The creator of the African Climate Stories Project, Nina Mbah, has said the first cohort of 23 fellows of the project will bridge the climate action gap in Africa through multimedia storytelling.
Mbah said the project, which is an online platform aimed at creating a community of multimedia climate storytellers to drive climate action and environmental solutions in Africa, would spur the needed attention on issues of climate change.
She said the flagship programme, which was launched with a cohort of 23 fellows in Nigeria, embarked on a mission to inspire climate action and drive environmental solutions across the African continent, and create narratives that drive environmental and climate action in their respective communities.
Nina said: “Throughout the fellowship programme, these aspiring climate change champions underwent intensive training, honing their skills in multimedia storytelling and deepening their understanding of environmental challenges locally and globally.
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“It was a journey marked by dedication, creativity, and an unwavering commitment to raising awareness about climate issues both at the grassroots and through social and mass media platforms.
“The African Climate Stories Fellowship and Festival are not just events; they are milestones in the journey towards a sustainable and resilient future for Africa and the world. By harnessing the power of multimedia storytelling, this initiative empowers individuals to raise awareness, drive change, and inspire action on climate and environmental issues.
“In a world where climate change poses one of the most pressing challenges of our time, African Climate Stories have emerged as a beacon of hope and change. This initiative, driven by passionate storytellers and supported by visionary partners, is reshaping the narrative around climate action in Africa.”