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CALL FOR MEDIA ARTICLES

CALL FOR CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION AND NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT ARTICLES BY PELUM-Kenya

Participatory Ecological Land Use Management Kenya (PELUM –Kenya) launched its media award in recognition of the contribution of Kenyan Media professionals in increasing awareness on cross cutting issues in Climate change and sound development practices that are important in natural resource management.

The initiative works closely with the media to build their capacity in natural resource management in-order to equip them with skills to progressively document, profile and share best practices from communities in natural resource management, coping and mitigating against changing climate. The awards therefore recognize and celebrate creativity, skill, innovation and determination of Kenyan journalists to get this news out to the nation.

The unique relationship between PELUM Kenya and the media, supports PELUM-Kenya’s mission of promoting ecological land use management practices  for improved livelihoods among small holder farmers in Kenya and provides an opportunity for the media fraternity  to tell stories of sustainable agriculture not only to the rest of the world but to our small holder farmers. The media are the voice to and for the civil society organizations, policy makers, and industry for a story that needs to be told and heard.

Overall Aim:

The overall aim is to increase information communication and education on matters concerning climate and Natural Resource Management in Kenya. Climate change is affecting all sectors of development in the country and if not well understood the effects of climate change and destruction of the Natural Resource pose to reverse the gains made so far in improving Kenyans livelihood. Promising options for climate change adaptation and mitigation as well as natural resource management is unknown to many, and there is need to break new ground by sharing these creative innovations to forge ahead in the wake of the challenges posed by climate change.  PELUM-Kenya has acknowledges   that Journalists play a key role in information, communication and educating the general public and has the best capacity to reach millions of viewers, readers and listeners including those from grassroots communities.

CATEGORIES

1ST CATEGORY

CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION, MITIGATION AND INNOVATIONS MEDIA AWARD (CC-AMI Award)

The: Climate Change Adaptation, Mitigation and Innovations Media Award-(CC-AMI Award) is aimed at encouraging journalists to raise awareness and articulate issues of Climate Change focusing on ecological land use practices (pelum). Pelum practices include organic agriculture, sustainable agriculture, ecological farming, and conservation of biodiversity amongst other ecologically friendly practices. The award recognizes efforts of journalists to share stories on innovative approaches in climate change adaptation and mitigation and thus catalyzing transformative change on a significant scale.

2ND CATEGORY

COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION IN NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (Rights Based Approach)

The Second category is aimed at motivating journalists to share articles that will empower the Community in championing Natural Resource Management to take lead and consequently participate in formulation of the policies in Natural Resource Management This award recognizes unusually keen foresight of journalists to share stories that illuminate the role and involvement of smallholder farming communities in governance, management and efficient utilization of natural resources in Kenya.

 

Winners:

The Winning entries will receive coveted prizes as a symbol of excellence. The winners 1st, 2nd and 3rd in both categories will be feted during an event to mark Terramadre day on 10th Dec 2013. The theme of the day will be. “Saving Endangered Foods”.

 

Who can enter?

This award is for Kenyan journalists in print and electronic media i.e. Newspapers/Magazine, TV and radio only that is primarily targeted and received by a Kenyan Audience.

 

What are we looking for?

The winner of the Award will be determined by a panel of selected experts in the respective categories. The judges will employ stringent evaluation criteria to ensure that the article focusses on sustainable and responsive natural resource management practices which contribute to improvement of livelihoods.

Considerations will be based on the journalists who will have made the most captivating and innovative coverage of Ecological land use management (pelum) practices undertaken by small holder farmers.

The journalist should also tell the story in a balanced, comprehensive and objective manner and communicate ensuring relevance to the audience and display well organized research and insight.

How to enter:

a)      Fill in the entry form.

b)      You may enter a maximum of 2 pieces either both in a single category or enter in different categories.

c)       The pieces may be in English or Kiswahili.

d)      The pieces should have appeared in printed publications or electronic media.

e)      Include a copy of your CV and background information on your entries as well as others that you have covered in the past in the categories listed.

Note that:

  • The awards may request proof of initial production and /or publications
  • The awards reserves the right to reclassify incorrectly classified pieces
  • All entries become the property of the award and cannot be returned. However, all intellectual copyright will be protected.
  • All audio and visual files should be submitted in MP3 or MP4 formats respectively.

 

 

Submission of articles accompanied by the entry form should be made

i)                     by dropping them at PELUM Kenya offices, SACDEP Campus, Upper hill Road, Majengo next to Central Memorial Hospital, Thika

ii)                   by sending an email to PELUM Kenya pelumkenya@pelum.net   for print articles only

 

Media Award Dates:

All articles must be received by Sunday,, 1st December 2013 at 1700hrs.

Winners will be notified by Friday, 6th December 2013 and will be expected to pick their prizes in person on Tuesday, 10th December 2013 during the Terramadre Day Celebrations.

 

Enquiries:

You can contact PELUM Kenya on +254 2622674/www.pelum.net

 

 

 

 

PELUM KENYA 2013 CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION AND NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT MEDIA AWARDS

JOURNALIST AWARD ENTRY FORM

A PERSONAL DETAILS
1. NAME OF JOURNALIST  
2. COUNTY OF RESIDENCE  
3. MOBILE NUMBER  
4. ALTERNATIVE MOBILE NUMBER  
5. EMAIL ADDRESS:  

 

B. DETAILS OF ENTRY SUBMITTED
  TITLE OF ENTRY CATEGORY

(Climate change, Adaptation and Mitigation Innovation  or Natural Resource Management)

NATURE OF THE PIECE (Print, Radio, Tv.) WHERE WAS IT PUBLISHED, BROADCASTED WHEN BRIEF BACKGROUND OF PIECE FEEDBACK ON  THE PIECE IF ANY OTHER  DETAILS SUCH AS SIMILAR STORIES COVERED IF ANY
1.                
2.                

 

Submission of articles accompanied by the entry form should be made

i)                     by dropping them at PELUM Kenya offices, SACDEP Campus, Uphill Road, Majengo next to Central Memorial Hospital, Thika

ii)                    by sending an email to PELUM Kenya pelumkenya@pelum.net   for print articles only

All articles must be received by Sunday,, 1st December 2013 at 1700hrs.

Enquiries: You can contact PELUM Kenya on +254 2622674

PELUM Kenya to spearhead implementation of the African initiative on Ecological Organic Agriculture (EOA)

The Ecological Organic Agriculture (EOA) is an African Initiative that was borne out of a meeting hosted by PELUM Kenya in may 2011, for key stakeholders.  This was an inception workshop for working out the roadmap for developing an initiative by the development partners to apply ecological concepts and  principles to promote sustainable agro-ecosystems.

This resulted in a five-year programme whose Vision is to mainstream into National Agricultural Systems by the year 2020.  from October 2011 to December 2012, this programme will kick off on a pilot basis, with PELUM Kenya as the interim coordinating body.  There is need to raise funds for the support of this initiative and for more details, please see a presentation in summary as presented in a recent meeting in Brussels, Belgium

The Ecological Organic Agriculture (EOA) Programme .pdf

PELUM Kenya hosts meeting for OXFAM Novib and HIVOS on agricultural biodiversity, small scale farmers and resilience

Agricultural biodiversity, smallholder farmers, and adaptive capacity status of knowledge in the context of resilience and transformations

From the 10th – 12th October 2011, OXFAM Novib and HIVOS (Netherlands) will hold a meeting for practictioners in agriculture and rural development in ACP Countries.  The meeting will bring together partner organizations that have previously participated in responses on mapping knowledge on sustainable agriculture, biodiversity management, climate change adaptation and mitigation.  The main purpose of this meeting is to share findings from this survey, and map intervention strategies as a way forward.

The participants will also get the opportunity to interact with local community members hosted by the Institute of Culture and Ecology (ICE), a member of the Africa Biodiversity Network (ABN); and INADES Formation a PELUM Kenya Member Organization.  The meeting is expected to bring together a total of 25 development practitioners from Africa, Asia and Europe. The meeting will be hosted by PELUM-Kenya in at the Sustainable Agriculture Community Development Programme (SACDEP) Training and Conference Centre in Thika.

OXFAM Novib envisions a world in which everybody can build an independent livelihood, thus supporting people in developing countries working on their own future as a matter of justice.  In the same breadth, HIVOS mission is to contribute to a world with equal opportunities for people to develop their talents by offering financial support as well as advising, networking, advocacy, providing education and exchanging knowledge.

PELUM Kenya Country Working Group in Kajiado County

PELUM Kenya will hold the Country Working Group (CWG) meeting on the 22nd and 23rd September 2011.  The CWG meeting will be hosted by the Neighbours Initiatives Alliance (NIA), a Member Organization of PELUM Kenya, working in Kajiado County of Kajiado District.

Through NIA’s Motto of Promoting Dependable Neighbourliness, the service delivery NGO works addresses the needs of the poor and vulnerable groups among the Maasai people living in various neighbourhoods (former group ranches) in Kajiado district of Kenya.  NIA has a well-defined and functional structure, which empowers the neighbourhoods to participate in decision making and running of the organization such that at the neighbourhood level, are neighbourhood committees that address various developmental issues in the community. Under these committees are working groups which address natural resource management, social justice, leadership and governance, livestock development and development education (gender, HIV/AIDS, children rights). Programme design and coordination is facilitated by the Secretariat and Board of Advisory Management (BOAM), the latter’s role being mainly advisory.

PELUM Kenya’s focus for the CWG will be mainly Strengthening Partnerships and Institutional Development for improved service delivery.  The CWG targets CEOs and senior Programme managers of Member Organizations with guest speakers as thematic session facilitators. Invited Resource Persons will facilitate topics in Government Civil Societies Organizations collaboration (CSO), Fundraising, Organization Development and Sustainability, Sericulture, Local and International market Opportunities, herbal medicinal plants, networking and knowledge sharing

The members will visit NIA Communities to learn and exchange Ideas and this will be an opportunity to interact with the Maasai Community, and acquire knowledge from the projects they are implementing

PELUM Kenya Annual General Meeting (AGM) for 2011

PELUM Kenya will hold the Annual General Meeting (AGM) for 2011 on May 26-27, in Nakuru .  On 27th May, the network members will engage in planting 2,500 trees in Molo and Elburgon in the Rift Valley Province, an event hosted by Baraka Agricultural College, SARI and NECOFA.  The theme of the AGM will be built around the World environment Day which is celebrated on 5th June.

The AGM tree planting exercise is the climax of the environmental conservation efforts in tree planting by PELUM Kenya in May 2011.  The AGM event will be preceded by tree planting exercises on 25thMay 2011in Londiani forest where it is expected that 1,500 trees will be planted; 17th May 2011 in Kakamega forest in collaboration with WRCCS where 2,000 seedlings will be planted; and on 9th May 2011 in at Kibaoni Secondary School, Machakos  in collaboration with UCCS where 2,000 seedlings  will be planted.

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