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Sobi FM’s Award-Winning Editor, Dare Akogun, Lands In Egypt To Cover Cop-27

Sobi FM’s senior and award-winning editor, Dare Akogun, has landed in Egypt, to cover the forthcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference, UNFCCC,  commonly tagged “COP27”.

His accreditation was concluded, and participation was confirmed, last week in an email, sent by the UNFCCC IBC Manager, Tim Davies, in which he indicated that one Workstation had been reserved for SOBI FM at the Media Centre of the event.

It would be recalled that Sobi FM reported last week, it has emerged as the only Nigerian radio station to cover the conference, beginning tomorrow, the 6th to 18th of November, 2022.

Akogun who took off from the Muritala Mohammed International Airport Lagos at about 3 pm Nigerian time, arrived in Egypt, after about 5 hours flight, and will be on the ground to give live reports, on the 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference, that will hold in the coastal town of Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, beginning from Sunday, 6th of November.

Climate change is a long-term shift in temperatures and weather patterns, that seems to affect the quality of the environment, in negative ways, such that it becomes a matter of grave concern to world leaders, who have tried to limit those human activities that contribute to it.

Some of the adverse effects of climate change are, excessive rainfall, resulting in over-flooding, as recently witnessed in Nigeria recently, or acute lack of rain (draught) in some parts of the world.

Dare Akogun

Dare Akogun is a dynamic media innovator, strategic communication professional, and seasoned climate and environmental sustainability journalist with over 10 years of influential contributions to the media industry.

He Currently serving as the Head of Digital Media, Senior News Editor, and a presenter at Sobi FM 101.9, a leading radio station in Ilorin, Nigeria.

Dare is on a mission to leverage his media innovation expertise and project management skills to produce high-quality, accurate, and engaging content, while advocating for reduced fossil fuel consumption, especially coal, to combat effect of global warming.

He has covered comprehensively environmental issues and COP conferences, including COP28 in Dubai last year , COP 27 in Egypt, and the United Nations Least Developed Countries conference in Doha, in 2023.

He is a recipient of fellowship to be part of a 15 team of journalists selected worldwide to cover the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2024.

He has a Master's Degree in Mass Communication, from the University of Lagos, a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from the Lagos State University and also a
Certification in Business Administration and Management, from the Babson College, Massachusetts, United States of America.

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