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  • AUCC PARTNERS UNESCO AND INDEPTH TO ORGANIZE CLIMATE CHANGE WORKSHOP

    The African University College of Communications (AUCC) partnered with UNESCO and Indepth Network to organize a three- day workshop on the theme Strengthening climate change mitigation and adaptation in the Sahel and West Africa at the Miklin Hotel in Accra.Over sixty participants from Ghana, Mali, Sudan, Nigeria, Togo, Cote d’Ivoire, Niger, Burkina Faso, Benin and Senegal attended the conference which was held from 18th to 20thSeptember, 2013.The objectives of the workshop included identification of the various actors involved in climate change issues across the Sahel and West African region; bringing the social dimension of climate change to the fore front of national issues; as well as creating awareness of the public on climate change through the production of targeted media programmes.In her welcome address, Ghana’s Deputy Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Bernice Adiku Helloo, encouraged the workshop participants to come out with an action plan that could be of practical benefit to stakeholders of Africa’s agricultural sector who were already bearing the brunt of the extreme weather conditions caused by climate change.Mr. Osman Sankoh, Executive Director of Indepth Network stated that his organization was involved in the workshop  primarily because it was in line with Indepth’s mission of helping to provide a better understanding of health and social issues to alleviate major health and social problems in low and middle income countries.The UNESCO  representative to Ghana, Benin, Togo, Liberia and Sierra Leone, Mr. Tirso Dos Santos indicated that “ the  timing of the workshop was highly appropriate”  given the dramatic changes in climatic conditions that was occurring  across the globe and the fact that the UN decade of sustainable development was about to end in 2014.Acting president of AUCC, Prof. Kwaku Armah explained that AUCC was excited to be part in the workshop because management of the University was of the view that African journalists who had a thorough understanding of climate change issues could better educate their fellow Africans on the issues inherent in this looming debacle. “AUCC’s belief is that  climate change  has to be defined in terms of its relevance  to Africans in order  for localized solutions to be found to the problem”, he said.Participants at the workshop who included UNESCO  experts, water resources experts, social scientists, demographers, public health specialists, policy-makers, the media and local stakeholders, shared their  research findings on climate change as well as the various interventions that their individual countries had instituted to address  the socio-economic and health issues that climate change had engendered.The workshop participants unanimously agreed that climate change had impacted negatively on health, crop productivity and the vulnerable on the continent. They also agreed that there was a clear correlation between climate change and migration in Africa albeit admitting that climate change was not the only cause of migration in the region.As part of the proposed interventions towards issues posed by climate change, participants suggested that African governments put in place institutional and macro-economic conditions that would support adaptation and resilience to climate change at local, national and transnational levels.Workshop participants also called on stakeholders to commit enough funds for the effective dissemination of climate change issues in a consistent and sustained manner to the general public - particularly to those in the rural areas-The Dean of the AUCC School of Communication Studies, Dr. Augustina Amakye revealed that, AUCC was going to include an environmental communication course - of which climate change issues would be an integral component- to its development communications programme. In this vein, Indepth Network donated $20,000 to support AUCC to form a coalition  of journalists  who will be supporting  the University to educate media personnel on climate change issues.The Capacity Strengthening & Training Manager of Indepth Network, Mr. Martin Bangha, also made a clarion call to climate change experts on the continent to come together and exchange ideas on how to effectively mitigate and adapt the various socio-economic and health issues that had been brought about by climate change.By Barbara Gyamfi

  • AUCC PARTNERS UNESCO AND INDEPTH TO ORGANIZE CLIMATE CHANGE WORKSHOP

    The African University College of Communications (AUCC) partnered with UNESCO and Indepth Network to organize a three- day workshop on the theme Strengthening climate change mitigation and adaptation in the Sahel and West Africa at the Miklin Hotel in Accra.Over sixty participants from Ghana, Mali, Sudan, Nigeria, Togo, Cote d’Ivoire, Niger, Burkina Faso, Benin and Senegal attended the conference which was held from 18th to 20thSeptember, 2013.The objectives of the workshop included identification of the various actors involved in climate change issues across the Sahel and West African region; bringing the social dimension of climate change to the fore front of national issues; as well as creating awareness of the public on climate change through the production of targeted media programmes.In her welcome address, Ghana’s Deputy Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Bernice Adiku Helloo, encouraged the workshop participants to come out with an action plan that could be of practical benefit to stakeholders of Africa’s agricultural sector who were already bearing the brunt of the extreme weather conditions caused by climate change.Mr. Osman Sankoh, Executive Director of Indepth Network stated that his organization was involved in the workshop  primarily because it was in line with Indepth’s mission of helping to provide a better understanding of health and social issues to alleviate major health and social problems in low and middle income countries.The UNESCO  representative to Ghana, Benin, Togo, Liberia and Sierra Leone, Mr. Tirso Dos Santos indicated that “ the  timing of the workshop was highly appropriate”  given the dramatic changes in climatic conditions that was occurring  across the globe and the fact that the UN decade of sustainable development was about to end in 2014.Acting president of AUCC, Prof. Kwaku Armah explained that AUCC was excited to be part in the workshop because management of the University was of the view that African journalists who had a thorough understanding of climate change issues could better educate their fellow Africans on the issues inherent in this looming debacle. “AUCC’s belief is that  climate change  has to be defined in terms of its relevance  to Africans in order  for localized solutions to be found to the problem”, he said.Participants at the workshop who included UNESCO  experts, water resources experts, social scientists, demographers, public health specialists, policy-makers, the media and local stakeholders, shared their  research findings on climate change as well as the various interventions that their individual countries had instituted to address  the socio-economic and health issues that climate change had engendered.The workshop participants unanimously agreed that climate change had impacted negatively on health, crop productivity and the vulnerable on the continent. They also agreed that there was a clear correlation between climate change and migration in Africa albeit admitting that climate change was not the only cause of migration in the region.As part of the proposed interventions towards issues posed by climate change, participants suggested that African governments put in place institutional and macro-economic conditions that would support adaptation and resilience to climate change at local, national and transnational levels.Workshop participants also called on stakeholders to commit enough funds for the effective dissemination of climate change issues in a consistent and sustained manner to the general public - particularly to those in the rural areas-The Dean of the AUCC School of Communication Studies, Dr. Augustina Amakye revealed that, AUCC was going to include an environmental communication course - of which climate change issues would be an integral component- to its development communications programme. In this vein, Indepth Network donated $20,000 to support AUCC to form a coalition  of journalists  who will be supporting  the University to educate media personnel on climate change issues.The Capacity Strengthening & Training Manager of Indepth Network, Mr. Martin Bangha, also made a clarion call to climate change experts on the continent to come together and exchange ideas on how to effectively mitigate and adapt the various socio-economic and health issues that had been brought about by climate change.By Barbara Gyamfi

  • AUCC PARTNERS UNESCO AND INDEPTH TO ORGANIZE CLIMATE CHANGE WORKSHOP

    The African University College of Communications (AUCC) partnered with UNESCO and Indepth Network to organize a three- day workshop on the theme Strengthening climate change mitigation and adaptation in the Sahel and West Africa at the Miklin Hotel in Accra.Over sixty participants from Ghana, Mali, Sudan, Nigeria, Togo, Cote d’Ivoire, Niger, Burkina Faso, Benin and Senegal attended the conference which was held from 18th to 20thSeptember, 2013.The objectives of the workshop included identification of the various actors involved in climate change issues across the Sahel and West African region; bringing the social dimension of climate change to the fore front of national issues; as well as creating awareness of the public on climate change through the production of targeted media programmes.In her welcome address, Ghana’s Deputy Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Bernice Adiku Helloo, encouraged the workshop participants to come out with an action plan that could be of practical benefit to stakeholders of Africa’s agricultural sector who were already bearing the brunt of the extreme weather conditions caused by climate change.Mr. Osman Sankoh, Executive Director of Indepth Network stated that his organization was involved in the workshop  primarily because it was in line with Indepth’s mission of helping to provide a better understanding of health and social issues to alleviate major health and social problems in low and middle income countries.The UNESCO  representative to Ghana, Benin, Togo, Liberia and Sierra Leone, Mr. Tirso Dos Santos indicated that “ the  timing of the workshop was highly appropriate”  given the dramatic changes in climatic conditions that was occurring  across the globe and the fact that the UN decade of sustainable development was about to end in 2014.Acting president of AUCC, Prof. Kwaku Armah explained that AUCC was excited to be part in the workshop because management of the University was of the view that African journalists who had a thorough understanding of climate change issues could better educate their fellow Africans on the issues inherent in this looming debacle. “AUCC’s belief is that  climate change  has to be defined in terms of its relevance  to Africans in order  for localized solutions to be found to the problem”, he said.Participants at the workshop who included UNESCO  experts, water resources experts, social scientists, demographers, public health specialists, policy-makers, the media and local stakeholders, shared their  research findings on climate change as well as the various interventions that their individual countries had instituted to address  the socio-economic and health issues that climate change had engendered.The workshop participants unanimously agreed that climate change had impacted negatively on health, crop productivity and the vulnerable on the continent. They also agreed that there was a clear correlation between climate change and migration in Africa albeit admitting that climate change was not the only cause of migration in the region.As part of the proposed interventions towards issues posed by climate change, participants suggested that African governments put in place institutional and macro-economic conditions that would support adaptation and resilience to climate change at local, national and transnational levels.Workshop participants also called on stakeholders to commit enough funds for the effective dissemination of climate change issues in a consistent and sustained manner to the general public - particularly to those in the rural areas-The Dean of the AUCC School of Communication Studies, Dr. Augustina Amakye revealed that, AUCC was going to include an environmental communication course - of which climate change issues would be an integral component- to its development communications programme. In this vein, Indepth Network donated $20,000 to support AUCC to form a coalition  of journalists  who will be supporting  the University to educate media personnel on climate change issues.The Capacity Strengthening & Training Manager of Indepth Network, Mr. Martin Bangha, also made a clarion call to climate change experts on the continent to come together and exchange ideas on how to effectively mitigate and adapt the various socio-economic and health issues that had been brought about by climate change.By Barbara Gyamfi

  • AUCC PARTNERS UNESCO AND INDEPTH TO ORGANIZE CLIMATE CHANGE WORKSHOP

    The African University College of Communications (AUCC) partnered with UNESCO and Indepth Network to organize a three- day workshop on the theme Strengthening climate change mitigation and adaptation in the Sahel and West Africa at the Miklin Hotel in Accra.Over sixty participants from Ghana, Mali, Sudan, Nigeria, Togo, Cote d’Ivoire, Niger, Burkina Faso, Benin and Senegal attended the conference which was held from 18th to 20thSeptember, 2013.The objectives of the workshop included identification of the various actors involved in climate change issues across the Sahel and West African region; bringing the social dimension of climate change to the fore front of national issues; as well as creating awareness of the public on climate change through the production of targeted media programmes.In her welcome address, Ghana’s Deputy Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Bernice Adiku Helloo, encouraged the workshop participants to come out with an action plan that could be of practical benefit to stakeholders of Africa’s agricultural sector who were already bearing the brunt of the extreme weather conditions caused by climate change.Mr. Osman Sankoh, Executive Director of Indepth Network stated that his organization was involved in the workshop  primarily because it was in line with Indepth’s mission of helping to provide a better understanding of health and social issues to alleviate major health and social problems in low and middle income countries.The UNESCO  representative to Ghana, Benin, Togo, Liberia and Sierra Leone, Mr. Tirso Dos Santos indicated that “ the  timing of the workshop was highly appropriate”  given the dramatic changes in climatic conditions that was occurring  across the globe and the fact that the UN decade of sustainable development was about to end in 2014.Acting president of AUCC, Prof. Kwaku Armah explained that AUCC was excited to be part in the workshop because management of the University was of the view that African journalists who had a thorough understanding of climate change issues could better educate their fellow Africans on the issues inherent in this looming debacle. “AUCC’s belief is that  climate change  has to be defined in terms of its relevance  to Africans in order  for localized solutions to be found to the problem”, he said.Participants at the workshop who included UNESCO  experts, water resources experts, social scientists, demographers, public health specialists, policy-makers, the media and local stakeholders, shared their  research findings on climate change as well as the various interventions that their individual countries had instituted to address  the socio-economic and health issues that climate change had engendered.The workshop participants unanimously agreed that climate change had impacted negatively on health, crop productivity and the vulnerable on the continent. They also agreed that there was a clear correlation between climate change and migration in Africa albeit admitting that climate change was not the only cause of migration in the region.As part of the proposed interventions towards issues posed by climate change, participants suggested that African governments put in place institutional and macro-economic conditions that would support adaptation and resilience to climate change at local, national and transnational levels.Workshop participants also called on stakeholders to commit enough funds for the effective dissemination of climate change issues in a consistent and sustained manner to the general public - particularly to those in the rural areas-The Dean of the AUCC School of Communication Studies, Dr. Augustina Amakye revealed that, AUCC was going to include an environmental communication course - of which climate change issues would be an integral component- to its development communications programme. In this vein, Indepth Network donated $20,000 to support AUCC to form a coalition  of journalists  who will be supporting  the University to educate media personnel on climate change issues.The Capacity Strengthening & Training Manager of Indepth Network, Mr. Martin Bangha, also made a clarion call to climate change experts on the continent to come together and exchange ideas on how to effectively mitigate and adapt the various socio-economic and health issues that had been brought about by climate change.By Barbara Gyamfi

  • AUCC PARTNERS UNESCO AND INDEPTH TO ORGANIZE CLIMATE CHANGE WORKSHOP

    The African University College of Communications (AUCC) partnered with UNESCO and Indepth Network to organize a three- day workshop on the theme Strengthening climate change mitigation and adaptation in the Sahel and West Africa at the Miklin Hotel in Accra.Over sixty participants from Ghana, Mali, Sudan, Nigeria, Togo, Cote d’Ivoire, Niger, Burkina Faso, Benin and Senegal attended the conference which was held from 18th to 20thSeptember, 2013.The objectives of the workshop included identification of the various actors involved in climate change issues across the Sahel and West African region; bringing the social dimension of climate change to the fore front of national issues; as well as creating awareness of the public on climate change through the production of targeted media programmes.In her welcome address, Ghana’s Deputy Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Bernice Adiku Helloo, encouraged the workshop participants to come out with an action plan that could be of practical benefit to stakeholders of Africa’s agricultural sector who were already bearing the brunt of the extreme weather conditions caused by climate change.Mr. Osman Sankoh, Executive Director of Indepth Network stated that his organization was involved in the workshop  primarily because it was in line with Indepth’s mission of helping to provide a better understanding of health and social issues to alleviate major health and social problems in low and middle income countries.The UNESCO  representative to Ghana, Benin, Togo, Liberia and Sierra Leone, Mr. Tirso Dos Santos indicated that “ the  timing of the workshop was highly appropriate”  given the dramatic changes in climatic conditions that was occurring  across the globe and the fact that the UN decade of sustainable development was about to end in 2014.Acting president of AUCC, Prof. Kwaku Armah explained that AUCC was excited to be part in the workshop because management of the University was of the view that African journalists who had a thorough understanding of climate change issues could better educate their fellow Africans on the issues inherent in this looming debacle. “AUCC’s belief is that  climate change  has to be defined in terms of its relevance  to Africans in order  for localized solutions to be found to the problem”, he said.Participants at the workshop who included UNESCO  experts, water resources experts, social scientists, demographers, public health specialists, policy-makers, the media and local stakeholders, shared their  research findings on climate change as well as the various interventions that their individual countries had instituted to address  the socio-economic and health issues that climate change had engendered.The workshop participants unanimously agreed that climate change had impacted negatively on health, crop productivity and the vulnerable on the continent. They also agreed that there was a clear correlation between climate change and migration in Africa albeit admitting that climate change was not the only cause of migration in the region.As part of the proposed interventions towards issues posed by climate change, participants suggested that African governments put in place institutional and macro-economic conditions that would support adaptation and resilience to climate change at local, national and transnational levels.Workshop participants also called on stakeholders to commit enough funds for the effective dissemination of climate change issues in a consistent and sustained manner to the general public - particularly to those in the rural areas-The Dean of the AUCC School of Communication Studies, Dr. Augustina Amakye revealed that, AUCC was going to include an environmental communication course - of which climate change issues would be an integral component- to its development communications programme. In this vein, Indepth Network donated $20,000 to support AUCC to form a coalition  of journalists  who will be supporting  the University to educate media personnel on climate change issues.The Capacity Strengthening & Training Manager of Indepth Network, Mr. Martin Bangha, also made a clarion call to climate change experts on the continent to come together and exchange ideas on how to effectively mitigate and adapt the various socio-economic and health issues that had been brought about by climate change.By Barbara Gyamfi

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