributing to Ghana's green economy, has been chosen for the 2011 UNEP SEED Initiative Award. The award recognizes exemplary social entrepreneurs who are helping meet the challenges of global sustainable development. Recnowa Initiative was co-founded by Kwaku Kyei along with three young and enterprising Ghanaians. Kwaku received his education at the Valley View University, and has been employing his skills and knowledge to make a meaningful contribution to sustainable development in Ghana. Recnowa Initiative is fighting against the widespread menace of plastic waste in Ghana. The enterprise up-cycles the waste into high fashion goods while generating new employment opportunities for unemployed artisans and street youth at the same time. More than 500 applicants from 76 countries competed for this award, which eventually went...

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