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Ful Joy Kughong

Ful Joy Kughong obtained a BSc in Journalism in 1997. He reported for Ariane TV and the Guardian Post newspaper in Yaounde before joining The Farmer’s Voice newspaper in 2005. He was a Climate Change Media Partnership fellow in 2010.

Leonie Joubert

Leonie Joubert is a freelance science journalist, columnist and author based in Cape Town, South Africa ( She specialises in environmental and climate change.

Paul Jimbo

Paul Jimbo is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication, a fellow with United Nations Framework for Climate Change (UNFCCC) and COM +( an alliance of communicators). From Sudan, he uses his profession to empower women and children, who are often the most vulnerable in any society. Paul has been published in Gazeta four times…

Komila Nabiyeva

Komila Nabiyeva

Komila Nabiyeva is a freelance journalist, writing about climate change and development issues in Central Asia. She researched and wrote this article as part of a fellowship with the Climate Change Media Partnership, a collaboration of Internews, Panos and the International Insititute for Environment and Development (IIED). Komila has been published in The Guardian.

Maria Valencia

María Clara is a Colombian journalist with a background in literary studies and a strong interest in the environment. She holds a Bachelor’s in Literary Studies, a Graduate Specialization in Journalism and a Master’s in Mass Communication. Her academic background has been strengthened by broad international experience (in the USA, Europe and Latin America) in…

Gokul Chandrasekar

Gokul Chandrasekar

Gokul Chandrasekar is based in Chennai, South India, where he covers environment, health and policy for The New Indian Express. He has worked in print, online, television and radio and has covered various aspects of environment ranging from policy to human rights, green business to environmental justice. He was a CCMP fellow for 2010.

Ugochi Anyaka

Ugochi Anyaka began her broadcasting career as an undergraduate with Imo Broadcasting Corporation in Nigeria. At present, she works for Aso Radio in Abuja and hosts a climate change radio programme Green Angle. She was selected as a Climate Change Media Partnership fellow in 2010: an initiative of IIED, Internews and Panos to improve global…

Winnie Onyimbo

Winnie is an independent journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Andrea Downer

Andrea Downer

Andrea Downer is a Jamaican journalist based in Kingston. She specialises in health reporting, especially the issue of HIV/AIDS. Andrea has won several national and international awards, including the Press Association of Jamaica’s Investigative Journalist of the Year Award in 2003 and at least 12 awards from the United Nations for her work in health…

Richard Kavuma

Richard M Kavuma

Richard is senior staff writer for Uganda’s Weekly Observer and is currently reporting for The Guardian’s Katine project. He won the 2007 CNN Multichoice African Journalist of the Year Award for a series on Uganda’s efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. He is also winner of the 2006 United Nations Foundation Award for Development and Humanitarian…

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