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This initiative has evolved out of our Earthday pilots in April 2023: one of which took place in Kampala, Uganda. See here for more details. 


This project was organised by the team at African Visual Artists Association. The AVIAS team are now developing their own edition of the newspaper called The Great Imagining Africa.  They will be distributing these papers and stories at Climate and Ecology events as well as schools throughout Uganda and beyond.

This is a sister publication and does not rely on funding from the UK.  The team at The Great Imagining UK are supporting with editorial expertise and we are working together on content going forward.

The Avias team are working with activists and NGOs throughout Uganda as well as in association with artists and activists in Kenya, Nigeria, Zimbabwe and South Africa. 

The Great Imagining UK has supported young journalists in their network to visit The African Climate Summit and The Intercontinental Youth Summit. The team brought copies of the newspaper to the COP28 Green Space youth programme.


This work is developing relationships to enable effective communication, cultural understanding and learning between young people and their communities within the UK and in African States. This is within the context of building a greener, fairer, wiser future for everyone especially people experiencing directly the effects of climate change and ecological crises.

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