Ms. Sharon Asenso, a Level 200 BSc Climate Change and Sustainable Development student at the Department of Atmospheric and Climate Science (DACS), School of Geosciences (SoG), University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR), has been selected to be part of the Ghanaian delegation at COP28. The conference is scheduled to take place at the Expo City, Dubai, from November 30, 2023, to December 12, 2023.
Sharon Asenso not only excels academically but also takes an active role in leadership and advocacy. She serves as the President of the Association for Women Climate Science (AWiCS), UENR Chapter. AWiCS, formed and coordinated by Dr. Naomi Kumi, a DACS Lecturer and Fellow of the AIMS NEI Program for Women in Climate Change Science (WiCCS), is dedicated to empowering women in climate science.
As a Young Negotiator, Ms. Sharon Asenso aims to bring her knowledge and experiences in climate change science to the global stage. Her involvement reflects a commitment to amplifying youth voices and advocating for substantive youth policy input at COP28.
Sharon aspires to contribute significantly to discussions within the Presidency and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). By relaying and amplifying the voices and policy positions of the youth, she hopes to influence outcomes and contribute to effective climate change policies.
The Department of Atmospheric and Climate Science at UENR is dedicated to advancing knowledge and fostering leadership in atmospheric and climate studies. AWiCS, under the guidance of Dr. Naomi Kumi, focuses on promoting the active participation of women in climate science.
Ms. Sharon Asenso’s journey from the classrooms of UENR to the international stage at COP28 exemplifies her dedication to effecting change. Her leadership at AWiCS and active involvement in global climate negotiations underscore her commitment to creating a sustainable and equitable future.
It is therefore worthy to note that, Ms. Sharon Asenso’s participation signifies not only a personal achievement but also highlights the dedication of UENR-DACS students to addressing global challenges and contributing to meaningful solutions in climate change science.