COP16 Youth Voices from Africa

Series produced by michal rahfaldt

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Youth from Kenya, South Africa, and Zambia speak out about how climate change is affecting their lives and communities.

Produced around the COP16 meeting in Mexico, the Children's Radio Foundation and UNICEF's Unite 4 Climate initiative have created a series of radio features and podcasts featuring youth voices from Africa discussing climate change and how it affects their lives.

Our newest podcast comes from Kenya, where young people in Kibera, aged 12-18, speak out about pressing environmental issues in their community. The podcast also includes a feature about two young people in Zambia and their quest to build floating schools in the flood plain.

The second podcast comes from South Africa, where young people ask if they can influence their friends and families to change their behaviors and reduce our carbon footprint.

The first podcast in this series came from Zambia, where young people from the capital Lusaka and a rural town in the Western Province recorded short radio features on climate change and how it is affecting their lives and communities.

This project is a production of UNICEF's Unite for Climate and the Children's Radio Foundation. Unite for Climate is an online community of young people from all around the world working together on Climate Change. Under the umbrella of UNICEF, our goal is to empower all youth in all countries. Unite for Climate will be a participating member at COP16 in Cancun, Mexico and ready to share the knowledge we receive globally with interested youth. The Children's Radio Foundation gives young people a voice, connecting and empowering them to contribute to individual and social change. Through the use of radio and other existing low-cost technologies, the CRF creates innovative media content made by and for children. And through equipping them with the necessary skills and tools, the CRF allows young leaders to make their voices heard. See our websites for more information: www.childrensradiofoundation.org and www.uniteforclimate.org
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Produced around the COP16 meeting in Mexico, the Children's Radio Foundation and UNICEF's Unite 4 Climate initiative have created a series of radio features and podcasts featuring youth voices from Africa discussing climate change and how it affects their lives. Our newest podcast comes from Kenya, where young people in Kibera, aged 12-18, speak out about pressing environmental issues in their community. The podcast also includes a feature about two young people in Zambia and their quest to build floating schools in the flood plain.The second podcast comes from South Africa, where young people ask if they can influence their friends and families to change their behaviors and reduce our carbon footprint.The first podcast in this series came from Zambia, where young people from the... Show full description


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Produced around the COP16 meeting in Mexico, the Children's Radio Foundation and Unicef's Unite 4 Climate initiative have produced a series of radi...

Bought by Radijojo World Children's Radio Network and KUNM


  • Added: Dec 19, 2010
  • Length: 50:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Two teenagers from western Zambia embark on a journey across the river to visit schools in the flood plain. After seeing the serious challenges stu...

Bought by Radijojo World Children's Radio Network


  • Added: Dec 19, 2010
  • Length: 06:25
  • Purchases: 1
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Produced around the COP16 meeting in Mexico, the Children's Radio Foundation and Unicef's Unite 4 Climate initiative have produced a series of radi...

Bought by KUNM and Radijojo World Children's Radio Network


  • Added: Dec 07, 2010
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Can we influence our friends and families to change their behaviors? A talk show in which 6 young Capetonians discuss the possibility of influencin...

  • Added: Dec 06, 2010
  • Length: 03:57
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Several 15 year-olds at South Peninsula High School talk about the indigenous garden and food tunnel that their environment club has grown, how gar...

Bought by KKRN, KZYX, and Radijojo World Children's Radio Network


  • Added: Dec 06, 2010
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 3
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18 year-old Noloyiso Mthana journeys each week from the township of Gugulethu where she lives, to recycle paper from her and her neighbors' homes a...

Bought by WAMC and Radijojo World Children's Radio Network


  • Added: Dec 06, 2010
  • Length: 05:23
  • Purchases: 2
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An interview of 17-year old Kapambwe Chanda who speaks with passion and intelligence about the importance of getting youth involved and interested ...

Bought by KZYX and Radijojo World Children's Radio Network


  • Added: Nov 22, 2010
  • Length: 03:46
  • Purchases: 2
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A letter to the world's leaders from 15 year-old Luyando Katenda, who asks that the world's leaders at COP16 don't repeat the mistakes of COP15.

Bought by Radijojo World Children's Radio Network


  • Added: Nov 22, 2010
  • Length: 01:50
  • Purchases: 1
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Zambian youth speak out about climate change: how it affects them, what they are doing about it, and what they hope to see the world's leaders do a...

Bought by Radijojo World Children's Radio Network


  • Added: Nov 22, 2010
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Esther Kalenga interviews her producer, Mundia Mundia
A short radio talk show in which the young host, Esther Kalenga, discusses the significance of airing a radio show about climate change and environ...

  • Added: Nov 22, 2010
  • Length: 03:29