Climate Change in Africa: Impacts, Challenges and Opportunities

Media Briefing and Release of Second Special Africa Issue of DTE
May 30-31, Zanzibar



List of participants of Zanzibar
George Mhango, Malawi
A four-time MISA award winner, George works with the Times Group in Blantyre and holds over five years of experience in print, radio and television media.
  John Chirwa, Malawi
John works with the Nation Publications Limited as a Staff Reporter since 2012. As a features writer, he reports on a number of issues, with special interest in environment and climate change. John has won the Media Institute of Southern Africa (Misa) Malawi Reporting Medicines Award (2017) and the Association of the Environmental Journalists’ Green Media Awards-Disaster Reporting Journalist of the Year (2017).
  Lominda Afedraru, Uganda
Lominda is a freelance science journalist attached to Monitor Publications Ltd, which is part of the Nation Media Group based in Nairobi. She holds a diploma in science journalism and contributes to publications like Science Africa and Down To Earth.
Maina Waruru, Kenya
Maina is a freelance science and development journalist based in Nairobi, with over 15 years of experience. He is the East African Correspondent for Research Africa (Research Professionals Group, UK), and writes for The New Scientist, Thomson Reuters, BBC Business Online and Down To Earth.
  Rivonala Razafison, Madagascar
A journalist for 20 years, Rivonala is also a researcher and teacher of sociology. He has written a doctoral thesis on social dimensions of climate change in the Mangoro region (eastern central highlands of Madagascar). He writes today on a number of platforms like SciDev.Net, Africa Review etc.
  Agatha Ngotho, Kenya
Agatha has been reporting for over 10 years on agriculture and environmental issues; she is currently with the Special Reports desk at Star newspaper and works on investigative stories on development issues.
Aghan Daniel, Kenya
‘Captain’, as he has been nicknamed because of his contribution to science journalism in Africa, Aghan is a veteran journalist, trainer and communication expert with an experience spanning 20 years. He has been at the helm at MESHA -- Media for Environment, Science, Health and Agriculture -- for the past 12 years. He has also anchored a successful mentorship programme which has seen more than 30 journalists gain skills in reporting science in Africa.


  Christine Chisha, Zambia
Christine works as a senior reporter with The Sunday Mail, a sister concern of the Zambia Daily Mail. She covers agriculture, health, climate change and issues related to women and children.
  Engela Duvenage, South Africa
Engela is an award-winning freelance science writer and likes turning research findings into stories that the public can enjoy. She is a co-founder of the South African science website Scibraai. She holds an MPhil degree in journalism (specialising in science journalism) and is currently working on a children’s book about South African scientists.
Felix Mwakyembe, Tanzania
Felix is a senior environmental journalist for a Tanzanian Swahili weekly, Raia Mwema, with an experience of about 20 years in the industry. In 2011, he won the Excellence Journalism Awards Tanzania (EJAT) in the environmental category.