All for our environment

Sustainable Development Education

Capacity Building of Young Communication Professionals
The capacity building program for young communication professionals prepares them to address sustainable development issues in Africa. It is based on an E-learning platform. Year after year, trained young journalists form an increasingly dense and influential network to defend the environment.
Media are a powerful and essential channel for raising environmental awareness among the general public. The Foundation organizes annual training courses on environmental issues to help journalists carry out their role as environmental scouts.

Launched in 2011 in partnership with the Center for Mediterranean Cooperation (IUCN-Med), the project relies on the educational resources of UNESCO, UNEP and ISESCO as well as a remote learning platform, which is the only way to enable journalists throughout Africa to take part in this training program.

Over three sessions (2013, 2015 and 2017), content has evolved to provide more knowledge of African realities.

At the end of each session, the young journalists submit a journalistic investigation on current environmental issues, the best of which are honored.

Journalists from 11 African countries (Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Mauritania, Benin, Senegal, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire and Cameroon) took part in this training. They operate in television, radio, print media and the Internet.

They now constitute an exchange and sharing network that acts as a local relay to raise awareness among the people of Africa.

Sustainable Development Education

Capacity Building of Young Communication Professionals

The Goals

  • Introduction
  • Implementation
  • Achievements
The capacity building program for young environmental journalists aims to:
Help the media raise public awareness of environmental issues by increasing journalists' knowledge
Create a network of environmental journalists in Africa to raise awareness


The Young Journalists' capacity building program is based on an e-learning platform designed and run by the Foundation.
Journalists apply to participate in the training
They attend courses remotely, with the assistance of a moderator and a committee of scientific experts
They produce a report on the environment; the best works are honored at the end of the session



Sessions organized


Journalists trained


Countries participating