Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) will be carrying out a Training of Trainers course at the Adaptation Futures 2016 conference. A global community of over 8.000 journalists from more than 120 countries, EJN is committed to improving the quantity and quality of environmental and climate coverage, and has trained over 4.500 reporters around the world. To continue our capacity-building, we will bring up to 20 trainers to Rotterdam to learn more about climate resilience and how to report on it in an engaging fashion.
Along with EJN staff, the trainers – who mostly come from developing countries– will arrive several days before the conference to take part in capacity-building sessions on how to train journalists to improve their coverage of climate change, to combine data with journalism, to raise funds, report on their activities and other management and networking skills. Once the Adaptation Futures conference starts, they will take part in the sessions to learn the latest techniques and activities to build resilience among the most vulnerable communities – particularly those seeking to aid women, children and indigenous people. Many of the trainers will also produce stories that will be aired or published in their home country media. This programme is also being supported by a grant from the Oak Foundation.
In the closing plenary one of the trainee-journalists will reflect on the conference.