Daily Trust (Abuja)

26 June 2013

Nigeria: Alliance for African Climate Change Reporters Launched

A new network of African journalists reporting on environment and climate change issues has been launched.

The network, which aspires to equip, train and improve the capacity of African journalists to accurately report issues bordering on climate change and environmental sustainability, is known as the Pan-African Media Alliance for Climate Change (PAMACC).

The network was one of the outcomes of a 2-day consultative workshop in Nairobi, Kenya organised by the Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) for 30 African journalists drawn from the five regions of the continent namely Central, Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western Africa.

At the launch, Isaiah Esipisu from East Africa was elected as the continental coordinator while Sellina Nkowani from Malawi emerged as the regional coordinator for Southern Africa. Atayi Babs Opaluwah from Nigeria was elected as the West African regional coordinator while Kizito Makoye from Tanzania and Elias Ngalame from Cameroon emerged as regional coordinators for East and Central African regions respectively.

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