The representatives from five African regions together with Mithika Menda, Secretary General of PACJA and Samson Ogallah, Programme Manager of PACJA. (Photograph by Hilma Hashange)
An African environmental media network was officially inaugurated last week during the second Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) capacity building workshop held in Nairobi, Kenya. The new network called the Pan African Media Alliance for Climate Change (PAMACC) is made up of five regional representatives and operates under the umbrella of PACJA. The members are expected to work closely with the communication advisory board of PACJA and coordinate with all other members. The network was inaugurated by Mithika Menda, Secretary General of PACJA who promised that PACJA will make the network relevant. He said the network is there to improve climate reporting not only on a regional level but also international. PACJA is a continental coalition of 500 civil society organizations in 45 countries brought together by the common goal of climate-friendly and equity-based development. The secretariat is based in Nairobi.