Desmond Alugnoa

Green Africa Youth Organization (GAYO)

Desmond Alugnoa is a youth empowerment advocate with focus on community development, environmental conservation and climate adaptation. His work started in 2012 and has helped build the capacities of youth both in cities and in rural communities of Ghana to take meaningful actions at different levels for the environment. Identifying environmental challenges as an opportunity to create decent jobs, Desmond co-founded the Green Africa Youth Organization (GAYO) in 2014 which is dedicated to providing solutions to pressing environmental issues through research and developing businesses out of environmental challenges.

Desmond’s work uses rural innovation to raise young entrepreneurs in rural communities and to limit the threats of climate change on clean water, forest cover and food security by restoring landscapes.