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
As 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.