The media play a crucial role in the fight against climate change, yet in developing countries like Namibia, climate change is poorly covered by local media and consequently the general public lack understanding of both the science and the policy implications of climate change. The media’s role includes effective reporting and informing the nation, but the media can only do so effectively if they are well-trained and have the right knowledge on how to report on this complex challenge facing Namibia.
The Environmental Awareness and Climate Change Project in collaboration with the Network of Media for Environment, Agriculture and Sustainable Development in Namibia (MEAD-Namibia) co-hosted a 2-part media training workshop on 4 October and 1 November at the Roof of Africa Hotel and Conference Centre. The workshops target Namibian employed and freelance journalists aas well as media students in Namibia. The workshop was attended by various journalists from Windhoek and other regions and also by media students.
A number of topics were addressed at the workshop and expert presentations were provided by key institutions including the Environmental Investment Fund, the Namibia Energy Institute and the Ministry of Environment and Tourism, particularly the Climate Change Unit and the SCORE Project.
Uazamo Kaura from the SCORE Project at MET presents on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
Benedict Libanda, CEO of the Environmental Investment Fund (EIF), presents on the Green Climate Fund and Namibia's engagement of the Fund to date