Proceedings of the ECOWAS Hydromet Forum

Economic Community of West African States
Proceedings of the ECOWAS Hydromet Forum and Disaster Risk Reduction Platform

19–21 September 2018, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

Key issues / Recommendations

to the key role of community radios, participants agreed it was crucial to equip radios with ade-quate digital recorders and computers, to continuously train journalists to fully grasp preparedness plans on DRR.

A special recommendation was made to train journalists, community radio stations, and other media to communicate climate information and services and enhance their interpretation (using local languages) and extension support.