17 October 2016 Last updated at: 8:35 AM

LUANAR eyeing MoU with journalists on climate change

Professor George Kanyama Phiri

Professor George Kanyama Phiri speaking during the training.

The Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR) has expressed willingness to arrest climate change hiccups on the environment in a corroborative effort with Association of Environmental Journalists (AEJ) in Malawi.

The development comes at a time when Malawi is sailing on social and economic woes that have been brought in by climate change.

Speaking at a two-day training on Climate change and development for environmental journalists in the capital Lilongwe, LUANAR’s vice chancellor Professor George Kanyama Phiri called for need to have a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the media in the country in mitigating climate change impacts.

Luke Bisani

Malawi24’s Luke Bisani paying attention to the lesson.

“Plans are to engage the association once and for almost, LUANAR is ready to sign the MoU that will articulate areas of corporation where we can work together,” said Kanyama Phiri.

He applauded the plan of having the MoU saying it is to help the general public with “correct” information on climate change.

“The best people who can disseminate information, early warnings, and negative effects on climate change are the media,” he added.

Over twenty journalists have been awarded certificates after completing the climate change and development training organised by the university.

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