Climate Africa Media Initiative & Centre was founded on the principles of free speech as guaranteed by the United Nations
To Deepen Climate Change Awareness And Promote Environmental Governance
To Elevate The Practice Of Environmental Journalism And Stimulate Climate Actions For A Sustainable Africa
Climate change is a momentous and defining issue of our time; its impacts on the environment is global in scope and unprecedented in scale. The United Nations and African Union have posited that climate change is affecting every country, disrupting national economies and negatively affecting lives. Weather patterns are changing, sea levels are rising, and weather events are becoming more extreme.
Despite contributing minimally to the global greenhouse gas emissions, Africa suffers the deleterious effects of climate change to a disproportionate degree. This constitutes a direct threat to the lives and livelihoods of an estimated 490 million people living in extreme poverty in Africa according to a UNCTAD 2021 report.
Our continental mandate is to stimulate global action on climate change and sustainable earth in Africa through these four pillars:
CAMIC has a database of more than 2,000 journalists reporting the environment in Africa, and we help to build reporting capacities on climate change adaptation and mitigation, the environment and sustainability.
Governance & Accountability
We contribute to safe, and inclusive civic environmental participation in Africa. We explore emerging environmental governance challenges at the intersection of natural resource management, sustainable development and democracy.
Research & Development
CAMIC also conducts research for its own programmes and for third parties on various climate and environmental areas such as open defecation, flooding, agriculture, media funding, corporate sustainability and status of development reporting in Africa
Content and Promotion
CAMIC also explore the possibility of partnerships both on the continent and outside to ensure contents produced on our platforms are shared among media houses in the continent and beyond.
Diversity, Equality and Inclusiveness
Climate Africa Media Initiative & Centre considers inclusiveness a core value and is committed to providing a supportive and respectful work environment that recognizes and values the diversity of all its employees and partners.
More than 40 percent of our staff are women. The Advisory Board is also racially, religiously and politically diverse and includes three women out of ten board members.
CAMIC acknowledges that every employee, regardless of gender, cultural background, sexual orientation or religious belief can make a valuable contribution to achieving project outcomes.