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Reporting from the African frontline of the global climate crisis

27-09-22

 

Follow the daily live blogs from the very beginning – 3 October – when 24 journalists from nine African countries join Danida Fellowship Centre’s learning programme “Reporting from the African frontline of the global climate crisis” to play their part in reporting about the global climate crisis from an African perspective before and during the UN climate change conference, COP27.

By Vibeke Quaade

COP27 is just around the corner. Set to take place on the African continent for only the second time, the UN climate change conference, COP27, will be held in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt from 6 – 18 November 2022. It is an important meeting because the latest science shows that climate change is moving much faster than we are and is pushing ecosystems and communities to their limits. Many of the most challenged communities are in Africa, despite Africa contributing only 4% of global gas emissions. This gives rise to thoughts on what a successful COP27 will look like for the continent and how the climate crisis and the COP27 negotiations and its results will be reported back to the people of Africa.

To pave the way for climate news and feature stories that are relevant to Africans, 24 journalists from Burkina Faso, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Niger, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda will be taking part in Danida Fellowship Centre’s new learning programme “Reporting from the African frontline of the global climate crisis”. See the programme overview and madatory outputs

The participants start with two weeks in Denmark, where there will be field visits to climate sustainable green solutions and meetings and discussions with climate summit negotiators, lobbyists, campaigners, researchers and media professionals. This will give the participants relevant background knowledge and a head start for reporting from COP27 to their respective media and target groups in the countries they work in.


Meet the African journalists here and  follow their live blogging on Instagram from 3 November 2022 #DanidaFellows Instagram

The two-week course in Denmark will be followed by a week in Tanzania, where the journalists will meet and collaborate with African climate activists and African climate researchers. They will also be introduced to both science and constructive journalism. See how the journalists link to and collaborate with researchers

The learning programme culminates with the journalists’ participation in COP27 from where they will report to their respective media and countries.

Danida Fellowship Centre’s learning programme “Reporting from the African frontline of the global climate crisis” is planned and facilitated in cooperation with, NIRAS, Dorit Saietz – climate journalist from the Danish newspaper Politiken, Videnskab.dk, The Constructive Institute, Pan African Justice Alliance, PACJA and MS Training Centre for Development Cooperation, TCDC.

 

 

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