Giving Nature a Voice gets funding from Canadian Philanthropists
Ross Beaty of the Sitka Foundation speaks Tuesday in Vancouver.
Tuesday, 13th March 2018: A luncheon featuring some long-standing Vancouver business people saw a number of pledges in support of a documentary film campaign to shed light on “critical environmental issues facing Africa.”
In a media release, the Sitka Foundation and the Aga Khan University sought to highlight “the philanthropic works of mining titans Ross Beaty and Lukas Lundin.”
The series is called Giving Nature a Voice and will be administered by the Aga Khan University’s Graduate School of Media and Communications in Nairobi, Kenya.
A number of local and international corporations pledged $50,000 each for the documentary series.
Michael Meyer, founding dean of the school, was joined by Firoz Rasul, the university’s president and filmmaker Andrew Tkach in presenting the series, which they say have influenced local and national policies in Africa.
“It’s simply an honour for us to be able to empower Africans to protect Africa through these films and partnership with the Aga Khan University,” said the Sitka Foundation’s Carolynn Beaty
“The teams are not only creating award-winning films that are chronicling beautiful, tragic and hopeful environmental stories, but they are also trying to influence policy makers and leaders who can create long term change,” she added.