Following a successful climate change radio series that provided a platform for discussion around the impact of climate change on countries in the SADC region, a two-part television production Our Changing Climate: our Time to Act Now! – launches this week. The production – developed in partnership with MIET AFRICA, the UN CC: Learn Secretariat, UNITAR, and pro-active environmental ministries in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe, showcases innovative homegrown responses to the threat of climate change in these three Southern African countries. Featuring young climate change activists who share what they are doing to improve their environment, the television production will be broadcast in English, Nyanja, Bemba, Shona, Ndebele and Chichewa.
In South Africa, school-based violence takes on many dimensions. Being involved in school violence can mean being a perpetrator or a victim, but it can also mean being a witness to the violence, which in itself can be psychologically damaging. Both learners and educators need to be provided with a safe learning and work environment. MIET AFRICA has just developed and designed the South African College of Educators’ (SACE) Teachers’ Safety and Security in South African Schools: A Handbook – a user-friendly reference for educators on information on their rights and responsibilities regarding violence in schools; how to protect him/ herself in violent situations in the school environment; and most importantly, what action to take to decrease the risk of violence against every member of the school community, both near, or in, schools and classrooms. Click here to download the handbook.