The United Nations launched the Sustainable Development Goals recently in September 2015. Goal 11 states, “Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.” In the Asia-Pacific region, many cities are particularly prone to the effects of climate change, be it in the form of natural disasters and environmental degradation effects, which threaten lives, livelihood and infrastructure. To achieve resilience, cities must achieve a capacity for handling disaster scenarios and preventing or mitigating the effects of future disasters. In line with SDG Goal 11, this workshop will provide broadcasters the essential information of the role of disaster risk management in dealing with the effects of climate change to inform their reporting on these issues.
- Give participants the basic understanding of all stages of disaster risk management and preparedness
- Provide them the necessary information on the fundamentals of climate change and its regional effects
- Provide relevant case studies highlighting the above
- Train participants on ways to communicate this information effectively to the wider public through their reporting
Profile Of Participant
- TV and radio journalists specialising in coverage of disasters and environmental issues
- Executive producers, producers & scriptwriters who produce/write scripts on environmental related issues for television and radio
- Ability to understand, speak and write in English fluently.