African women journalists meet in Morocco over climate change

Group photograph of some of the African women journalists at the Wastewater Treatment Plant of Mediouna in Casablanca, Morocco.

From Blessing Ibunge, Casablanca

Women Journalists from across 54 countries in Africa have converged
in Casablanca, Morocco to deliberate on the Climate Change issues, with the theme: “Climate emergency: the African media actors of change”.

The participants were editors, reporters, publication Directors of TV and radio stations, magazine journalists of both French and English-speaking African countries.

The programme organised by “Morocco Channel 2M” in Casablanca, is a network of African female journalists from 54 countries of the continent. This network aims to contribute to a greater responsibility of the African media in dealing with central issues of public interest to the continent.

Towards this end, the forum decided to focus its 2020 action plan on Climate Change and the consequences on a continent that produces only 4% of global emis- sions of greenhouse gases.

As part of the activities lined up for the programme, about 60 women journalists visited the Wastewater Treatment Plant in Mediouna yesterday, to acquaint themselves with water resources conservation through the reuse of wastewater in agricultural irrigation, among other uses.

This exploratory visit was put together in preparation to the “Rational Management of Water Resources” workshop, coming up shortly.

The African Women Journalists, hosted by Lydec Fondation, during the visit, was shown round the station’s functioning processes, the first of its kind in Morocco (and in North Africa), to use the membrane filtering technology.

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