eMazingira Environmental Campaign

13 Climate Action15 Life on Land
  • Year: 2011
  • Award: WSA Young Innovators
  • Category: Young Innovators
  • Producer: Dunstan Machoka
  • Country: Kenya



eMazingira, the word, is a combination of the first letter of the word electronic and the Swahili word mazingira (meaning environment). The eMazingira Environmental Campaign will enable citizens in Kenya to report environmental related cases such as deforestation through their mobile phones by sending text messages to a specified number (short code). This cases will also be mapped on an online portal for public viewing once verified and directed to the relevant environmental bodies in the country for action. All this is aimed at enhanced environmental conservation and ownership of the process by citizens.