ACCER is Africa’s premier environmental and climate change reporting program, run and founded by the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) in 2013. PACJA is an alliance of 1000+ Civil Society organizations. It has representation in 45 countries on the continent and observer status in UNEP. There have been two ACCER cycles so far, with a break in 2015 to allow for sponsorship of journalist to the Conference of Parties in Paris (COP 21).

Over a period of three months, journalists from across Africa are invited to submit entries, which demonstrate how their work has practically enhanced access to environmental information, built Climate Change resilience or changed the way societies do business.

After the online submission process (18th February – 31st March), finalists will be announced at the sidelines of the United Nations Environmental Assembly (23rd May) and enrolled to an intensive training program (the TAAFA Academy). The 2016 ACCER Awards Gala Night will be a convergence of a broadened ownership, aimed at catalyzing mobilization and sensitization post-Paris. The winners from each category will be unveiled at the gala night on the Word Environment Day, June

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