Kenyan journalist nominated for climate change award
Kenyan journalist Steve Mbogo from the Business Daily newspaper has been nominated as one of the 15 winners of various categories of the Earth Journalism Awards that rewards excellence in climate change reporting.
Mbogo's stories highlighted how companies in Kenya are positioning themselves to earn revenue from climate change investment projects, how communities are tapping electricity from local streams and renewable energy projects planned in the country. Judges termed Mbogo's three story-series as having of “excellent research and writing.”
The awards have been organised by Internews and several other sponsors including the World Bank, the Italian and Denmark governments. The finalists were selected out of some 900 entrants who registered to send in their best climate change reports from 2009 in the lead up to them United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen next month.
Internews is inviting the winners of the Earth Journalism Awards to cover the negotiations at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, (COP15) December 7-18. There they will receive support from Internews to report on the negotiations to their media organizations back home.
About Carole Kimutai
Carole Kimutai is a writer and editor based in Nairobi, Kenya. She is currently an MA student in New Media at the University of Leicester, UK. Follow her on Twitter at @CaroleKimutai