Ok I am in - Dominic Timms Farm Africa
Let's give everyone a few moments to join?
Terrific! At least we're here. Let's try doing this in a written format since Skype didn't work so well
For sure. But in this format, if anyone wants to lay out a bit about their plans, please go ahead!
You can also insert links to show us things you've done - just put the link in and hit return and it will show up with videos, photos, whatever
Cameron, from BBC Media in Myanmar was just starting to tell me on skype his plans, maybe Cameron, then Paul, then Dominic?
Cameron, if you can say your role and what kinds of media you'll be producing?
Just for all of your information, there will be an email coming out from the knowledge manager group soon on a variety of topics, but the BRACED website will be running the end of April - we'rd hard at work on it now. It should be a great place to showcase your work and hopefully get it a wide audience
Laurie Do you have any scamps of what the site will look like or at least a sitemap?
Hi I am in Yangon, day nine so early days. We are starting BRACED project here for three years. BBC Media Action is part of BBC we have 17 office in developing countries. I am leading the tv radio and possible mobile communications in Burma. I am a TV producer and worked on other BBC dilate change productions
That's terrific! What kind of audiences are you hoping to reach?
there are six NGO's involved in this project, Action Aid, UN Habitat, Plan
We are looking at the millions, and target audience will be women and children.
How do you bring them together on media?
So your primary target is beneficiaries - people on the ground. Are you looking at other audiences as well - policymakers or other NGOs, for example?
We will be capacity building local and national broadcasters as well. I am first looking at national broadcasting
How is the capacity right now to cover climate/resilience issues?
Welcome Paul. I am looking to help people in the rural area to start with, then work out how to help in the media dark areas.
Hi Im Concern's BRACED M&E Advisor/Coordinator for our component in Chad, Sudan and South Sudan.
And are any of the rest of you planning training programmes for journalists? I know that's something we'd like to do probably starting the second year of BRACED, and I think ENDA in the Sahel intends to do some training of radio presenters
We are still developing our comms strategy which I will be working on with our advocacy and comms team
Great. Cameron, was there anything else you wanted to add?
the BBC has a huge research called Climate Asia. this was the back done of my work in Vietnam, South asia and Bangladesh. We get to know the people and design the production around there needs, visual awareness etc
no, time for some else to type quickly he he
I ALL IM NATHALIE FROM ENDA
@Cameron: Are there lessons from that that could help other projects in BRACED, do you think?
yes there is a lot we can share
@PaulGunaratnam: Paul, what do you see as the main audiences in your project?
@jcameronmiller: That would be great! I'm sure a lot of the projects could benefit from your ideas. Are there documents you could direct them to?
The general public in country, donors and an international audience (donor publics et al.)
@Paul, also, can you raise any points related to the sensitivities/difficulties in doing media in a very delicate situation? any lessons learned?
multilaterals, ngos', gov't
To everyone: You can put links into this chat to let people know where to look at things you might want to share
Yes, this is a major concern for us in the countries we work in
yes productions and research and feedback, if it helps