Introducing New Moderator of Climate-Eval

David Akana is the new moderator of Climate-Eval. He joins the Evaluation office of GEF with more than 15 years experience in environmental and climate change reportage with specific focus on climate change adaptation in Africa. Akana who has interviewed high profile environment personalities and world leaders including Presidents Obasanjo of Nigeria, Abdoulaye Wade of Senegal, and Ely Mouhemed Vall of David AkanaMauritania has attended almost all climate change summits since Montreal including the sustainable development summit in Rio in 2012. His private and public sector experience include work for IUCN, WWF, Internews, Cameroon Radio Television, The Post Newspaper and the Commonwealth Secretariat in London. Akana is fluent in French and English and holds a master degree in Mass Communication from Virginia Commonwealth University. He is broadly travelled especially across Africa helping start up environmental journalism initiatives prominent among them the African Network of Environment Journalists. For his full profile visit his LinkedIN page.


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