Tuesday, 6 March 2012
Ugochi is a presenter and news anchor at Aso Radio and TV Abuja. She recently won the United Nations Environment Programme's Young Environmental Journalist Award (YEJA), beating over 120 entries from reporters across Africa.
Ugochi Anyaka (29) received her award at a special ceremony held during the 12th Special Session of the UNEP Governing Council / Global Ministerial Environment Forum in Nairobi, Kenya.
The winning report is entitled Saving the Trees for Paper Briquettes. The YEJA jury described Ms. Anyaka's winning entry as a "well-researched report that clearly explained the essence of reducing green house gas emissions and the need for creating environmental development in Africa".
The winner was presented with her specially-commissioned trophy by Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director, Joseph Murphy, US Permanent Representative to UNEP and UN-HABITAT and Patricia Okoed-Bukumunhe, the winner of last year's Young Environmental Journalist Award
Ms. Anyaka hosts an environmental radio show "Green Angle" on ASO Radio and also works as a producer, reporter and continuity announcer with the station. She writes an environmental blog, Eco Nigeria, at www.greennigeria.wordpress.com.
Ugochi hails from Imo State.
Sources: AllAfrica.com, Ugochi's Twitter account, YNaija