Sakina Majawa Kaima, the Radio Listeners Club (RLC) Coordinator and Judith Sonkho, producer at Chanco Community Radio introduce the programme with a short interview with Prof. Sosten Chiotha on the climate change impacts already being faced in the Lake Chilwa Basin and the important role of the RLCs and Chanco Community Radio in building communities’ adaptive capacity.
The programme features selected interviews and excerpts from the “nkhani za ku mudzi” (Stories from the Village) programmes from early 2015 when intense rainfall and severe flooding impacted these communities. Different community members share on the impacts of the flooding on their livelihoods and health, particularly the damage to crops and consequent hunger, and the spread of waterborne diseases.
There are interviews that discuss the exacerbating role of population growth, driving increased vulnerability to climate change and the importance of family planning as an intervention.
Interviews with district extension workers, working together with these communities, as well as community members themselves, highlight some of the adaptation measures that these communities are seeking to use to build their resilience to climate change and natural disasters, for example Conservation Agriculture.