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Claudie Iikela . REPORTING ON CLIMATE CHANGE Challenges for African Public Service Broadcasters September 2009. Climate Change in Africa . Situation analysis Climate change is one of the main threats to sustainable development It impacts on economy, health, food security

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claudie iikela

Claudie Iikela

REPORTING ON CLIMATE CHANGE

Challenges for African Public Service Broadcasters

September 2009

climate change in africa
Climate Change in Africa

Situation analysis

  • Climate change is one of the main threats to sustainable development
  • It impacts on economy, health, food security
  • In some African countries it has resulted in tribal conflicts and even civil wars
  • Rising sea levels, droughts and floods have become synonymous with Africa
  • No formal reliable systems are in place to help educate our citizens to adopt to the changing environment
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Climate Change in Africa

Role of PSB

  • To educate the public on the impact their actions have on the environment
  • To inform on sustainable use of natural recourses
  • To give them the necessary information that can help them adapt to the changed environment.
  • To interpret pre warning climate data in a language they understand to be better prepared.
the namibian case study
THE NAMIBIAN CASE STUDY
  • Geographical location
    • A vast sparsely populated country
    • 825 thousand km2
    • The oldest desert in the world , the Namib stretches along the whole western coast.
    • The Kalahari desert runs along the south eastern border with Botswana
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THE NAMIBIAN CASE STUDY
  • Weather pattern
    • Very hot , and for the most part very dry
    • Rain falls during the summer months ( Nov to Feb)
    • Insignificant winter showers may result in occasional snowfall in the south.
    • In general the rain falls are extremely unreliable
    • Desertification is the biggest environmental threat
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THE NAMIBIAN CASE STUDY

Rainfall Variability

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THE NAMIBIAN CASE STUDY

  • Temperatures & rainfall average
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THE NAMIBIAN CASE STUDY
  • Population
    • 2 million ( 2004 census)
    • Namibia still a rural society
    • Only 33% of the population live in urban areas
    • Total adult literacy rate is 88%
climate change reporting
Climate Change reporting
  • The NBC
    • A single television channel mainly broadcasting in English
    • Radio has ten stations broadcasting in 10 main local languages. ( Namibia has more than 100 languages/dialects )
    • TV has 2 indigenous bulletins every day.
    • Our weather report is prepared by the met office.
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Climate Change reporting
  • Challenges
    • No readily available data and weather information
    • No specialized weather and environmental reporters to interpret climate data
    • Diversified audience
    • English terms v/s indigenous ones
    • Even recourse persons are hard to find.
    • Ignorance and negative attitude towards climate change. ( a foreign /European problem)
    • Poverty : people worry more about where to get their next meal.
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Climate Change reporting

Challenges cont…

  • The ability of reporters to break down climate change information to the level of a lay man.
  • Our reports are more on facts and fail to highlight the causes and prevention of the problem
  • Limited network coverage : not able to reach all
  • Lack of basic facilities in rural areas to receive our signal
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Climate Change reporting
  • Way forward
    • Training of reporters to interpret weather data into simple language, useful to the viewer.
    • Have access to important information for early warning system
    • Improve on regional integrated information systems
    • Introduce regular programs on climate change
    • Awareness campaigns through radio and television
    • Improve on weather reporting