NET Extra: Ghanaian appointed as World Bamboo Ambassador

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    Bernice Dapaah was named 2014 Young Global Leader by World Economic Forum. Photo: Myjoy Online
    The World Bamboo Organization has appointed Bernice Dapaah, the Executive Director of Ghana Bamboo Bikes Initiative, as a World Bamboo Ambassador.
    Today, Friday, September 18 marks World Bamboo Day, which celebrates increase in the awareness of bamboo globally.
    The World Bamboo Organization aims to bring the potential of bamboo to a more elevated exposure – to protect natural resources and the environment, to ensure sustainable utilization, to promote new cultivation of bamboo for new industries in regions around the world. It also seeks to promote traditional uses locally for community economic development.
    Addressing the 10th World Bamboo Congress in Damyang, South Korea, Bernice Dapaah, paid tribute to the institutions who have helped transform the vision of Ghana Bamboo Bikes into reality.
    According to her, the Ghana Bamboo Bikes Initiative has created employment opportunities for 35 people ‘whose incomes have lifted them out of poverty and allowed them to invest in a wide range of social benefits such as better nutrition and education’.
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    Source:: The NET