@nathalie: That's a huge questions: How do we build interest by media/journalists in this topic? I think one key way is to point out that this is not just an environmental question or social question but affects finance, politics, all the rest
through a win win partnership
I think it's much easier to build interest in local audiences as it is really affecting people at local level. And use of things like radio soap operas, drama, etc could be really useful
we don't have any plans for official partnerships in Chad or
i have found a confusion over the words resilience and climate change, get to easy simple communications and things get a bit better
it may be something we consider for South Sudan
Our main focus is Ethiopia but at this stage too early to say whether we will partner with local/rural radio
We can have this kind of partenship at national level not only at the local one
W e just need to propose a partenariat with media group
at any level local or national
@jcameronmiller: 100 percent agree with you on use of language. Better to focus on things people understand: weather, harvests, etc
are we thinking of rural radio for advocacy, social marketing or public relations?
Anybody have good examples of radio programmes they've done - can you put in a link to the audio?
enda can facilitate a link with the West Africa Democracy Radio
@all: in what way can the BRACED website or social media support/benefit from products you make such as radio emissions, etc? (eg link to these radio programmes, eg maybe strength of BRACED online presence will be to convince media groups they should be partners? or convince journalists about the excitement or interdisciplinarity of the subject?)
@nathalie: Nathalie, what is the focus on ENDA's radio efforts? Advocacy, social marketing, public relations or something else?
@Nathalie, c'est super! Is this something that ENDA can work with KMELs in West Africa?
I design and produced a new factual entreatment series of climate change and communities doing something to improve their situations. Is that any good to anyone. It is on series three now in Bangladesh, gets an average of 20 million viewers
sorry can't spell, factual entreatment series
entertainment, sorry the things seem to spell check
As Kathryn says, one thing we'd love to know from all of you is the types of content your might produce so we can figure out ways to try to bring them onto the BRACED website. Sounds like there's good video being done and radio. Anybody doing print things - case studies, tools or guides, blogs?
@jcameronmiller: Can you put a link to the TV pieces here? We'd love to see
We have and can produce video and/or audio which may be of interest, I will check with our comms person but we do much of this with other programmes we're involved with. This is purely in a public relations capacity
yes can you give me some time to find them, we have them in Bangla and English transcribes and subtitles.
We are trying to sort baseline comms assets -interviews, image .videos -with the aim to find one or two characters we can track across the project but not easy with pastoralists
One thing we would really like to do is do some video pieces that follow communities over the time period of BRACED (and beyond!) to see how they work to build resilience, what happens when extreme weather or other problems come along, and what happens afterward. We'd do short videos, and then maybe edit them into a big documentary at the end, looking at a place over time
@dominict: I can imagine finding characters to track over time with pastoralists is hard!
@Dominic, there is a program out here in Senegal and several other countries for pastoralists, I am starting to conceptualise how to track 1-2 characters as well, let's keep in touch on that!
But not impossible. Yes let's Kathryn would be good to get some of your early thoughts
if you don't mind me suggesting, try and find eight different people and their families and track them, that way you could make short and long wave productions
@All: we have hit 1 hour, do we want to close this very first discussion? I will send out some brief notes on the chat, and any related links that you'd like to share. You can send me links at firstname.lastname@example.org
We will be doing print things - such as case studies, lessons, and even more didactic pieces. We are jointly with the NEF BRACED funding an institutional learning advise
r embedded in the National environment and sustainable development agency. We will be using the national platform (web site and paper bulletins, events, etc. to disseminate these products.
One thing I'd love to have come out of this first chat is for people who have some common problems/interests/ideas to share their contact so they can be in touch on these going forward. And we'd love to know if you find this kind of online chat useful - should we do them on some kind of regular basis?
@Cameron, suggestions always welcome! for the project here, there is just some political sensitivity around it, around talking to the herders themselves, the "host" villages, etc. also, trying to brainstorm some lo-tech solutions...
Yes but be nice to hear a few voices via
Skype or alternative
Hi Bick! Thx for joining us.....
@jriley: Sounds good! Some of these could be brought over to the BRACED website as well. One thing we're trying to do now is get a good idea of the range of things the project media teams might produce so we make sure there's a space for them on the website