Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Media Workshop

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Arab States
Asian Pacific Broadcasting Union


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    Overall Objective:

    To raise the awareness of local and regional media representatives from 10 Arab States countries and selective UN agencies on climate change and UNDRR activities with a focus on the linkage between climate change and disaster risk reduction in alignment with the national DRR strategies and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

    Expected Outcome:

    • The understanding and capacity of media representatives are enhanced on disaster risk-informed policies and a clear vision of the linkage between disaster risk reduction in coherence with climate change action and other Sustainable Development Goals are advanced.
    • Journalists’ role is improved in disseminating information before, during, and after disasters of all types, ranging from disasters triggered by natural hazards to human-initiated ones.
    • The preparation of journalists is advanced to cover many types of disasters just as governments and international bodies must plan to build resilience to disasters.
    • The Media Stakeholder Group for DRR is introduced and media representatives are invited to join the group.

    Key Topics:

    1. Connecting DRR actors together for timely and accurate early warning messages
    2. Case studies on mainstreaming DRR into climate change and sectoral programmes for sustainable development



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