Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD) in partnership with and the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) and the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) held a media training workshop at the headquarters of Vietnam Television (VTV) in Hanoi, Vietnam, from 25 to 26 April 2017.
Twenty-seven participants from Vietnam Television (VTV) and Voice of Vietnam (VOV) attended the ‘In-Country Workshop on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management for Broadcasters’.
The two-day workshop stressed the importance of understanding and building awareness of climate change and disaster risk management concepts. The workshop aimed to create communities that can keep themselves safe from natural disaster and adapt to the effects of climate change.
The workshop gave participants an opportunity to increase their understanding of the effects of climate change and the hazards caused because of it. Building on this understanding, participants analyzed their own coverage to discover how to better prepare communities for relevant hazards, such as drought, that are likely to affect them.
Participants also had the opportunity to create outlines for story ideas they could work on in the future. These ideas included drought awareness raising, disease prevention, thunderstorm warnings for farmers, coastline erosion and hazards along the Mekong delta, water surge due to irregular typhoons, and adaption and mitigation methods during the dry season to protect livelihoods in rural areas. These ideas are hoped to become broadcasts in the coming months.
Mr Israel Jegillos, Program Coordinator, ADPC, and Mr Don Tartaglione, Senior Communications Coordinator, ADPC, facilitated the workshop and simultaneous translation was provided by Ms Ha Minh Nguyen, Coordinator/Journalist of VTV.