By Nyasha Mutena
Governments of Zimbabwe, Malawi and Zambia, in partnership with UN CC, Learn Secretariat, UNITAR and Africa will, this week launch a two-part television production to showcase innovative homegrown responses to the threat of climate change.
Dubbed “Our Changing Climate: our Time to Act Now!”, the TV production seeks to avail accurate and scientific information about climate change with a view to teach viewers how best they can mitigate and adapt to its adverse effects.
The programme also features young climate change activists from the 3 countries and what they are doing to improve their environment.
The TV production is quite opportune considering that Climate change is increasingly hindering and interfering with sustainable development in Southern Africa. With the impact of COVID-19 on the economies and development plans in the region, the need to build resilience in the post COVID-19 era becomes even more critical considering the interplay between climate change, human health, and socio-economic development.
The TV programme targets the public, including youths, adults, community and national leaders, with the assumption that the programmes will be viewed in family groups during prime time.
Through an official statement, organisers of the TV program highlighted that 4 projects, varying from the rehabilitation of a forest by a local community to a youth-led school improvement project will be showcased.