First series of The Environment Channel goes out!
After months of research, production and a co-ordinated publicity campaign, the first 10 part television series of the Environment Channel, also known as ‘Ghana’s dedicated Green channel’ was broadcast on Ghana Television (GTV) from September to December 2010. The 30 minutes programme went out every Monday at 9pm



GTV has the widest coverage in Ghana reaching all the nine regions. Whilst audience ratings are not available, it is estimated through our regional sample survey that at least 300,000 people watched each programme across the country. This makes a conservative estimate of 3 million viewers for the 10 part series. Television is still a very popular and powerful medium and important for environmental education. We are committed to encouraging more people to join in the conversations about how we collectively manage the intensifying crisis of environmental degradation and climate change. We also believe that we can significantly increase the audience ratings for the second and subsequent series.

The first series was produced with a wide range of partners providing technical support and information, discussants for the studio discussions and some logistics. The partners included Environmental Protection Agency, Ghana Wildlife Society, International Water Management Institute, Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology, Ministry of Women and Children Affairs, Wienco Ghana Ltd, CSIR Water Research Institute, Forestry Commission, Dzorwulu Vegetable Farmers Cooperative, French Embassy, Trashy Bags, Blowplast, Polygroup, Association of Sachet Producers, Ghana Meteorological Agency, Gender Institute, Green Advocacy, Forest Watch, SEND Ghana, Waste Recycling Ghana, University of Ghana, Accra Plastic Waste Management Project and Northern Rural Growth Programme.

The following programmes and studio discussants were featured.

Ghana’s Plastic Waste Menace: Can Ghana Survive It?
a.    Mr Samuel Anku, Environmental Protection Agency
b.    Mr Stuart Gold, Trashy Bags
c.    Ms Ama Dadson, University of Ghana

2.    Accra’s Traffic Blues: Environmental Concerns of Road Congestion
a.    Mr Emmanuel Appoh, Environmental  Protection Agency
b.    Mr Frank Agbanator, Department of Urban Roads
c.    Miss Edith Asumani, Curious Minds/Student

3.    Climate Change In Ghana: Focus On Its Impact On Women’s Livelihoods
a.    Dr Kwadwo Owusu, University of Ghana
b.    Dr Sean Doolan, DFID and Dutch Embassy
c.    Dr. Liqa Raschid-Sally,  International Water Management Institute
d.    Mr Kofi Blankson Ocansey, Discove Ventures

4.    The Challenge Of Wild Life Preservation: Volta Monkeys
a.    Dr Erasmus Owusu, University of Ghana
b.    Mr Jacob Oti Awere, Ghana Wildlife Society
c.    Mr Rodney, Freelance Photographer,

5.    Water Is Life: How Do We Provide Safe And Affordable Water to All?
Report from the 2nd Ghana Water Forum and documentary, ‘Water is Life’

6.    How Safe Is Food Grown In Our Cities: Feeding And Greening The City
a.    Dr Philip Amoah, International Water Management Institute
b.    Mr Fusani Buchain, Farmer
c.    Mr Bashiru, Send Ghana

7.    The Vanishing Act: The Sea Turtles Of Ada
a.    Dr Erasmus Owusu, University of Ghana
b.    Cornelia Danso, Forestry Commission
c.    Dickson Agyemang, Forestry  Commission

8.    Bats At 37 Military Hospital: Nuisance Or Vital To The Environment
a.    Ama Kodum Adjemang, Freelance Journalist
b.    Nana Kofi Adu-Nsiah, Forestry Commission
c.    Gerard Boakye, Goldfields Ghana Ltd

9.    Environment, Sanitation And Disease: Agbobloshie  (Featuring young panelist and discussants)
a.    Rashid Provencale
b.    Edith, Curious Minds Youth Group - Presenter
c.    Habiba Haruna, Curious Minds Youth Group

10.    Ghana’s Electronic Waste Menace: How Dangerous Is It?
a.    Mr Lambert Faabeluon, Environmental Protection Agency
b.    Mr Arnaud Dornon, French Embassy in Accra
c.    Mr Afoku – Green Advocacy Group