International recognition for the Rainmakers of Nganyi

Written by Amelia Pretorius on 2017-05-18 07:26:18

This is the story of how new research is bringing ancient and modern ways of knowing together to build climate resilience in Africa.

Researchers at Kenyan universities were faced with a problem: the weather forecasts that they were providing weren’t being taken seriously. Faced with climate change and climatic extremes, farmers were losing crops and finding it increasingly difficult to predict the weather.

Planet in Focus awarded The Rainmakers of Nganyi with the 2016 Best International Short Film Award. The Sustainability Institute co-produced this film, and we are extremely proud of the researchers and filmmakers for what they achieved!

To view the video, please click on the image below.

PIF2016 LAUREL InternationalShort