African Campaigners Launch Award for Climate Change Reporting
The third edition of African Climate Change and Environmental Reporting (ACCER) awards supported by campaigners and bilateral agencies were launched on Tuesday.
Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), a continental civil society based in Kenya, and a host of bilateral donors, have supported the award that seeks to reward African media professionals who have elevated the profile of climate change through their reporting.
Speaking during the launch of ACCER awards in Nairobi, PACJA Secretary General, Mithika Mwenda, underscored the critical role of the media in raising awareness on the impacts of climate change.
"African media should be in the frontline to raise awareness on climate change whose impact in the continent is profound. The media can help influence policy and legislation to control rising temperatures that are to blame for regular droughts and floods," Mithika said.