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Canouan groups get Media, Climate Change training

Canouan groups get Media, Climate Change training

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Representatives from 10 organizations in Canouan received training on Monday, October 6 in Media and Climate Change Awareness, as Radio Grenadines Inc continues a series of training programmes across the Grenadines.

A total of 13 persons from various stakeholder groups {{more}}in Canouan received training in: writing effective press releases, using proper photos and videos techniques, proper use of social media and awareness on climate change and its impacts.

Represented at the workshop were: Canouan Multi Purpose Co-operative Limited, Canouan Cricket Club, Management Team Sporting Facility, Canouan Police Department, Radio Grenadines (Canouan), Solid Waste Management, Canouan Government School, Canouan Coastguard, Club Nuevo and the Canouan SDA Church.

The one-day training workshop (also recently done in Bequia) forms part of a current project by Radio Grenadines Inc to “raise awareness on climate change and other environmental issues in the Grenadines through community media and Internet radio” this project is funded by the GEF Small Grants Programme, UNDP.

At the workshop, participants were given participatory exercises to create events with a budget for marketing. They then presented to the class a mix of methods that they would use to bring awareness of their event using their budget. Participants also wrote short press releases for the events.

Participants heard from Katrina Collins-Coy, founder of the Union Island Environmental Attackers, as she gave a presentation on how communities can adapt to climate change and other environmental issues. She shared her experience over the years working on several environmental projects in the Grenadines.

Group networking was encouraged at the workshop by way of specially designed exercises to encourage sharing of ideas. Snack and lunch breaks were also used to network the groups. By the end of the workshop everyone left knowing a little bit more about the functions and activities of other organizations around them.

Radio Grenadines will continue its training in the Grenadines over the next two months, with training for Mayreau and Union Island next. Persons can learn more about the organization by visiting www.radiogrenadines.com

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