Putting Radio Media into Good Use and Saving Environment
The Promotion of Climate-related Environment Education (ProCEEd) team and its strategic partners have been producing regular environmental radio programs at the national and provincial level which listeners can follow regularly. These nationwide and provincial radio broadcasting activities support ProCEEd’s objective that knowledge, attitudes and behavior related to the environment, biodiversity and climate change in Laos will improve through better access to relevant information. Thus, rural target groups should be empowered to better mitigate and adapt to climate change and risks, and protect biodiversity and the environment in general.
ProCEEd has supported the environmental magazine “Our Environment” of Lao National Radio (LNR) since 2013 through coaching, quality management, and production assistance. The project has also assisted environmental radio through capacity development in relevant journalistic skills. For example, staff from provincial and district radio stations in Khammouane, Houaphan, Sayaboury and Bolikhamxay joined a basic training workshop on environmental radio in late 2015. As a result, LNR Khammouane and LNR Houaphan intend to start broadcasting regular environmental radio programs by April 2016. A local pilot program has been tried out with LNR Khammouane in 2014.
So far, the following radio programs have been supported by ProCEEd:
To learn more about the project, visit the official website here.