By BigEyeUg Team
Ugandan Climate Change champion, Mollen Kenyena has been named the winner in the Climate Action Awards East Africa.
This was awarded by the IGAD (Intergovernmental Authority on Development) Climate Prediction and Application Centre (ICPAC)).
According to ICPAC, Mollen Kenyena is among the generation restorers and earth champions that are leading the way in the construction of the Africa we want.
Kenyena is also part of the youth at the forefront of Sustainable Development and Climate Action in Eastern Africa.
In Kenyena’s recent video created and posted in the media for climate campaign that sparked her victory, she reveals her outstanding passion for creating awareness on Climate Change and related topics, suggesting possible solutions on Climate Action.
She also engages policymakers and governmen in climate talks.
Mollen Kenyena is a leader in climate communication in Uganda and far beyond.
Mollen Kenyena, Uganda:
I am a senior weather presenter and Morning Show host at UBC and a Weather Forecaster at Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA). With over 5 years of experience in Weather Forecasting, weather Broadcasting, and climate change communication, I was also chosen as one of the best weather presenters in the world recognized by the European meteorological society (EMS), the first in Africa to ever get this mention.
I am a founding member of Climate without Borders. I am passionate about Nature; my desire has always been and still is in being a voice of change, I want to make people understand what is going on around them. Make them see the problem so that they take action. To me, creating public awareness is necessary to realize a change I surely want to see. I have done that by personally fostering a television show dedicated to climate communication on a National Broadcaster, Sensitizing public and private schools on the need to study weather and climate, organizing youth groups to carry out voluntary community cleaning services, promote digital dissemination of weather and climate information via social networks.
Other youths that are spearheading the Sustainable Development and Climate Action in Eastern Africa include; Destin M. Sempijja (Uganda), Elizabeth Whatuti (Kenya), Eva Lopa (South Sudan), Ghaamid Abdulbasat (Tanzania), and many more.
Congratulations Mollen Kenyena!