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Saturday, 24 September 2016

Mungu Fm is globally the only radio spearheading SDGs domestication

Mungu Fm Radio in Mongu- Western, Zambia is globally the only one spearheading the domestication as well as implementation of all the 17 UN SDGs from 2016 to 2030 and it is ready for adoption as a case study. Since around the world,Mungu Fm is the only Community based Radio station that has dedicated,Committed as well as focused all its programes, projects and activities towards the achievement of the 2030 agenda using a bottom up approach. Given the required attention and a perfect platform,we are very much prepared to show and share our vision with the world, how a small radio/ media initiative can change the world from poverty to peace and prosperity! Mungu Fm Radios local action to achieve the global vision on the goals can be tackled on its own.However, considering the project significance as well as its uniqueness and global nature. We feel and believe our initiative can carry more weight when we invite partners more International Volunteers/ development partners on board in line with global goal number seventeen. Ms. Annedore Smith was sponsored and sent to Mungu Fm Radio by “Senior Expert Service” a Germany organization based in the city of Bonn. She first joined us for a month in April last year and again 2016. After sharing our Radio station’s Vision to her, we together, although only for one month in the last two years, we developed the SDGs implementation strategy for all the 17 global goals which Mungu Fm Radio staff and Volunteers are using currently in even in her absence. However, Mungu Fm is still a growing Radio Station which urgently requires a lot more support in many areas, for example ongoing staff capacity building, fundraising for its daily operations, transport needs and state of the art equipment needs, networking opportunities as well as staff exchange for exposure and practical gaining experience. Therefore like Ms Smith, self sponsored international volunteers,researchers, development stakeholders among others are urgently invited to assist in capacity building,resource mobilization for the stations/project operations. Others invited are development Partners willing to work with us at Mungu Fm Radio in not only developing it, but make the world a better place through us in the next fifteen years from now. In August last year,when Thomson Reuters Foundation held its ” Sustainable Development in a Changing environment Course” in Lusaka Zambia. Mungu Fm Radio was the only electronic media house which attended the said course and it sent two of its staff to the training. In an interview with Mr. Steve Rowe at the end of the training course as one of the facilitators,he was impressed with the fact that in all the countries he conducted the training, the only electronic media which showed interest and passion on attending UN SDGs was Mungu Fm Radio, he wished the best future for Mungu Radio as it embarked on its journey to contribute to the 2016 to 2030 global agenda vision. Mukeya Liwena Esq. Director/Chief Executive Officer Mungu Fm Radio 88.5 The heartbeat & Voice of Southern Africa 5th Floor Rooms 524 to 528, Southern Side,Napsa Building P.0 Box 910024 Mongu Western Province -Zambia 00 260 0977212784

Monday, 12 September 2016

100% Renewable Energy Road To Marrakesh Climate action Caravan

The MENA & the Sub-Saharan African regions are highly sensitive to the consequences of climate change, and are known to be the most disaster prone regions in the world whilst supporting already critical increase in frequency and intensity of extreme weather events like droughts and floods, with a huge population that is likely exposed and affected in these regions. In the MENA region and some African countries, people will be affected with water stress and scarcity by the year 2050 before changes in climatic conditions have been considered. 

The 100% Renewable Energy Road To Marrakesh Climate action Caravan aims to shine a light on existing climate action by youth;allowing them space to identify their successes and to inspire other youth - and policymakers - to become just as active.

Based on the premise that the various youth-led organizations, working on Climate issues, come together too rarely; we want to upset these habits, and create a wide youth movement to show the world that Youth are Part of the solution. After Paris, the world needs to keep working hard towards positive and concrete actions on climate; that’s why we are thinking in the lead to the COY12 and the COP22, to have this Road to Marrakesh Caravan.

On road to Marrakesh Caravan participants will experience and exchange the incredible energy of visionary change makers from across MENA, Africa and the world. It is a unique opportunity to travel and work alongside like-minded activists, artists and strategists, to collaborate on new pathways to positive change and create diverse long-term partnerships. The Caravan aims to empower and celebrate with communities in the towns we enter, grab media attention, reach those in positions of power, wealth or influence and raise awareness, as well as living strong, as positive change makers related to our shared purpose and vision. 

This caravan aims to create a youth momentum for change, to bring energy and synergy together before COY12, to materialize the global youth partnership towards action on climate. 

For more information and to take part please contact Moussa Elimane Sall, Legal & Policy Regional Team Leader of the MENA Youth Climate Movement on Tel: 0022247567073; 0022222391887; Skype Id: Mesall; Facebook, Moussa Elimane Sall.