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  • Capacity building workshop for media practitioners on climate change facts, communication and strategies for adaptation ActionAid - UK
    Global Unification The Gambia


    Date: 23 - 25 Jan 2012
    Country: Gambia
    City/State: Tendaba
    https://www.preventionweb.net/go/24409

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Capacity building workshop for media practitioners on climate change facts, communication and strategies for adaptation

MAIN ORGANIZER(S): Global Unification The Gambia (GU)

OTHER ORGANIZER(S): ActionAid - UK

Type: Training Course Date: 23 - 25 Jan 2012 Location: Gambia (Tendaba) Venue: Camp Kiang, LRR

Global Unification wishes to invite climate leaders to apply for participation or host a training session at the capacity building workshop for media practitioners on climate change facts, communication and strategies for adaptation. This workshop is organized by Global Unification The Gambia, with financial support from Action aid, The Gambia.

In the Gambia, most local communities are in the climate frontline, struggling daily to adapt to the changing climate. Yet most of these communities lacks the relevant information and skills they need to understand the cause and effect or adapt to climate change.

The media is recognized as one of key pillars of getting these information to the public. However, the work of the media to this effect is limited as they themselves has little knowledge on climate change issues.

Therefore the workshop is intended to serve as an appropriate platform where local media persons can discuss, learn and share good practices about climate change, its effects, adaptations methods and their roles in climate change education, communication and public access to information. It will consist of informative sessions and skills-building sessions on climate change issues ranging from scientific knowledge to effective political advocacy.

During the 3 day-long workshop, the 25 invited media personals will have the opportunity to have in-depth discussion on climate change issues.

Event website: http://globalunificationthegambia.org/media-climate-change-training-workshop

Target Audience

Media practitioners on climate change facts; climate leaders.

Invitation to this workshop is open to all media houses in the Gambia (both public and private) that are interested and or are involved in initiatives aimed at tackling climate change crises.

Abstracts are also accepted from persons interested to serve as facilitators or trainers to any session of the workshop.



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