Date Posted: September 21st, 2009
Farm Radio International is pleased to announce that the 2009 George Atkins Communications Award winner is Gladson Makowa, a producer for the Story Workshop in Malawi. Gladson has written many excellent scripts and articles for Farm Radio International since 2004. One of Gladson’s scripts, called Manure the Magic Worker, was a winner in the 2008 scriptwriting competition “Farmers Strategies for Adapting to Climate Change.” As well as writing award-winning scripts, Gladson has been a regular contributor to Farm Radio Weekly. Most recently, Gladson wrote a story for FRW about villagers losing land to a sugarcane plantation (http://weekly.farmradio.org/2009/06/15/1-malawi-villagers-lose-land-to-sugar-plantation-by-gladson-makowa-for-farm-radio-weekly-in-malawi/). This story was featured in our special FRW series on land grabbing.
Gladson was thrilled to hear the news that he had won the award. “The announcement that I have won the George Atkins Award amazed me and made me notice that there are other people who appreciate and note the impact that I make through the programs which I produce. Because of that honour, I felt fulfilled, recognised, and humbled. I knew that what we think to be impossible is possible. We just need to continue doing our work with passion and love for the poor.”
Congratulations again to Gladson!