COBAM-CIFOR-PACEBCo:“ Au Rythme des saisons (Following the changing seasons)“: Show no. 1-Climate change: myth or reality?


A platform for radio communication on the fight against climate change in and with  Congo Basin forests - Please listen to the show: "Climate Change: Myth or Reality?"


Kindly listen to the show: Show no. 1"Climate Change: Myth or Reality?"


Lack of information on climate change and its ties with forests is a reality in Central Africa. In contrast, at global level, climate change-related processes and concepts are evolving at such a fast pace that policymakers in Central Africa are finding it difficult to keep up. Furthermore, available information is often broadcast through fairly selective channels (articles in scientific journals, newsletters, website etc.), hence it does not always reach target populations. The radio, therefore, remains the most accessible channel, since it is available and inexpensive.


“Au Rythme des saisons” is a radio talk show, produced monthly by COBAM-CIFOR and broadcast on the national station, CRTV (Cameroon Radio and Television), a radio station whose wavelength spans the entire territory of Cameroon. Panellists are experts in their respective fields and are selected depending on the topic to be discussed, in order to air up-to-date information on climate change, forests and the Congo Basin. Through this channel, decision-makers and other stakeholders, local communities are afforded an opportunity to join discussions on issues relating to climate change and sustainable management of Congo Basin forests.


Discussants invited to the debate


Alain Bellini : Editorial journalist, receives discussants in the studios of the Cameroon Radio Television (CRTV-radio)

- Dr Joseph Amougou : Climatologist and Climate change focal point 

- Dr Anne-Marie Tiani: COBAM project coordinator

- Dr Denis Sonwa : Researcher at CIFOR



- Wilfried Pokam : Physics Lecturer  at the University of Yaounde I

- Pierre Abé : Farmer


Background of the show


“Au Rythme des saisons” is a radio platform on climate change and forests of the Congo Basin produced by the COBAM project which is implemented by CIFOR. The COBAM project (Climate Change and Forests in the Congo Basin: Synergies between Adaptation and Mitigation) is funded by the African Development Bank (ADB), through its support to the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) for the implementation of the Support Programme for the Conservation of Ecosystems in the Congo Basin (PACEBCo).


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