Background Communication strategy goes beyond one-way of knowledge sharing. Related stakeholders need to foster discussion and analysis of research through clear messaging, dynamic platforms and measurable pathways for impact: leverage awareness, produce sound policies and actions.
The strategy directly applies to forests and climate change and players involved including government, practitioner/communities, research institutes, NGOs, and journalists.
CIFOR will conduct a two-day workshop for Ethiopian government communicators, research organization officers and communicators focusing on forest and climate change knowledge dissemination. The aim is to develop communications skills, share experiences, build networks, collaborate, and learn about opportunities and challenges in the environmental field.
We invite experts from different fields to share their best practices in communicating science.
The program will facilitate dialog and provide opportunities to learn from each other, build networks and share experiences gained based on participants’ diverse backgrounds. This will also open wider information channels on climate change and the environment, among the most pressing issues humanity faces today.
Objectives • To discuss challenges and opportunities on forests and climate change science • To share best practices and lessons learned from forest and climate change science • To build relationships among government communications officers, practitioners, journalists and scientists. • To find common ground between the key players in the environmental field • To create new ways of gathering and disseminating environmental stories with accuracy, speed, credibility and appeal.
Participants Environmental journalists, science/government/NGO/CSO communicators working on forestry in addition to CIFOR partners in Ethiopia