Training for journalists “Climate Change and Public Health”

On January 21-22, 2017, in Kakheti, NGO “EcoVision” organized the training for journalists on the following topic “Climate Change and Public Health.” The training was arranged within the framework of the regional project “Climate Forum East II.”  The local partner of the project is the Georgian Red Cross Society. The regional project is coordinated by the Austrian Red Cross. The project is financed by the EU and co-financed by the Austrian Development Agency and Austrian Red Cross.

 

Training for journalists “Climate Change and Public Health”

 

The training was attended by up to 20 journalists from Tbilisi and regions. The meetings included presentations by specialists who are working in the fields of climate change and media. The following themes were presented during the training: “Climate change as a global problem and its adaptation ways," "Climate change and public health in Georgia," "Red Cross and climate change" and "Media coverage of climate change and public health issues ".

 

Training for journalists “Climate Change and Public Health”

 

The training included theoretical lectures as well as practical work. Within the working groups, the journalists prepared media products on climate change and public health issue.

 

Training for journalists “Climate Change and Public Health”

 

There was also held a discussion about different important issues related to climate change, such as legislative gaps, problems of journalists during the making of media products, the roles of media, government and society. 

 

Training for journalists “Climate Change and Public Health”

 

At the end of the training, the journalists were rewarded with certificates. Within this project, there is also planned to arrange a competition for media representatives.

 

Training for journalists “Climate Change and Public Health”

 

Climate is changing – Change your approaches too, to protect your health!

 

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