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Zambian Youth on Climate Change - Full podcast

From: michal rahfaldt
Series: COP16 Youth Voices from Africa
Length: 30:00

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 at the COP16.

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Produced in the lead up to the COP16 meeting in Mexico, the Children's Radio Foundation and Unicef's Unite 4 Climate initiative have produced a series of radio features and podcasts featuring youth voices from Africa discussing climate change and how it affects their lives. 
This first podcast comes from Zambia, where young people from both 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. 
These youth journalists, aged 15-18, are also passionate environmental activists involved in local climate change mitigation projects. In a world that often underestimates youth, and particularly youth from developing countries, hearing these articulate and urgent voices express their knowledge of the world and how they view their place in it, is both a fascinating and profound experience. 
Themes they have addressed include what climate change means to them, actions they are taking to combat climate change, and interviews with other youth and local leaders about climate change and environmental issues. 
The full 30-minute podcast links the young people's reflections with those from the global climate ambassadors at last year's Children's Climate Forum in Copenhagen (directly preceding the COP15). As such, we are aiming to broadcast the full podcast right before, or possibly on the opening day of the COP16 (November 29th).  

We will produce two more podcasts to be made available during and after COP16, from South Africa and Kenya, respectively.
Within the full Zambian podcast are 3 separate features. These include: 
-- 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.  
-- An interview of 17-year old Kapambwe Chanda who speaks with passion and intelligence about the importance of getting youth involved and interested in climate change issues, and what will happen if we do nothing. 
-- A radio show in which the young host discusses the significance of airing a radio show about climate change and environmental issues with her (adult) producer. 
-- We also have a feature (still in production) in which a young reporter in rural Zambia ventures out to visit schools on the flood plain, and reports on desires to build a floating school that won't be destroyed by floods.
The full podcast, individual features mentioned above, images, the list of names of all speakers, and other contextual info required for broadcast or on your website are all available.

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Piece Description

Produced in the lead up to the COP16 meeting in Mexico, the Children's Radio Foundation and Unicef's Unite 4 Climate initiative have produced a series of radio features and podcasts featuring youth voices from Africa discussing climate change and how it affects their lives. 
This first podcast comes from Zambia, where young people from both 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. 
These youth journalists, aged 15-18, are also passionate environmental activists involved in local climate change mitigation projects. In a world that often underestimates youth, and particularly youth from developing countries, hearing these articulate and urgent voices express their knowledge of the world and how they view their place in it, is both a fascinating and profound experience. 
Themes they have addressed include what climate change means to them, actions they are taking to combat climate change, and interviews with other youth and local leaders about climate change and environmental issues. 
The full 30-minute podcast links the young people's reflections with those from the global climate ambassadors at last year's Children's Climate Forum in Copenhagen (directly preceding the COP15). As such, we are aiming to broadcast the full podcast right before, or possibly on the opening day of the COP16 (November 29th).  

We will produce two more podcasts to be made available during and after COP16, from South Africa and Kenya, respectively.
Within the full Zambian podcast are 3 separate features. These include: 
-- 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.  
-- An interview of 17-year old Kapambwe Chanda who speaks with passion and intelligence about the importance of getting youth involved and interested in climate change issues, and what will happen if we do nothing. 
-- A radio show in which the young host discusses the significance of airing a radio show about climate change and environmental issues with her (adult) producer. 
-- We also have a feature (still in production) in which a young reporter in rural Zambia ventures out to visit schools on the flood plain, and reports on desires to build a floating school that won't be destroyed by floods.
The full podcast, individual features mentioned above, images, the list of names of all speakers, and other contextual info required for broadcast or on your website are all available.

Related Website

www.childrensradiofoundation.org