Six African journalists have been selected as finalists in the 2015 APO Energy Media Award.
Journalists were made to send entries of their works that had been broadcast or published in print or online publications, with subject matter focusing on a single topic or a variety of subjects, including – but not limited to – oil, gas, electricity, geothermal energy, hydropower, solar energy, wind power, nuclear, coal, biomass and more.
Stories were judged based on content, writing, analysis, creativity, human interest and community impact. The APO Energy Media Award celebrates brilliant and inspiring stories about Energy in Africa.
2015 APO Energy Media Award Finalists are:
Patrick MAYOYO (@pmayoyo) – Kenya
“How the call to divest from fossil fuel is rattling the African continent” (http://www.apo.af/slNVI9)
Afedraru LOMINDA (@lominda25) – Uganda
“Despite challenges, Uganda’s energy sector grows” (http://www.apo.af/Blzp7z)
Maureen ODIWUOR (@maureen_odiwuor) – Kenya
“Don’s cheap freezer that keeps produce farm fresh” (http://www.apo.af/nsXFF8)
Kofi Adu DOMFEH (@adomfeh) – Ghana
“Future Concern Is No Longer About Energy Security But Climate Change” (http://www.apo.af/9iKBLw)
Allan AKOMBO (@AllanOdhiambo) – Kenya
“Why coal is key for Kenya’s power needs despite protests by the West” (http://www.apo.af/KlfQa9)
James KARUGA (@karugaj) – Kenya
“Turning blood to power, Maasai pastoralists begin bottling biogas” (http://www.apo.af/TVc1lX)
The first-place winner will travel to Dubai to attend the Africa Energy Forum (http://www.africa-energy-forum.com) held in Dubai from 8-11 June 2015 and gets one year of access to over 600 airport VIP lounges worldwide.