LSE launches new podcast for African youth

Published 31/01/2023

The London School of Economics and Political Science has launched a new youth-centred podcast called ‘The Climb Podcast’ through The Firoz Lalji Institute for Africa.

The mission of The Firoz Lalji Institute for Africa is to focus on engagement with Africa through research, teaching and public events, strengthening LSE’s long-term commitment to placing Africa at the heart of understanding and debates on global issues.

It also home to the Program for African Leadership, established at LSE to empower a new generation of African leaders who will promote best practices of economic and social development in their organisations and countries.

The Climb Podcast will create a platform to tell the extraordinary stories of youths across Africa and in the diaspora, in a bid to celebrate their achievements and encourage greater youth participation in the growth and development of the African continent.

Produced in collaboration with Channels Media Group, each episode is 20-30 minutes long and published fortnightly across all major podcast sharing platforms such as Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

John Momoh, chairman of Channels Media Group, commented on the production saying, “We as change makers in the broadcast industry are delighted to team up with LSE to birth this project, and we are confident that its impact will reverberate around the world.”

“LSE is proud to embark on this pioneering co-production”

Channels Media Group is an umbrella organisation made up of Channels Television, IDS Africa, Channels Academy and other subsidiaries. The multiple award-winning television station is known for producing and broadcasting quality television programs, transmitted to over 40 million viewers in Africa and around the world.

The group will leverage their expertise and huge social media audiences in Africa to support the success of the podcast project.

“Building on our Programme for African Leadership, LSE is proud to embark on this pioneering co-production with Channels TV to tell the stories of some extraordinary young Africans to inspire a generation of future leaders,” founder of the Firoz Lalji Institute for Africa at LSE, Firoz Lalji, said.

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