CDM African Radio Contest 2011
In 2011, broadcasters and freelancers from Africa were invited to grab their microphone and recording device and create a compelling, exciting radio story that answered the following question: “How can my community/city/country benefit from the CDM?” The resulting stories were judged in the first annual African Radio Contest, aimed at raising awareness of climate change issues and the CDM in Africa.
All nine short-listed contestants were invited to the 2011 UN climate change conference in Durban, South Africa where they attended media workshops and learned more about climate change and the CDM.
2011 African Radio Contest Winners
Emmanuel Okella from Uganda
This story discusses the devastating 2007 floods in Uganda, and the recent reforestation and sustainable development efforts implemented to prevent future floods. These efforts could be a good model for future CDM projects in the country.
David Mwanza from Zambia
This story details the usage of coal to fuel cook stoves in Zambia. Coal is an inefficient and ineffective heating source, and through the help of a CDM project, Zambia is now beginning to distribute efficient cook stoves.
Ugochi Anyaka from Nigeria
This story introduces the small scale production of paper briquettes from waste paper in Nigeria and debates whether this type of project could/should be approved as a CDM project activity.