“I will be participating in ISA because of my passion for reducing single-use plastic and advocating for youth participation in combating marine plastic pollution. I believe young people are a vital source of influence among our peers, parents, and communities. “

Christian O. Amoako (30 years) is the founder of the project Hope Ghana, a youth-based organization with a prime objective to empower youth to be agents of change in society. He is currently pursuing his master’s degree in Sustainability, Society, and Environment at Kiel University. As a young leader, he is committed to promoting the role of young people in the fight against marine plastic pollution.

His ISA project is focused on using education for sustainable development to enhance awareness and knowledge of single-use plastic and marine plastic pollution.  Christian will design a workshop tool kit for the implementation of ocean clubs in basic schools in the coastal regions of Ghana. He aims to equip children, young people, and communities with the knowledge, skills, and values needed to address the challenge of marine plastic pollution in Ghana which is a serious threat to the coastal ecosystem and inhabitants whose livelihoods depend on coastal resources.