Wednesday, 20 August 2008

African journalists to report on climate change

Uganda is an example of a country where the media is getting its act together on climate change. But that's mainly thanks to the determination of a small group of journalists who take a personal interest in the issue and have tried to access international opportunities for training and education.

One of the key figures is Patrick Luganda, a veteran journalist who has covered agriculture for years and founded the Network of Climate Journalists of the Greater Horn of Africa, which recently launched a new website.

Also Reuters AlertNet has tried to untangle some of the challenges involved in covering the humanitarian impact of climate change in a new online training module.

NECJOGHA (Network of Climate journalists of the greater Horn of Africa) seeks to enhance interaction between climate scientists and journalists in the Greater Horn of Africa. Read more.

Reuters 15/08 Who's helping media in developing countries tackle climate change?
This article refers to the IDRC sponsored Climate Change Adaptation network to which FARA is participating.