1. Who are We ?

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1.
Who

are

We

?


2.
What

are

our

O
bjectives

?


3.
What

V
ision

for

Africa
?


4.
What

Results

?















The idea of ANEJ
was

conceived

in 2002

at

a meeting for
African

environmental


journalists

that

was

help
at

the UN

Office in Nairobi (UNON) and

came

to

fruition

in
February

2005

with

the

adoption

of a
Constitution
.


First Meeting. Nairobi 2005

Kigali, Rwanda 2006



To
mainstream

environmental

journalism

in Africa;


To
enhance

the
capacity

of
African

journalists

to deal with
existing

and
emerging

environmental

challenges
;


To disseminate
relevant

information on
environmental

issues

in Africa;


To
promote

web
journalism

on
environment

and
sustainable

development

in Africa;


To
influence

decision

making

processes

with
regard

to
environmental

policies

in Africa;


To disseminate information on the
activities

implemented

by the United
Nations Environment Programme and other relevant institutions, like EU
our first donator.

ANEJ Meeting. Bamako 2008

ANEJ with Pt of Mali ATT. Bamako 2008

Objectives





ANEJ
members

are
driven

by the
vision

of an
informed

African

society
through

excellence

in
environmental

journalism
.


Our

mission

is

to
promote

public
understanding

of
environmental

issues

in
Africa by
improving

the
quality
,
accuracy

and
intensity

of
environmental




reporting.

Our
Vision

&
Our
Mission

ANEJ Board with Pt Wade of Senegal. 2010


ANEJ
also

provides

crucial

support

to
journalists

of
all

media in
their

efforts

to cover
complex

issues

of the
environment

responsibly
.
Our

key

goals

are :



Mainstream

environmental

journalism

in Africa;



Enhance

the
capacity

of
African

journalists

to deal with
existing

and
emerging

environmental

challenges
;



Disseminate
relevant

information on
environmental

issues

in Africa;



Promote

web
journalism

on
environment

and
sustainable

development

in Africa;



Influence

decision

making

processes

with
regard

to
environmental

policies

in Africa;



Disseminate information on the
activities

implemented

by the
United

Nations Environment
Programme
, EU and
other

relevant

institutions
,
organisations

and
governments
.

Pt Sassou Nguesso at opening ceremony of
ANEJ Conference. Brazzaville 2012.


700

journalists

from

All
African

Countries.

4

Languages

(English, French,
Arabic
,
Portugues
).


All
Media
represented

(Radios,
TVs
,
Prints
,
Consultants, Communications
Officers
,

Experts etc..)



Anej Award to

President Sassou Nguesso

Mathai Wangari at ANEJ Workshop.

Nairobi 2010

Avec le 1
er

Ministre
Mauritanien Ould Zein

What are the

experiences, successes, challenges, and lessons
learnt in mobilizing adaptation knowledge in Africa

At the beginning 6/7 years ago, ANEJ had decided that the main objective is to sensitize
policy makers. Why?

Democracy is still in its infancy in the African continent and therefore the chances of the
street curb environmental policy are very meager. In contrast, when a president or a prime
minister publicly expressed especially to journalists, his support for a measure for
adaptation, for example, there are many more chances to see this will be reflected on the
ground reality.

Media should use their power to decision
-
makers. All our past activities, seminars,
conferences, when they were opened by the Heads of states are often an opportunity for
the host country to boast to journalists their environmental policy.



Our advocacy did not stop to African leaders. We also raise awareness decision makers in
the international community about the vulnerability of Africa. Thus, in several of our
meetings we invited opinion leaders in the world known for activism anti
-
global warming.



This is the case for example of Al Gore who sent us Message for our conference in Bamako
in 2008. This is also the case of the President of the European Commission Manuel Barroso
and the Environment Commissioner of the European Union. They have both sent video
messages to our conference in Brazzaville preparing Rio +20.


What is missing from the current platforms actions?

Two essential things

1. Communication gap due to lack of visibility,

2. Lack of exchange and coordination between different platforms



There is indeed a real deficit of visibility for the actions of the platforms. We must publicize the actions. It is
not enough to do actions for adaptation. It is necessary to inform the target groups the actions performed.
For better ownership. And must use all communication media. Not only traditional media such as radio, TVs,
newspapers etc. .. But often traditional media: social activities, theaters, schools, sporting events, religious
sermons (churches, mosques) etc ...

Many people think that having a website is enough to communicate. It should rather focus on the mass
media.

On the second point, I think there is a lack of coordination. There are many platforms, but each working in
isolation. A certain uniformity in the action would be much more effective. It would be good to share
knowledge platforms for an upgrade.


ANEJ preparing COP of Copenhagen.

Nouakchott 2009

Which opportunities

and follow
-
up actions can you
propose for strengthening synergies and collaboration
between the adaptation knowledge initiatives in Africa

Networked media may well strengthen synergies and collaboration. The «

plus

», the
benefit of media network compared to other networks is its ubiquity. That mean, its
ability to mobilize almost in real time, audiences large and homogeneous, scattered
over distant lands each other. Omnipresent and omnipotent, a network media is even
more effective if accompagnied by a thematic Observatory

In this context, this also allows us to approve the idea of ​​structuring the platforms of
knowledge in the thematics area. Like Adaptation financing, Knowledge and policy
support, research and scientific assessments?

Certainly the idea of structuring will facilitate communication and implementation.
This was the question number 3.


How can these platforms jointly work to help

in
formulating/updating national frameworks for Climate
Change adaptation policies and implementation plans in
the region

Create a network of platforms or network of networks with a mission to develop
a mechanism for the exchange and sharing of information.



This structure must be able to coordinate and upgrade for better synergy and to
better help national frameworks for climate change adaptation policies and
implementation plans in the regions.


It is for at last unite all these energies dispersed for better unity of action.


ANEJ preparing COP of Biodiversity. Tokyo 2010

Thank

You

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