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Training workshop for media practitioners on climate change facts, communication and adaptation strategies: report


This document reports on a workshop aimed at strengthening the capacity of media practitioners on climate change communication. It presents a summary of the workshop sessions where participants had the opportunity to learn and share good practices on climate change issues such as science of climate change, effective political advocacy, community-based adaptation as well as the roles of media in climate communication and public access to information. It also provides some recommendations on ways to improve the climate change communication gap between the media, policy makers and local communities in the country.

The workshop was held at Tendaba Camp, Kiang West, in Lower River Region of The Gambia, from 23-25 January 2012. It was carried out on the theme: Strengthening Media Capacity on the Climate Change Communication in The Gambia. The workshop brought together 36 participants. These included 27 local journalists both public and private media houses, 4 international participants and 5 Facilitators.

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  • Themes:Capacity Development, Climate Change, Community-based DRR, Governance, Information Management, Media
  • Countries/Regions:Gambia

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/26033

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