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  • The ACCER Awards Finalists Academy (TAAFA) Training kicked has been running in Nairobi since Sunday 7thof October at Safari Park Hotel. The three day training workshop brought together environmental reporters and media trainers from across Africa to train and build their capacity on climate and environmental reporting. The workshop seeks to increase the number of journalists pursuing environmental reporting as a career. While giving his opening remarks Mr. Mithika Mwenda; PACJA’S CEO urged journalists to learn and network with other environmental reporters in order to take the agenda of climate change on The Pan African level. He also added that in the future ACCER entries will not limit on French and English but also include indigenous languages. Previous ACCER Awards finalists and winners were also in attendance to give their experiences.Ngalami who was the overall winner in the 2013 ACCER awards urged reporters to write on  Environmental issues are the best stories to tell in Africa as they open one to the world and vice versa. He added that through PAMACC he has been able to generate stories on climate change and environment and expand his outreach to a wide audience. Pan African Media Alliance on climate change (PAMACC) which [ ....... ]
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  • FIFTEEN African Journalists have been shortlisted for the 2018 African Climate Change and Environmental Reporting (ACCER) Awards.Mr. Mithika Mwenda, the Executive Director of Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) read out the names of the finalists:- RADIOAgbota M. Ernest- BeninConstantin Pierre Yap- CameroonEkue Madjro KuegahTedjo- BeninCaroline Gachacha Mucheru-KenyaMirabelle Akpaki-Benin. Televison.Demis Mekuriyaw- EthipoiaEyong Blaise Okie- CamerronHappy Njalam'mano- Malawi PRINTAdjinehosu Fulbert- BeninSoila Kenya- KenyaAndrew Mtupanyama- MalawiGardy Alphonce-KenyaAnthony Langat- KenyaSandrine Nathaline Carole- MorrocoEkué Kodjo Koudohah- Togo“The standards of broadcast entries are worrying, even more so the ones that were submitted in French.  Some of the entrants need training in basic story writing skills, to come with good scripts that would go into the organizing the clips for final production.” Judge Terna Gyuse, from South Africa commented in the process of judging.The Radio entries were of high quality both in English and French, a demonstration that the of Radio is still a dominant means communication in Africa, and that the spread and growth of this medium as the preferred means of communication should be harnessed for both climate change and environmental reporting. Judge Clarisse Umuhire from Rwanda commented at the end of the Judging process. “They need to embrace the basic rhythms of disciplined [ ....... ]
  • The African Climate Legislation Initiative (ACLI) is a continuous engagement of Parliamentarians across Africa with the aim of enhancing partnership between Parliamentarians and Civil Society in climate/environmental policy-making processes in Africa.   [ ....... ]
  • PACJA acknowledges the critical role media and journalists play in shaping the opinion of citizens in a given country. Through this objective, PACJA has been able to build a remarkable media presence, in Africa and internationally.This interaction with African journalists has laid the foundation for robust and consistent collaboration. The result has been outstanding. There has been increasing and noted coverage of the environment and climate change news across Africa.These have taken many shapes which include news, features, opinions, commentaries both in print, online and broadcast (in radio, television, and YouTube).In 2013, PACJA facilitated the establishment of the Pan African Media Alliance on Climate Change (PAMACC) aimed at motivating and encouraging journalists to consistently engage in climate change and environmental reporting.PAMACC is one of Africa’s associations of environment journalists aim is to support journalists to improve their reporting on climate change. PAMACC also has regional coordinators, who will encourage journalists to set up national bodies in each country.Click here to follow Pan African Media Alliance on Climate Change (PAMACC) news, updates and other events. [ ....... ]
  • Africa Coalition for Sustainable Energy & Access (ACSEA), is an alliance of various organizations drawn from the Civil society organizations, Business/Private sector, academia and research institutions engaging in renewable energy work across the continent of Africa. The coalition has 42 institutions from all over the continent, with a leadership team comprised of 14 member institutions representing gender, youth, academia and private sector. The African Parliamentarian Network on Climate Change (APNCC) is also part of the leadership team but as an ex-official. ACSEA is currently hosted at the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance secretariat. VisionAfrica continent’s energy demands met through low carbon and sustainable decentralised energy access to the poor.MissionTo build a strong movement of like-minded organizations to influence for investment in renewable energy as well as for poor people living in rural communities to have access to clean, reliable, affordable and sustainable energyObjectives To carry out energy related Policy research and analysis in order to inform our advocacy work. To create a strong movement of organizations working on, or interested in, engaging with policy/advocacy work at the local, national as well as continental level. To influence national governments as well as strategic regional development bodies such as the African Development [ ....... ]

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