Call for Participation in the Regional Workshop on Linking Media and Climate Change

Aug 22nd, 2011 | By | Category: Nepal, Upcoming Events

Climate change has hit every component in the earth. The capacity to cope with climate hazards and adapt to impacts of climate change depends on the strength and diversity of peoples’ livelihood assets viz. natural, social, human, financial and physical assets.

Adaptation to climate change impacts, on the other way, can be enhanced through increasing an access of vulnerable communities and the policy makers to the information and adaptation options. For which lies the importance of a robust information, education and communication that can decode the climate change technicalities and inform in a simple language that people and policy makers can understand.

In this context, the role of media is very important in two counts, one to document local impacts of climate change and community innovated adaption measures to the policy makers and the other, to aware communities on the process and future impacts of climate change as well as the points where they can get information and support for adaptation. But there is a wider consensus on the need of building capacity of media in the issues of climate change and technical documentation.

Keeping those challenges in consideration Local Initiatives for Biodiversity, Research and Development (LI-BIRD) is organizing a three day regional workshop on “Linking Media and Climate Change” to empower media on scientific understanding, documenting and scientific reporting of climate change issues and impacts in Nepal.

The workshop will enhance capacity of media person on the scientific and technical issues and concepts of climate change and its impacts in Nepal and technical ways for collecting the information and connecting to the public through different means of media with simple language.

We will ensure interactive discussions, power point presentations, community interactions and field visits and reporting to enhance the capacity of participants.

Eligibility

1. Representatives from print, TV, radio, online media from western development region of Nepal (but not limited)
2. Only one participant from one media house will be selected. But more than one participants are encouraged to apply
3. Applicants need to fill the application form completely
4. Applicants will be selected and informed one week after the application deadline
5. Letter of approval allowing the participation of the applicant from the working media house in compulsory after being selected for the workshop.

Application Deadline: 31 August 2011

Program Date: 8-10 September 2011

Venue: Hotel Peninsula, Pokhara

The workshop will be in a closed camp, where participants must be available in the workshop during the entire period.

Only selected 25 applicants will be called for participation. Telephone calls will not be entertained.

To download application form, right click on the link below and choose “Save as..” option from context menu (for Firefox/Chrome: choose Save Link as.. and for Internet Explorer: choose Save Target as..) Application Form

Please send your application to: info@libird.org, OR Local Initiatives for Biodiversity, Research and Development (LI-BIRD)
Gairapatan, Pokhara, P. O. Box: 324 Phone#: 061-535357/526834, Fax#: 061-539956 www.libird.org

Krishna Lamsal, Email: klamsal@libird.org, Mobile: 9841483937 Mahesh Shrestha, Email: mshrestha@libird.org, Mobile: 9803210196

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