Monthly Archives: January 2020

Becoming familiar with SDGs and climate change in Kwéyòl

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By Staff on January 22, 2020 A 10-week course trained community leaders from Monchy, Babonneau and Mon Repos were trained on how to produce media content in the Kweyol language, focusing on sustainable development and environmental issues, as well as literacy. Photo: Folk Research Centre About 75 Kwéyòl-speaking Saint Lucians have now increased their knowledge of the language of climate change and… Read more »

WACC, FAO partner to help farmers & communities address climate change

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By Staff on January 17, 2020   Mario Acunzo, team leader of FAO’s Communication for Development Team, Family Farming and Partnerships with Civil Society Unit, and Sara Speicher, WACC Deputy General Secretary, at the United Nation’s Decade on Family Farming meeting in December. Photo: Courtesy of FAO WACC Global is proud to announce its new initiative with the Food and Agriculture… Read more »

Vote for the Global Media Monitoring Project in WSIS Annual Awards

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WACC’s Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP) has been nominated for the 2020 World Summit on Information Society’s 9th Annual Awards. The GMMP was one of 353 projects nominated out of 806 submitted projects from around the world. Held every five years since 1995, the GMMP is the largest advocacy initiative in the world aimed at changing the representation of women… Read more »

WACC establishes new partnership to protect Colombia’s endangered ecosystem, vital water sources

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By Staff on January 15, 2020   Sumapaz Páramo, located nearly two hours from Colombia’s urban capital Bogota, is the world’s largest páramo (alpine tundra ecosystem). Páramos are critical sources of water (providing approximately 70% of drinkable water) and under serious threat from climate change. Photo: Grupo Comunicarte Colombia is one of 20 countries most at risk from suffering the disastrous effects… Read more »

What you need to know about AI and your communication rights

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By Staff on January 03, 2020   Photo: @scienceinhd/Unsplash How should civil society engage with the challenges and opportunities created by Artificial Intelligence (AI)? WACC Global’s No-Nonsense Guide to Communication Rights, Civil Society and Artificial Intelligence identifies several ways in which citizen groups, NGOs, charities, foundations, media, labour unions and faith-based groups who make up civil society can be involved in “processes… Read more »