CDM African Radio Contest 2013



Broadcasters and freelancers from Africa were invited for a third year 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?" Their stories are aimed at spreading the word about the benefits of the CDM in Africa and especially in under-represented regions of the continent.


2013 African Radio contest winners
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First Place: Michael Wambi from Uganda First Place: Wambi Michael from Uganda

Wambi Michael is an award-winning journalist based in Kampala. In 2007, he won the Investigative Journalist of the Year award. Currently, he works for the Uganda Radio Network News Agency as a journalist and producer of the National Perspective weekly radio magazine, which is broadcast by 32 radio stations and Uganda's public broadcaster, Uganda Broadcasting Service. He has been reporting on environmental issues for more than ten years. He is one of the Ugandan correspondents of Inter Press Services (IPS).

Second Place: Emmanuel Okella from Uganda Second Place: Emmanuel Okella from Uganda

Emmanuel Okella is an independent journalist and producer with eleven years of experience. He is based in Kampala and works as news editor/environmental journalist at Radio Simba-Uganda. Okella is also the African Correspondent of the American-based Free Speech Radio News covering stories from the Great Lakes Region. He has served as a journalism training mentor for the BBC World Service Trust and Farm Radio International. In 2004, he won an award for radio reporting (environment category) in an annual journalism competition organized by the American Embassy in Uganda.

Third Place: Jonathan Mwanzia Nzomo from Kenya Third Place: Jonathan Mwanzia Nzomo from Kenya

Jonathan Mwanzia Nzomo is a radio presenter working for Rahma Broadcasting Limited and he is based in Mombasa, Kenya. He holds a degree in mass communication from the Mombasa Polytechnic University College (MPUC). In the past five years he has been working as a reporter, editor and news anchor at Radio Rahma. He has a keen interest in issues related to development.

All submitted stories were judged by the communications and outreach team of the UNFCCC secretariat's Sustainable Development Mechanism programme. This year, the competition's sponsors have generously offered a $2,000 prize for the winners.