Bauxite Mining and Exploration

Five towns participated in the workshop. The five towns that participated in the workshop were Kibi, Potroase, Akwadum, Sagyimase and Adukrom in the East Akyem district of the Eastern Region of Ghana. Over 120 religious leaders benefitted from the training in reference theology on environmental stewardship and creation care.

The programme led to the establishment of an interfaith eco-network in the district to support environmental programmes. The programme was a big success and participants benefitted immensely from the presentations and group discussions.

The introduction of the interfaith workshop has provided important opportunities for community participation in environmental management. To further equip religious leaders to plan at community and district levels, participants were taken through the


The DPSIR framework (Driving Forces-Pressures-State-Impacts-Responses) is used to assess and manage environmental problems. The model led to the development of action plans by the participants to address environmental challenges identified in their respective communities.

Areas of action identified by the participants included awareness creation on surface mining, eradication of indiscriminate defecation and dumping of refuse and water pollution.

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