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Ridwan Karim Dini-Osman Wins African Journalism Award In Rwanda

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EIB Network’s multiple award-winning journalist, Ridwan Karim Dini-Osman has won an award in Kigali, Rwanda for outstanding Climate change and Environmental Reporting in Africa.

For his prize, he received a plaque and cash of $1500.

Ridwan’s winning entry broadcast on StarrFM and supported by the Pulitzer Centre in the US, ‘COP26 and The African Interest’, strived to capture the debates and issues that confronted Africa ahead of the 26th Conference of Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate change that took place in Glasgow, UK last November.

In a Facebook post Ridwan said:

Best African radio Journalist in Environmental and Climate Change Reporting. A story that aired on StarrFM, looking at Climate finance in the build-up to COP26 has brought me honour in Kigali, Rwanda – my third continental award in 5 years. Many thanks to all the experts across the continent including in Mali, Kenya and our very own Dr. Theo Acheampong  for his deep insights on the story. My immeasurable gratitude to the Pulitzer Center for supporting this project. I dedicate this award to my siblings – for dealing with my long spell of absence since I started this profession. God bless everyone for the support

Read Also: Ghanaian news anchor on a roll! Ridwan up for another African Journalism Award in Rwanda

Other winners include, Raquel Muigai and Agnes Oloo from Kenya, Temwa Mhone from Malawi and Nation reporter Cece Siago scooped the TV, Print and Online awards respectively.

Agnes Oloo and Raquel Muigai’s TV production entry, “Dry death” which looked into the impact of climate change on riverine ecosystems.

Mhone of The Nation, Malawi emerged top from his entry Making Zomba Green Again which tells the story tells of the struggles to regreen the Zomba hills threatened by the more than 90 per cent of the rural people who turn to its forest for charcoal and firewood.

Siago’s entry, This Kenyan Village Halted Deforestation by Selling Carbon Credit, on the other hand highlighted how conservation of mangroves is offering viable alternatives to fishing.

Ridwan Karim Dini-Osman is a Pulitzer Center grantee and a multiple-award-winning development journalist and news anchor working for Ghana’s EIB Network – (GHOneTV and StarrFM). Dini-Osman is a recipient of the 2018 Lorenzo Natali Media Prize, a prestigious global award run by the European Commission.

He is Ghana’s 2017 best Journalist in sustainable development reporting and ZIMEO Award 2017 Best African Journalist in Peace and Security reporting.

He also won the 2020 best African TV journalist in environmental and climate change reporting award from the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA).

Ridwan Karim Dini-Osman is a 2021 fellow of the University of Rhode Island’s Metcalf Institute Annual Science Immersion Programme for Journalists and a recipient of the 2021 International Center for Journalists’ Global Health Crisis Award for COVID-19 reporting.

Dini-Osman holds a bachelor’s in communications studies from the Ghana Institute of Journalism.

The African Climate Change and Reporting (ACCER) Award  is an initiative of the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), a coalition of civil society groups, faiths and community based organisations, academia, researchers and individuals who advocate for fair and just climate regimes for African people.

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