HELPING WOMEN IN RADIO JOURNALISM IN RURAL AREAS IN COMOROS
An exciting announcement was made by the UNESCO’s 63rd session of its International Programme for Development of Communication (IPDC) held from 19 to 20 June 2019 in Paris, France, towards support of Era Environnement, the first and unique online media with vocational training in Comoros, to strengthen capacities of women , and women journalists with skills to report on climate change and sustainable development through online media platforms in Comoros Islands.
The training will target women , and young women radio journalists and will be held in Samba M’bodoni, a village located in the center of Grande Comore (Ngazidja), in Bangaani municipality. This will provide an exceptional opportunity for the young women journalists to be at the forefront of the development of their communities through programming, and reporting of stories related to climate change and sustainable development in Comoros.
An information session will be held on 17 November at 4pm to introduce Era Environnement, UNESCO, and to launch the training programme.
Era Environnement’s project titled Strengthening capacities of Young Women Journalists on Environmental Reporting in Comoros Islands is funded by UNESCO under its Information Programme for Development and Communication (IPDC) through a special allocation of US dollars 11,000. This subsidy covers the cost of the two weeks training.
Era Environnement wishes to gratefully acknowledge UNESCO for funding this innovative initiative that will target 10 young women from Ngazidja, Ndzouani, and Moheli, 8 months after cyclone Kenneth has affected Comoros’s agriculture and numerous households.
By Houmi Ahamed-Mikidache