The Deputy High Commissioner, Matthew Johnson, spoke at the launch of the first phase - a two-day workshop - of a three-month programme designed to train 50 local media personnel on Climate Change.
Also speaking at the ceremony were the Minister for Environment, Science and Technology, the Honourable Ms. Sherry Ayittey, representatives from CARES (an environmental management consultancy), the World Bank, local NGO Green Advocacy Ghana as well as the Director of the British Council, Moses Anibaba.
The goal of the programme, co-funded by the British High Commission, the British Council and the World Bank, is to empower media personnel in effectively disseminating information on the effects of climate change, holding the government to account for its policies and actions, and encouraging responsible debate.
The final phase of the programme will see five journalists selected from the original 50 to attend the next inter-governmental Summit on Climate Change, in Cancun, Mexico, December this year.
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