Glance at the timetable for the Caravan of Hope – a two-week campaigning road trip across 10 African countries, covering more than 7,000km (4,350 miles) – and it resembles the kind of frantic continental tour where countries flash past the coach window and any more meaningful engagement is off the itinerary. If it’s Tuesday, this must be Tanzania.
But the reality could hardly be more different. The Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (Pacja), a network of climate change campaigning organisations, has two objectives for its caravan. The first is to transport 300 African activists – farmers, environmental scientists, youth leaders and others – to the UN climate change negotiations in Durban, South Africa, to demand a fair deal for the continent.
For more on this story, visit: A campaigning road trip in Africa for climate justice | Ally Carnwath | Global development | guardian.co.uk.