Ghanaian social entrepreneur, Kwaku Kyei has been selected as a winner of the 2011 UNEP SEED Initiative Award.

The Awards recognize inspiring social and environmental entrepreneurs whose businesses can help meet sustainable development challenges.

Kwaku has been using his holistic education from Valley View University and talents to contribute to Ghana’s green economy through his Recnowa Initiative www.recnowa.org which he co-founded with three young enterprising Ghanaians.

The project is contributing to the fight against the plastic waste menace in Ghana by up-cycling waste into high fashion goods while creating employment opportunities for street youth and unemployed artisans.

Kwaku competed with over 500 applicants from 76 countries worldwide with his innovative approach in solving local environmental problems while showing high potential to leave the start-up phase. (via Ghanaian social entrepreneur picks UN award | Business)

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