NEWS: GLF Nairobi Media Workshop

21 Aug 2018

Journalists from across Africa explore landscape restoration stories as workshop aims to strengthen environmental reporting on the continent

GLF and this August, GLF Nairobi is about giving voices to those who don’t have a voice, but are key in restoring landscapes across Africa. To turn up the volume, we need the media, we need journalists across the continent to help the world pay attention to the many real-life, unexplored environmental stories out there.

For that, the Global Landscapes Forum, with the generous support of the GIZ (the German Development Agency), CIFOR (which has trained over 1,000 journalists in 60 countries) and the World Bank, is bringing to Nairobi 22 mid-career journalists from across African regions, media outlets and languages for two intensive days of reporting from the field and seminars on landscape-related issues and will offer a wealth of story ideas through access at the AFR100 meeting and GLF Nairobi.

What’s in store:

·      Reporting trip to restoration sites at Brackenhurst Botanical Gardens and Karura Forest (organised by IUCN in collaboration with AFR100 Initiative partners)

·      Thought-provoking interactive sessions with top experts in landscape and media-related issues focused on:

  • Collaborative documentaries in changing landscapes
  • The AFR100 Initiative
  • Gender and land rights in the context of restoration
  • REDD+: a solution to forest restoration and climate adaptation
  • Defining landscape restoration – framing our mind, building our stories
  • Successful storytelling in environmental reporting
  • Digital & Social Media readiness

·      Journalists will have full access to AFR100 meeting and GLF Nairobi and will attend both events, supporting media coverage and further strengthening their networks among scientists, policymakers and fellow media representatives.

Meet the journalists attending the GLF Nairobi Media Workshop:

  • Eugene Ndi Ndi (Nation Media Group – Cameroon)
  • Charles Mangwiro (Radio Mozambique, Mozambique)
  • Nellie Kapatuka (All Africa, Malawi)
  • Kofi Adu Domhef (TV3, Ghana)
  • Margaret Samulela (Zambia Daily Mail, Zambia)
  • Aimable Twahirwa (PanAfrican News Agency, Rwanda)
  • Kokou Tadegnon (international media outlets, Togo)
  • Johnny Miller (africaDRONE, South Africa)
  • Theodore Kouadio (SciDev, Nigeria)
  • Claire Sacramento (Soleil FM, Benin)
  • Kossivi Tiassou (Deutsche Welle)
  • Emidio Beula (Daily O Pai, Mozambique)
  • Armando Nhantumbo (Media Coop, Mozambique)
  • Alsamani Awadalla Abdelsyid (freelance, Sudan)
  • Tariku Taye (Radio FM Addis, Ethiopia)
  • Kefleyohanes Anberber Shiferaw (Addis Zemn daily, Ethiopia)
  • Madeleine Ngeunga (InfoCongo, DRC)
  • Deudonné Muamba Mubenga (B-Ove TV, DRC)
  • Mark Neils (News Room Guyana)
  • Sophie Mbugua (Mongabay, Kenya)
  • Thelma Mwadzaya (DW, Kenya)

Stay tuned for insights from the media workshop, journalist and speakers’ profiles, interviews and behind the scenes action as GLF Nairobi unrolls between 29-30 August!

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