UNFCCC launches CDM African radio contest 2013

30 September 2013 | News story

The UNFCCC secretariat is pleased to announce the launch of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) African Radio Contest 2013. This year, the competition's sponsors have generously offered a $2,000 prize for the winners of the contest.

Under the theme "Changing Lives", the contest aims to spread the word about the benefits of the CDM in Africa and especially in under-represented regions of the continent. Broadcasters and freelancers from Africa are invited to grab their microphone and recording device and create a compelling radio story that answers the following question: "How can my community/city/country benefit from the CDM?"

Radio stories will be judged on originality, technical excellence, clarity of message, thoroughness of investigation, level of professionalism and presentation skills. The "Wow Factor" is also very important, so we’ll be looking for radio stories able to generate and hold interest.

The deadline to submit your stories is 31 October 2013. For more information, please read here.