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Call for submissions: CDM African Radio Contest 2013

The secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has announced the launch of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) African Radio Contest 2013. This year, the contest winners will be awarded a prize of $2,000 US.

Under the Clean Development Mechanism, greenhouse gas emission reduction projects in developing countries can earn certified emission reduction credits. These credits can be used by industrialized countries to meet part of their emission reduction targets under the Kyoto Protocol. You can read more about the CDM here: http://cdm.unfccc.int/about/index.html

Under the theme “Changing Lives,” the contest is designed to spread the word about the benefits of CDM in Africa, especially in under-represented regions of the continent. African broadcasters and freelancers are invited to grab their microphone and recorder and create a compelling radio story that answers the question: “How can my community/city/country benefit from the CDM?”

Radio stories will be judged on originality, technical excellence, clarity of message, thoroughness of investigation, level of professionalism and presentation skills. The “Wow Factor” is also very important, so radio stories should be able to generate and hold listeners’ interest.

The deadline for submissions is October 31. For more information, please visit this link: https://cdm.unfccc.int/about/multimedia/africanradiocontest/2013/index_html

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