EcoForum has been vigorously advocating for media houses in Africa to at least have a dedicated environmental/sustainable livelihoods desk. The Forum in partnership with other stakeholders has been conducting training workshops and environmental accredited courses for the media to enable them to accurately cover environmental and sustainability issues.
However, our efforts are being frustrated by lack of funding. After encouraging the media to join EcoForum, train them and urge them to do sustainability stories on radio, TV and print we as a forum always fall short when we fail to support the media with leads, sustainability topics to discuss or write about, contacts, further training e.t.c and in the end they stop.
So we are seeking support and funding to enable us to run EcoForum smoothly. The Forum will be like the backbone for Eco-Journalism in Africa.