PERSGA in collaboration with the UNESCO Beirut office organized a regional training workshop on “Communication and Sustainable Development during 26-28 April2010 at PERSGA HQ in Jeddah.
The training was based on UNESCO media training and Resource kit “Media as partners in education for sustainable development” and PERSGA awareness and education materials, the programme addressed topics like:
The workshop came as part of PERSGA 2010 Annual Training Program and the Environmental Education and Communication Program’s priority to promote capacity and skills of media professionals from PERSGA member states to handle environmental issues in media.
The main purpose of this workshop was to introduce journalists and media communications personnel to key environmental issues that are relevant to coastal marine environment in the region.
Dr. Nadim Farajalla, Associate Professor of Environmental Hydrology (American University of Beirut) and Mr. George Awad, Programme officer (UNESCO Regional Office – Beirut) as well as PERSGA experts conducted the workshop which gathered up more than 25 media specialists from the PERSGA region.
The participants were provided with basic information about some priority issues for sustainable development. Practical exercises were also conducted in order to inspire investigative reporting, as well as the ability to draw links to existing experience that may enrich the information resources of the participants.
The Regional Organization for the Conservation of the Environment in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden