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Dry Season Vs Wet Season

Emerald Colours of the Wet Season Ghana

Emerald Colours of the Wet Season

The Dun Colours of the Dry Season Ghana

The Dun Colours of the Dry Season

You can see that it’s probably wise to plant during the wet season, when rainfall is guaranteed, at least enough to establish seedlings before the dry sets in. Here, two women involved in G-lish projects help water seedlings with water carried from the borehole early in the morning.

Tree Planting in the Wet Season Ghana

Planting in the Wet Season

Dry Season View Ghana

Dry Season View

In these images you can see the stark contrast between the lush green of the wet season, a period in which food supply is grown for the year, and the bare brown of the dry.

The dry season lasts from about late October through to May, during which it rains on a handful of days. The wet season is from about May, sometimes June, to late October, during which it rains regularly.

The lack of trees is not so obvious during the wet season, but once you hit the height of the hot and dry, nothing else is on your mind except where to find shade and escape from the punishing sun.

Team Wall Building

Team Wall Building

“Shadows but no Shade”

Men from the local football teams helping to build walls to protect the Neem seedlings so they can “take root” and grow up to be shade givers and also sources of medicine–their leaves and bark are used in anti-malaria treatment, kind of handy around here.

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Progress: Seedlings’ Mud Walls

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Here we’re presenting you with images of the Neem seedlings planted in late 2010 and how they’ve fared since constructing the mud walls to protect them. During the dry season, animals and fowls roam freely wherever they like as there … Continue reading

G-lish Foundation Wins Seed Initiative Award

SEED 2010 Winners Logo
SEED 2010 Winners Logo

G-lish Foundation is delighted to announce that, from among 1000 submissions to a short-list of 80, G-lish Foundation was selected as one of the 30 international winners of the 2010 SEED Initiative Award.

G-lish thanks the SEED Initiative and all its partners, as well as Trashy Bags in Accra, Ghana for the early and ongoing support.

Direct from the UNEP Press Release:

The SEED Awards recognise inspiring social and environmental entrepreneurs whose businesses can help meet sustainable development challenges. By helping entrep

reneurs to scale-up their activities, the SEED Initiative, which is hosted by UNEP, aims to boost local economies and tackle poverty, while promoting the sustainable use of resources and ecosystems.

This year, in addition to seeking innovative start-ups throughout the developing world, the SEED Awards had a special focus on Africa, placing particular emphasis on initiatives from South Africa, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Egypt, Ghana, Rwanda and Senegal. This focus was part of a larger project linked with UNEP’s Green Economy Initiative and was funded largely by the European Union.

Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director, said:” The SEED Award winners exemplify the strong spirit of entrepreneurship in t

he developing world and its significance in creating a Green Economy. While the Awards recognize individual outstanding projects, governments must also show leadership in supporting grassroots efforts through diverse and dynamic standards, forward-looking policies and incentives to further catalyze corporate and community-led change.”

All the SEED winners will be honoured at award ceremonies in their home countries. The prize they will receive from SEED is a package of individually-tailored support for their business. This includes access to relevant expertise and technical assistance, meeting new partners and building networks, developing

business plans and identifying sources of finance. SEED will furthermore contribute towards meeting each winner’s most immediate needs by contributing to a jointly developed support plan.

The 2010 call for proposals saw applications from just under 60 countries, representing the collaborative efforts of non-governmental organizations, women’s and youth groups, labour organisations, public authorities, international agencies and academia. While most of the applications were in the agriculture and rural development sector, many entries addressed issues around climate change and energy, the conservation of biodiversity, and waste management. The selection of the winners was by an independent International Jury of experts.

The winners from Ghana are truly inspiring. The other winners are: