On Wednesday, Save the Children International (SCI), Nigeria, commenced a three-day training of journalists on climate change and its negative impact on children.
The participants were drawn from various newsrooms across SCI programme implementing states.
Mr Innocent Ifedilichukwu, Advocacy, Campaign and Policy Manager, Survive, SCI, opined during the training in Zaria, that the goal was to improve the quality of media conversation and advocacy around climate change.
He noted that the capacity building on climate crisis and action, also aimed at finding ways to protect children from the adverse effect of climate change and how to champion their course.
“Save the Children International understands the role of the media in telling stories, sharing impactful work, and ensuring sustainable action from various stakeholders.
“The training, therefore, is to enhance their understanding on issues related to climate change.
“It is also to improve media reportage, quality of interviews, articles and stories on climate crisis and actions, especially linking it on how it affects the wellbeing of children,” he asserted.
Additionally, he explained that the training was in line with the organization’s five-year global campaign tagged, “Generation Hope Campaign”.
He hinted that the campaign was to improve climate actions and secure commitments from the government, stakeholders, and partners, to increase climate finance, including investment in child-sensitive interventions.