#19-17 Climate Radio on Women

Community media coverage from the Marrakech Climate Summit

November 7, 2016, the 22nd Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change began. By day 2 it was clear that the US would not try to lead in climate mitigation and adaptation – that it was up to grassroots people and their allies. This program features the reporting of Laila Ndagire from community radio Mama FM in Uganda, who presented live and pre-produced content for the conference’s Climate Radio station.

Host(s): Grainne Delaney
Featured Speakers/Guests: Members of a US youth delegation to COP 22; Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director-General; Lakshmi Puri, UN Women Deputy Executive Director; Namata Rosette, a young farmer in Uganda, one of the “climate warriors” who is quietly trying to safeguard her farm and livelihood through adaption to the climate changes in her environment; Sonia Roschnik, international lead at the Sustainable Development Unit of the UK National Health Service – a founding group of Global Green and Healthy Hospitals, and a board member of Health Care Without Harm.

Credits: Primary content producer, Laila Ndagire of Radio Mama FM in Kampala, Uganda. Primary program editor for WINGS, Mindy Ran in Amsterdam. Narrator, Grainne Delaney in Amsterdam. Series producer, Frieda Werden in Canada. Conference radio facilities and online archiving for Climate Radio provided by AMARC (the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters).

Comments: Uganda Media Women’s Associaton: http://www.umwamamafm.co.ug/
Climate Radio archives: http://climateradio.net/
AMARC: amarc.org