Baraka FM reporter wins climate change award in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Baraka FM reporter wins climate change award in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Ms. Diana Wanyonyi being congratulated by the chairman of the ACCER panel Mr. Barack Muluka in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on October 18, 2016

Mombasa,KENYA: Ms. Diana Wanyonyi of  Baraka FM is the winner of  the African Climate Change and Environmental Reporting  (ACCER Awards) held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Ms Wanyonyi won in the radio category following her piece on climate change in the coastal region.

Speaking after receiving the award on Tuesday, an elated Ms. Wanyonyi attributed her success to God and hard work.

“I thank God for His endless favour and mercies.  I also thank my family and my media house-Baraka FM – for their support”, said an elated Wanyonyi.

Ms. Wanyonyi who has a passion for Environment and Health stories also acknowledged her fellow Journalists in Africa whom she said have dedicated their time to being voice of the voiceless.

“God will reward them indeed,’ she added.

She jetted back into the country Tuesday evening from Addis Ababa.

Ngala Kilian Chimton of Cameroon emerged runners up in the radio category.

The programme was founded in 2013 by and is run by the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA).

The goal of ACCER is to raise the profile of climate change and sustainable development in Africa by recognizing the important role that media practitioners play in the environmental discourse.