Edith Abilogo: Emphasis on shaping Media discourse on forests and adaptation to climate change in the Congo Basin
Emphasis on shaping the debate on adaptation to climate change in media<br />10 March 2011, Addis Abeba<br />Edith Abilogo<br />Regional Communication Officer for Africa<br />
OUTLINE<br />I- Background on COFCCA Project<br />Context of communication in central africa<br />Preliminary efforts on capacity building<br />a- Media science policy dialogue<br />b- Students support<br /> c- Partnership with media-network<br />Way forward<br />Conclusion<br />
INTRODUCTION TO CoFCCA <br />COFCCA is a Project focussed on forests and Adaptation to CC in the Congo Basin<br />Main Objective: Contribute to national CC adaptation processes in targeted countries through the development of policies and strategies focussed on the sustainable use of forestsresources<br />Duration: 2008-2011<br />Target countries: DRC, CAR, Cameroon<br />Funded by IDRC<br />
CONTEXT OF COMMUNICATION <br />Why it was important to develop capacity buiding activities towards media in the region?<br />What were the objectives ?<br />What was implemented already ?<br />What was already achieved?<br />Lessons learned and way forward?<br />
Scholarship support to Masters students of communication Schools/universities<br />Granting of fellowship<br />Mentoring Programme<br />Continues training<br />
Types of topics<br />*Media role in the enhancement of National broadcasting company. Case study of RTNC and Radio Television Amani in DRC<br />*International Media and the building of national public opinion towards forest, adaptation and climate change<br />*Analysis of internal communication in a media house during major events.<br />Documentation : analysis of the access and the quality of informationwithin a specialised centre<br />
Major challenges<br />(1) How to engage in the longer term with such experience<br />(2)How to extend these activities with media to other countries within the region?<br />(3) Evaluation of the actual activities will certainly lead us to define new strategies<br />
Way forward<br />Exploring ways to introduce forests and climate change in journalist and communication universities in Central Africa<br />Evaluating the activities already done and how to put then forward<br />COBAM Project as a next stage for such experience<br />
FOR MORE INFOS<br />EMAIL<br />firstname.lastname@example.org<br />OUR WEBSITES<br />www.cifor.cgiar.org<br />www.forestsclimatechange.cgiar.org<br />OUR BLOGS<br />www.facebook.com/ciforafrica.org<br />http://twitter.com/#!/cifor_forets<br />
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