On behalf of the Independent Judging Committee, Aimable Twahirwa from Rwanda said the judging was a rigorous and a competitive process which saw outstanding entries from each category being selected. He presented the names of the thirteen finalists and mentioned that this year’s Awards was encouraging compared to the past entries. He further stated that the 2016 edition had finalists fairly representing almost all the regions of Africa. All thirteen finalists were selected from the Print, Radio, Photo journalism and online categories. The 2016 ACCER Awards finalists as announced include; Aaron Yancho Kaah (Cameroon), Addeh Midadji Daniel (Togo), Andrew Mambondiyani (Zimbabwe), Atayi Babs (Nigeria), Diana Wanyonyi (Kenya), Fousseni Saibou (Togo), Francis Mugerwa (Uganda), Madafime Didier Hubert (Benin), Mercy Adundo (Kenya), Ngala Kilian Chimtom (Cameroon), Nichodemus Kioko Kovandi (Kenya), Suy Kahofi (Côte d'Ivoire), Zaina Kere (Democratic Republic of the Congo). The 2016 ACCER Awards Gala Night where the winners from each category (Print, Radio, Photo journalism and online) from among the finalists will be announced and the Awards will take place in Addis Ababa on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at the United Nations Conference Centre, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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About ACCER Awards
ACCER Awards is a PACJA initiative aimed catalyzing African media coverage on climate change and environment. It was initiated in response to creating awareness on climate change and environmental conservation by way of rewarding exemplary Environmental Journalists in Africa. The goal and inherent intention of ACCER is not only to reshape the African narrative as espoused in Climate Change and Environment debates, but also to build a new culture of and consciousness on how we utilize biological resources in our environment and reduce our carbon footprint. About PACJA PACJA is the largest alliance of CSOs with members in over 45 countries in Africa with membership of over 1500, embodying one African voice on environmental and climate justice.
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