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Dare Akogun, 14 Journalists Secure Fellowship For Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue


Mar 5, 2024

In a significant achievement, Dare Akogun, a well-known broadcaster from Kwara and Senior News Editor at Sobi FM Ilorin, has been chosen alongside 14 journalists globally to attend the 10th Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue (BETD) in Germany. The event, focusing on the Global Energiewende, will take place from March 17 to March 23, 2024.

Akogun, recognized for his role as a climate change advocate and media trainer, stands out as the sole Nigerian selected to personally attend and report on BETD 24. The list of fellows, revealed on the organizers’ website and social media in late February, includes representatives from India, Brazil, Peru, China, Bulgaria, Italy, South Africa, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Colombia, Canada, and Kenya.

While Akogun and 14 others will be physically present in Berlin, numerous fellows worldwide will cover the conference remotely from their respective countries. The fellowship is a prestigious opportunity for climate journalists to share stories and insights on global climate actions and negotiations.

Expressing his enthusiasm, Akogun highlighted the significance of raising awareness about climate issues through factual reporting. He emphasized that this aligns with the values upheld by SOBI FM and resonates with the BETD’s focus on diversifying towards renewable energy.

The Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue, a joint initiative of the German Federal Government, German Renewable Energy Federation (BEE), German Solar Association (BSW), German Energy Agency (dena), and eclareon, serves as a platform for international journalists. This BETD Media Fellowship facilitates collaboration, allowing journalists to engage with stakeholders and strengthen global energy journalism beyond national borders.

As the selected journalists prepare to attend the BETD, it is anticipated that their reporting will contribute to the ongoing discourse on innovative energy solutions, cross-border collaboration, and the broader issues of energy transition, climate change effects, and environmental sustainability.

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