RAF Organized online Climate Communication Training for African Journalists and NMHS Staff -19 to 21, February 2024.

Thursday, February 29, 2024 - 10:40

The WMO Regional Office for Africa (RAF) recently conducted a pivotal training program to bolster climate communication among journalists and staff from National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) across Africa. The training took place from 19 to 21 February 2024.

The primary objective of the intensive three-day workshop was to enhance participants' capacity to communicate climate change information accurately and comprehensively to diverse audiences across Africa.

The workshop brought together diverse cohorts, including Journalists and representatives from leading African media houses who received specialized training on reporting climate change issues effectively. certificate upon completion.

Participants from various departments within NMHSs, including the Public Weather Service, Communications, ICT, and Management, also attended the workshop. They focused on sharing best practices and receiving training on utilizing the latest marketing and AI-based tools for climate information production and dissemination. This workshop also served as a follow-up to a previous training session held in February 2023.

The workshop spanned three days, with the two days dedicated to NMHS staff and the last for journalists.  Each session incorporated interactive discussions, presentations, and practical exercises to facilitate hands-on learning and skill development. The Workshop also provided a valuable platform for participants to network and exchange experiences, fostering greater collaboration in climate communication efforts across the African continent.