Journalists and communicators receive training on the focus on children in climate emergency contexts

  • May 08, 2023
  • Area: Climate change and DRM, Humanitarian aid
  • Save the Children provided information and tools for communication professionals to include the impacts and specific needs that climate change generates in children and adolescents
  • More than 80 professionals attended from different regions affected by rains and floods, including Piura, La Libertad and Lambayeque.

More than 80 communication professionals, including journalists and specialists from public institutions, participated in the international workshop “Communication, climate emergency and disaster risk management with a focus on children”, organized by Save the Children in coordination with the Office of National Defense and Disaster Risk Management (ODENAGED) of the Ministry of Education (MINEDU).

In this professional training space, the participants received information and tools to include the focus on children in the messages and communication products that are generated in contexts of climate emergency, such as the recent rains, floods and landslides that affect northern Peru

The workshop had presentations on good practices for communicating climate change and its effects on the population, on the importance of making children visible in emergency contexts, and on techniques to ensure that local news about emergencies reach international audiences. In addition, modules were included on institutional spokespersons in humanitarian emergencies, on the participation of girls and boys, and on ways to communicate the reconstruction processes.

The contents were designed and shared by specialists of recognized international trajectory, such as Patricio Valderrama, manager of Geológica Consultores, Melissa Allemant, Humanitarian Response Leader of Save the Children Peru; Vanessa Batres, Regional Specialist in Humanitarian Communications; and María Gabriela Alvarado, Regional Media Specialist, both from Save the Children Latin America.

This workshop is part of the multiple actions that Save the Children executes to guarantee attention to the needs of children affected by the climate emergency. In the regions of Tumbes, Piura, La Libertad and Lambayeque, we have distributed more than 8,100 humanitarian aid kits.

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