Best environmental journalists to be given awards

 By Michel Nkurunziza.

 The Ministry of Environment is pleased to remind media houses that applications for the Rwanda Green Growth Media Award are open until Friday 12 October at 5pm (Today).

The award recognizes outstanding journalists who contribute to advancing and raising awareness about green growth initiatives in Rwanda.

The award is being given in partnership with the Rwanda Governance Board and the Rwanda Journalists Association as part of the 2018 Development Journalism Awards.

The aim is to recognize and promote excellence and professionalism by awarding best-performing journalists and media houses.

ARJ Staff receiving the articles by journalists./Elias Hakizimana

The Rwanda Green Growth Media Award will shine a light on the efforts of reporters and media houses that report about sustainable development and raise awareness about challenges and opportunities in the environment sector as they relate to green growth.

The awards will be given to the Top Three journalists after careful selection by a panel against specific criteria.

The winner will be awarded a cash prize and have the chance to attend the UN Climate Talks taking place in Poland in December, known as COP24.

The First Runner-up and the Second Runner-Up will also receive a cash prize.

The Top Ten finalists will be invited to attend the Africa Green Growth Forum in Kigali from 26-30 November 2018.

The winners will be announced on 7 November 2018 during the celebration of African Day of Information and recognized at the Rwanda Green Growth Concert and Awards Ceremony during the Africa Green Growth Forum – a week long gathering of investors, policy makers and business leaders advancing the continent’s green growth agenda.

Qualifies articles should highlight the contents that see the success in reporting on Rwanda’s Green Growth./ Elias Hakizimana

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Elias Hakizimana

Elias Hakizimana, CEO&Founder of The Inspirer Ltd,( is a professional Rwandan Journalist with Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Communication, received from University of Rwanda’s College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) in 2014. He served various media houses in Rwanda including Rwanda Broadcasting Agency (RBA) in 2013 and became passionate with English Online and Print Media Publications where he exercised his talent as a Freelance News Reporter for The New Times, The Independent, The Rwanda Focus, Panorama and more before he became a Self-Entrepreneur as the CEO and Founder of The Inspirer Limited in early 2017.

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