Africa Environment Reporting Programme 2022

Project Duration

February 2022


July 2022

Project Location



  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

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The AWiM/UNEP African Environment Journalism Programme stands as a testament to its resounding success. Having trained 62 dedicated journalists, this initiative has catalyzed the publication of 62 compelling reports centered on environmental issues. Furthermore, the remarkable impact of these reports has been acknowledged, with journalists from this program securing prestigious awards for their outstanding contributions.


Here are the partners we had the pleasure of working with:


Reflecting on Achievement

The program’s reach and influence have been profound. Through meticulous training and guidance, journalists were equipped with the necessary tools and expertise to delve into complex environmental challenges. Their efforts culminated in a diverse array of published reports that shed light on the often-overlooked facets of environmental issues across Africa.

Recognising Excellence

The accolades earned by journalists from this training affirm the quality and impact of their reports. Their dedication to in-depth reporting on environmental matters, including the gendered aspects often sidelined in mainstream coverage, has garnered well-deserved recognition.

Championing Environmental Journalism

As we celebrate these achievements, we reaffirm our commitment to championing environmental journalism that drives meaningful change. The AWiM/UNEP African Environment Journalism Programme continues to inspire and empower journalists to amplify vital environmental narratives, urging action and awareness for a sustainable future.

The success of this program is a testament to the power of impactful journalism in addressing pressing global challenges. As we move forward, we remain dedicated to fostering a community of journalists committed to raising awareness, sparking conversations, and advocating for positive environmental change across Africa and beyond.


  1. 2023 Best Online Blog-Climate Change Reporting Award Environmental and Climate Change Media Awards (ECCMA) 
  2. 2022 Best Online Media Reporting Climate Change Policy Award– Policy Monitoring and Research Centre (PMRC) Media Awards. 
  3. 2022 Best Energy Reporting Second Prize Award – Energy Regulation Board (ERB) Media Awards.
  4. 2023 Best Online Agroecology Reporting Award Agroecology, Social Accountability and Climate Change (ASACCA) Media Awards. 
  5. Best Online Reporting on National Resources and Land Management– Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Zambia Chapter


C.E.O & Co-founder, AWiM

Dr Yemisi Akinbobola is an award-winning journalist, academic, consultant and co-founder of African Women in Media (AWiM). AWiM’s vision is that one-day African women will have equal access to representation in media. Joint winner of the CNN African Journalist Award 2016 (Sports Reporting), Yemisi ran her news website IQ4News between 2010-14.
Yemisi holds a PhD in Media and Cultural Studies from Birmingham City University, where she is a Senior Lecturer. She has published scholarly research on women’s rights, African feminism, and journalism and digital public spheres. She was Editorial Consultant for the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 commemorative book titled “She Stands for Peace: 20 Years, 20 Journeys”, and currently hosts the book’s podcast.
She speaks regularly on issues relating to gender and media. In 2021 she was recognized as one of 100 Most Influential African Women.