African Climate Change Website Goes Global
The Africa Centre for Climate Change Knowledge Foundation, ACCCKF, website, www.accckf.org.zw has begun to attract the attention of readers and researchers from around the world, according to the editor of publication, Tapiwa Makosa.
He said the development was a result of a combination of factors.
“The quality of stories on Climate Change that we publish have made us the most authoritative voice on Climate Change in Africa hence the interest from beyond the African Continent. We have also been very active in popularising our website using different platforms including social media.”
The website has won three awards in the Lesotho Annual Climate Change and Ozone Layer Protection Media Awards after garnering the following awards:
1. Best Feature on Climate Change Adaptation.
2. Best Online News Story on Ozone Protection.
3. Best Feature on Ozone Layer Protection
The readership has grown and expanded beyond Africa.
In Africa the majority of readers are from Mozambique, Lesotho, South Africa, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Egypt and Namibia.
An analysis of readership trends has established that beyond the African Continent, the website is now attracting readers from places that include Brazil, United Kingdom, United States, Iceland, India, Argentina, Bulgaria, Canada, Ecuador, Spain, South Korea, Iraq and Portugal.
“As the only African publication on Climate Change, we seek to maintain our position as an authority in communicating Climate Change issues. With each passing day, our website is finding audiences in different parts of the world,” he said.