Lusaka, 05 November, 2020 / 11:10 pm (ACI Africa).
The Agro-ecology and Climate Change Media Awards, which Caritas Zambia launched October 29 in partnership with Action Aid and Zambia’s Participatory Ecological Land Use Management (PELUM Zambia) aims at improving advocacy on climate emergency, an official has told ACI Africa.
“We launched this award because we want to encourage our local media to report more on the issues of agroecology, climate change and the environment,” the Director of Caritas Zambia, Eugene Kabilika told ACI Africa November 4.
Mr. Kabilika added in reference to the media in Zambia, “We want them to change the narrative of the way people understand and explain these fundamentals as they relate to the protection of our common home,”.
“The tendency is that the media goes to people and after interviewing them they take their views as what it is. There is no linkage between the environment, agroecology and climate change,” the Director of the development and humanitarian arm of the Catholic Bishops in Zambia explained.
He continued, “We want the media to start making this connection of the functioning of the environment and climate change.”