UNFCCC Launches Radio Contest to Raise Awareness on CDM in Africa

11 June 2012. By reducing emissions and promoting new economic activities, Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects can play an important role in the promotion of sustainable development in Africa. To raise awareness about the benefits of the CDM in the continent, and especially in under-represented regions, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat announced the launch of CDM African Radio Contest 2012

Under the theme "Changing Lives", broadcasters and freelancers from Africa are invited to grab their microphone and recording device and create a compelling radio story that answers the following question: "How can my community/city/country benefit from the CDM?”. The stories can fall into two categories:

  1. Those that relate to a specific, registered CDM project; and
  2. Those that do not relate to a specific registered project, but which explore the potential benefits of CDM for a community/city/country.

Radio stories will be judged on originality, technical excellence, clarity of message, thoroughness of investigation, level of professionalism and presentation skills as well as their overall ability to generate and hold interest. Selected winners will be invited to visit CDM project sites in Africa where they will have an opportunity to learn more about the CDM and produce new radio stories and documentaries. The deadline to submit your stories is 6 August 2012.

For further information please visit: http://cdm.unfccc.int/about/multimedia/africanradiocontest/2012/.