Apply for African Climate Change and Environmental Reporting Awards!

Deadline: 26 April 2016

African Climate Change and Environmental Reporting Awards (hereafter ACCER Awards) is Africa’s premier environmental and climate change reporting program, run and founded by the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) in 2013.

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 journalists and other media practitioners from across Africa submit entries which demonstrate how their work has practically enhanced access to environmental information, built Climate Change resilience or changed the way societies “do business


  • To propagate the African narrative on Climate Change in environmental discourse.
  • To motivate journalists and media houses in Africa to effectively report on Climate Change and environmental issues.
  • To illuminate innovative best practice approaches both in policy and in practice towards Climate Change response and strategies.
  • To enhance proactive media participation in African climate change discourse.
  • To promote and create awareness about the opportunities existing in green investment in both public and the private sectors.

Award Categories

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  • Environmental Journalist of the Year
  • Emerging Young Environmental Journalist
  • News Print Feature of Year
  • Environmental Photograph of the Year
  • Audio Report of the Year Award
  • Documentary of the Year Award
  • Citizen Journalist of the Year Award
  • The ACCER Blogger of the Year Award

Eligibility Criteria

  • Professional journalists, broadcasts and documentary filmmakers who are citizens or permanent residents of one of the countries of Africa.
  • Citizen journalists, with work published on a blog (one year or older). They must be citizens or permanent residents of an African Country.
  • While some categories are open to English and French Speaking – Writing journalists (as these are two of the chosen languages of the UN), journalists should have working knowledge of English because of the TAAFA Academy.

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