At the global climate conference held in Paris earlier this year, Deutsche Welle and Channels TV agreed to deepen their cooperation by starting the joint production of an environmental program called Eco@Africa. The new program offers an in-depth look at environmental innovations and best-practice guidelines in Africa and Europe and presents ideas on ecological protection from all over the world. DW and Channels TV used the event, which was broadcast in Nigeria at prime time, to pay tribute to “Eco Heroes”, which included Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola, co-founder of WeCyclers.
Eco@Africa aims to help bring environmental issues to the forefront in Nigeria, and Deutsche Welle Director General, Peter Limbourg, invited Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola, together with the other recognised ‘EcoHeroes’ winners, to present her WeCyclers project at this year’s Global Media Forum taking place in Bonn in June. Eco@Africa focuses on the preservation of biological diversity, the utilization of national resources, energy sources of tomorrow and the mobility of the future.
Commenting on the importance of this new initiative and the recognition of Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola and the other winners by Eco@Africa, Peter Limbourg said at the official launch event in Abuja: “This initiative offers us a great opportunity to work with a relevant partner on a program that highlights the issues that affect us all. We are convinced that this approach to presenting environmental issues will strike a chord with viewers – not only in Nigeria, but around the world