After six months in production, the DW and Channels TV collaboration eco@africa is embracing a new partner, Kenya's KTN. As of this week, the environment show will be co-presented from Nairobi.
On this week's eco@africa, we have an exciting new format! With KTN on board, Nneota Egbe will be joined by co-presenter Edith Kimani. Based in Nairobi, she will bring stories from Kenya and other countries in the region to create the first pan-African environment show - with a European element, of course.
As eco@africa viewers will know, the past six months have been an exciting whirlwind of environmental activity. Presenter Nneota Egbe has taken us on trips around Europe and Africa, exploring imaginative renewable energy sources, revealing incredible new uses for discarded plastic, and searching for ways to cut back on food waste.
We have been underground to see how a disused coal mine has been transformed into a storage plant for green power, we have seen fishermen in Cape Verde turn to the sun to keep their fish cool, strutted our stuff on a sustainable dance floor, ventured into Nigeria's world of hydroponics, been to a repair café in Berlin and seen just how much we need the lowly earthworm. And so much more.
The new show will continue to bring you an eclectic mix of stories that highlight the environmental problems we all face, and present possible solutions that can be adopted all over the world. We hope you look forward to seeing what we come up with as much as we look forward to making it all happen. Tune in on Saturday for the first edition.
What's coming up this week?
Kenya is set to become the biggest producer of geothermal energy in Africa over the next five years thanks to a major project in the Rift Valley. How does this clean energy work and could the country serve as an example for other states on the continent?
In South Africa, we find out how a quack team of ducks is fighting snail infestations on vineyards and why that's good news for bees and other useful insects.
We also head to Spain, where genetically modified maize is so widely farmed that it's threatening the organic sector. Organic farmers are unable to label their maize as organic due to cross-pollination. That's threatening their livelihoods. But Bayer's recent takeover of seed-producer Monsanto could be set to change things. Tune in to find out more.