NCF, CSO & WHAF host a workshop on Natural Disasters and Climate Change

Friday, 23 August 2019 12:53

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) and the Network of Civil Society Organisations in the Lake Chad Basin (North-East Nigeria) in collaboration with the World Humanitarian Action Forum (WHAF) host a workshop in Abuja on 26th & 27th August, 2019 with the theme “Resilience Agenda: Natural Disasters and Climate Change – How are we managing risks and crises differently in North-East Nigeria?”

 

The aim of the workshop is to take stock of how climate change is being addressed as a risk factor for disasters, what adaptation measures are being implemented, action-oriented discussion to formulate concrete practical steps to overcome challenges and make a difference to people affected by crisis.

 

The workshop is expected to identify concrete areas in which NCF and other groups could collaborate to address Disaster Risk Reduction and build the resilience of communities in the zone.

 

The outcome of the workshop will feed into discussions at the WHAF 2019. WHAF is a project that aims to enhance partnership and collaboration among humanitarian actors from the global North and South and to share effective humanitarian practices and responses that affect local, national and international NGOs.

 

Expected at the workshop are Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) from the six states in North-East Nigeria, representatives of UN agencies, international NGOs, security agencies and the media.

 

NCF, Earthnewsinfo Host Environmental Journalism Summer School

Thursday, 22 August 2019 08:13

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) in partnership with Earthnewsinfo, (an online environment website, hosted by Jennifer Igwe, a multiple award-winning environment journalist) is organizing a one-week Environmental Journalism Summer School for aspiring environmental journalists, particularly those from polluted environments and areas with degradation. 

 

The Environmental Journalism Summer School is also an advocacy programme that seeks to build the capacity of young Nigerians to bring to the fore myriad of environmental challenges bedeviling their communities. They will be trained on the rudiments of environmental journalism, so they can be agents of change. The initiative targets greenhorns and those already working with media organizations.

 

Participants will learn from list of multiple award-winning environment journalists such as Shola Oshunkeye, Jennifer Igwe, Ugochi Oluigbo, Samson Asije among others. Other facilitators are renowned conservationists; Dr. Muhtari Aminu-Kano, DG of NCF, Mr. Desmond Majekodunmi, Chairman of LUFASI and others.

 

The programme is also an empowerment initiative, as participants seeking to become freelance journalists and the voice of the voiceless, will receive assistance. They will learn how to source for stories, pitch them to editors and publishers as well as packaging and earning a living from doing so. 

 

At the end of the programme, each participant will produce stories that would be published locally and internationally. Three outstanding participants would receive packages to help them upload their works online, including empowerment that can support them to become freelance reporters, such as cameras, tripods, lights, microphones and midgets.

 

The training is scheduled for 26th to 31st August 2019 at NCF headquarters, Lekki Conservation Foundation, Lekki, Lagos.