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Africa’s ecosystems are decreasingly at threat from climate change. Some 20 of Africa’s land face is estimated to be degraded because of soil corrosion, salinization, pollution, and loss of foliage or soil fertility. This is a result of factors including deforestation, unsustainable husbandry, overgrazing, unbridled mining conditioning, invasive alien species, and, decreasingly, climate change.
Contemporaneously, plastic waste continues to be a major challenge in the region. It is not managed well, it contributes to environmental pollution impacting livelihoods and public health.
Critical action is demanded to attack these challenges and the World Bank Group is ramping up its support to help countries shape a green, flexible, and inclusive recovery. The World Bank Group’s Climate Change Action Plan, which complements the Africa Climate Business Plan, commits that over the coming five times, 35 per cent of World Bank Group backing will directly contribute to climate action. Because without rapid-fire deployment of inclusive, climate-informed development throughout the region, 43 million further people could be pushed below the poverty line by 2030.

The Challenge Tell Us Your Story and Ideas
The World Bank’s Eastern and Southern Africa Region is launching a climate change videotape/ print competition,”Plant Trees, Not Plastics.”If you’re between 18 and 35 times old and an occupant of one of the eligible countries ( see below), we invite you to tell us a story in a 1- nanosecond videotape, OR in a print or series of prints (three prints maximum) with textbook detailing innovative conduct you or members of your community are taking toward addressing the impacts of plastic waste in your community.
Eligible countries Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sao Tome & Principe, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

Conditions for Videotape Cessions
• The videotape must be original and no further than 1 nanosecond long.
• Record in English or French in a quiet place (no music or background noise).
• Make sure the videotape isn’t shaky, the camera must be still while rephotographing.
• Hear your audio before you upload to ensure good audio quality.
• Vids shouldn’t be digitally or else altered beyond standard optimization.

Conditions for Print Cessions
• Submit an outside of three prints. Prints can also be presented as a montage.
• Along with your submission, please include crucial dispatches detailing the conduct in jotting.
• Prints that have been digitally or else altered beyond standard optimization or copied from away will be disqualified.

A panel conforming of World Bank staff will judge the entries grounded on originality, creativity/ invention, and sustainability of results. The panel will select 10 entries that will be posted online in January/ February 2022 for global followership to bounce on.

The five entries with the most votes will be awarded$ each. The winners will be communicated in February/ March 2022 via the dispatch handed with the submission.
Winners are responsible for all applicable levies and freights associated with prize damage and/ or use. No transfer or negotiation of a prize is permitted except by the World Bank.


Kehinde Abiola have been a certified Google digital marketer, a pro blogger and a KICK-ASS Freelance Wizard for years. He’s on a mission to help individual make sustainable income doing legitimate works online and business owner improve their profit making. He’s the publisher and team lead at CCN. He’s the author of different training material at notable places including CCN. He’s the Web manager [Adim] and content producer at SOJWORLDNEWS to mention a few.

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