This workshop brings together, for the first time, journalists and national Disaster Risk Management representatives to explore ways to interact and promote better disaster reporting and increased media engagement in promoting a culture of prevention.
Targeting anglophone West Africa, the main objectives of the workshop are:
• Build a shared understanding of robust, informed and data driven reporting before, during and post disaster cycles;
• Align around the ECOWAS DRR vision and Communication strategy; and
• Agree on collaborative mechanisms with National Authorities for better media engagement on DRR issues.
Supported by the Economic Community of West African States – ECOWAS and the UN office for Disaster Risk Reduction – UNDRR