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TIME FOR NATURE - World Environment Day 2020

Today marks another clarion call to all stakeholders of environment as a reflection of our continued interactions and actions on our god-giving commonwealth, most of which has been negatively impacting our environment. As the earth continues to bleed due to continued indiscriminate human and industrial activities it is time to ask our selves the fundamental question of environmental sustainability.  What kind of environment will our generations and ones yet unborn inherit from us?

Beneath the Surface - Indigenous community in Bolivia

For this indigenous community in Bolivia, promises of running water and electricity offered by a mining company never materialized. Instead, the community was subjected to environmentally destructive mining practices and explosions that threatened their livelihood—Brazil nuts. The community leaders decided to fight back, seeking external help from technical advisors, and holding countless meetings within the community in order to raise awareness.

Data Collection and Environmental Monitoring in Mining Communities

After two Shell oil spills in the Niger Delta, Nigeria’s Bodo community suffered collapsed ecosystems and chronic environmental damage. A once bountiful agrarian community was left barren. No one was held accountable for the oil spill, and its devastating consequences, so the community took matters into its own hands. With support from Amnesty International, the Media Awareness and Justice Initiative trained 120 community people, pulled from 60 communities in Rivers and Bayelsa state, on baseline data and environmental monitoring.

Film Training and Audio Visual Collection for Mining Communities - Democratic Republic of Congo

In January 2020, The Media Awareness and Justice Initiative (MAJI) collaborated with the New Media Advocacy Project and AFREWATCH to carry out film making and audiovisual content collection in the Demoractic Republic of Congo.

These trainings were aimed at educating community people living in mining communities in Kolowezi on the various ways in which they could collect audiovisual contents  and use the them for advocacy and stakeholder interactions.

Protect Our Future Project

With the Support from Global Green Grants Fund (GGF), The Media Awareness and Justice Initiative carried out the training of Environmental Monitors on how to use independent Media platforms and mobile devices in the collection and factual presentation of environmental data for non violent advocacy and stakeholder interaction. The project was aimed to acheive the following objectives