Call For Climate Change Adaptation and Natural Resources Management Articles by PELUM-Kenya
Participatory Ecological Land Use Management Kenya (PELUM –Kenya) launched its media award in recognition of the contribution of Kenyan Media professionals in increasing awareness on cross cutting issues in Climate change and sound development practices that are important in natural resource management.
The initiative works closely with the media to build their capacity in natural resource management in-order to equip them with skills to progressively document, profile and share best practices from communities in natural resource management, coping and mitigating against changing climate.
The awards therefore recognize and celebrate creativity, skill, innovation and determination of Kenyan journalists to get this news out to the nation.
The unique relationship between PELUM Kenya and the media, supports PELUM-Kenya’s mission of promoting ecological land use management practices for improved livelihoods among small holder farmers in Kenya and provides an opportunity for the media fraternity to tell stories of sustainable agriculture not only to the rest of the world but to our small holder farmers.
The media are the voice to and for the civil society organizations, policy makers, and industry for a story that needs to be told and heard.
Overall Aim: The overall aim is to increase information communication and education on matters concerning climate and Natural Resource Management in Kenya.
Climate change is affecting all sectors of development in the country and if not well understood the effects of climate change and destruction of the Natural Resource pose to reverse the gains made so far in improving Kenyans livelihood.
Promising options for climate change adaptation and mitigation as well as natural resource management is unknown to many, and there is need to break new ground by sharing these creative innovations to forge ahead in the wake of the challenges posed by climate change.
PELUM-Kenya acknowledges that Journalists play a key role in information, communication and educating the general public and has the best capacity to reach millions of viewers, readers and listeners including those from grassroots communities.
1st Category: Climate Change Adaptation, Mitigation and Innovations Media Award (CC-AMI Award)
The: Climate Change Adaptation, Mitigation and Innovations Media Award-(CC-AMI Award) is aimed at encouraging journalists to raise awareness and articulate issues of Climate Change focusing on ecological land use practices (pelum).
Pelum practices include organic agriculture, sustainable agriculture, ecological farming, and conservation of biodiversity amongst other ecologically friendly practices.
The award recognizes efforts of journalists to share stories on innovative approaches in climate change adaptation and mitigation and thus catalyzing transformative change on a significant scale.
2nd Category: Community Participation in Natural Resource Management (Rights Based Approach)
The Second category is aimed at motivating journalists to share articles that will empower the Community in championing Natural Resource Management to take lead and consequently participate in formulation of the policies in Natural Resource Management
This award recognizes unusually keen foresight of journalists to share stories that illuminate the role and involvement of smallholder farming communities in governance, management and efficient utilization of natural resources in Kenya.
The Winning entries will receive coveted prizes as a symbol of excellence. The winners 1st, 2nd and 3rd in both categories will be feted during an event to mark Terramadre day on 10th Dec 2013. The theme of the day will be. “Saving Endangered Foods”.Who can enter?
This award is for Kenyan journalists in print and electronic media i.e. Newspapers/Magazine, TV and radio only that is primarily targeted and received by a Kenyan Audience.What are we looking for?
The winner of the Award will be determined by a panel of selected experts in the respective categories.
The judges will employ stringent evaluation criteria to ensure that the article focusses on sustainable and responsive natural resource management practices which contribute to improvement of livelihoods.
Considerations will be based on the journalists who will have made the most captivating and innovative coverage of Ecological land use management (pelum) practices undertaken by small holder farmers.
The journalist should also tell the story in a balanced, comprehensive and objective manner and communicate ensuring relevance to the audience and display well organized research and insight.
How to enter:
a) Fill in the entry form.
b) You may enter a maximum of 2 pieces either both in a single category or enter in different categories.
c) The pieces may be in English or Kiswahili.
d) The pieces should have appeared in printed publications or electronic media.
e) Include a copy of your CV and background information on your entries as well as others that you have covered in the past in the categories listed.
- The awards may request proof of initial production and /or publications
- The awards reserves the right to reclassify incorrectly classified pieces
- All entries become the property of the award and cannot be returned. However, all intellectual copyright will be protected.
- All audio and visual files should be submitted in MP3 or MP4 formats respectively.
Submission of articles accompanied by the entry form should be made
Click here to download the KENYA JOURNALIST AWARD ENTRY FORM
i) by dropping them at PELUM Kenya offices, SACDEP Campus, Upper hill Road, Majengo next to Central Memorial Hospital, Thika
ii) by sending an email to PELUM Kenya firstname.lastname@example.org for print articles onlyMedia Award Dates: All articles must be received by Sunday, 1st December 2013 at 1700hrs.
Winners will be notified by Friday, 6th December 2013 and will be expected to pick their prizes in person on Tuesday, 10th December 2013 during the Terramadre Day Celebrations.
Enquiries: You can contact PELUM Kenya on +254 2622674