[FLC 20-02] Online training course: Capacity building and coaching for professional journalists and communication officers of local government agencies on communication on drought and saline intrusion
On November 5, 2021, within the framework of the FLC project 20-02 sponsored by the Embassy of Finland, CECAD organized the first training session of the activity “Capacity building and coaching for professional journalists and communication officers of local government agencies on communication on drought and saline intrusion” under the instruction of Ms. Tran Thi Thu Ha – Head of Vietnamese VTV4 channels, Vietnam Television – VTV.
The training course also had the participation of journalists, reporters from local Television and Newsroom in the Mekong Delta provinces (Tien Giang Television, Vinh Long Television, Tra Vinh Television, Long An Television, Ben Tre Television, Ca Mau Television, VTC 10, Ap Bac Newspaper, Dong Khoi Newspaper, and Vietnamnet). Besides, officials from the Irrigation Departments of Tien Giang, Ben Tre, Ca Mau and Long An provinces also presented and shared their experiences, knowledge, and the government policy about environment on the current situation and measures that haven been, are and will be taken to adapt to climate change (especially drought and saline intrusion)
This is also an opportunity for professional journalists and reporters to share their knowledge and things to know about salinity, challenges and difficulties when reporting on local salinity as well as steps for planning communication strategies on drought and saline intrusion for local media. After the training course, the journalists/reporters will prepare a media product (video, photo) about a story/character related to local salinity that they think the public will be interested and send it to the organizer. These products will be graded by media experts and awarded in the next online course.
The next online training course in the series of activities “Capacity building and coaching for professional journalists on communication on drought and saline intrusion” will be held in December 2021. In this course, participants will practice strategy and communication planning on drought and saltwater intrusion in the Mekong Delta.