Drought and climate change communication
The third installment of ASSAR and Kati-FM's special climate change radio show, which aired Monday, August 13, addressed the dynamics and impacts of drought in northern Namibia. It looked at how communities in this area sustain their livelihoods in times of drought as well as Namibia’s legislation related to drought management.The in-studio guest for the show was Mr. Japhet Iitenge, Namibia's Director of Disaster Risk Management in the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM). He shared insights on when drought is categorized as a disaster in Namibia, the policies that address drought in the country, and the measures taken to assist farmers in times of drought.
The fourth installment of the radio show, which aired Monday, August 20, took a look at the importance of communicating climate change information.The show looked at how, in the past, efforts to communicate climate change were typically focused on disseminating information rather than improving people’s understanding of adaptation challenges, raising awareness of adaptation pathways and encouraging dialogue. Recently, however, there has been a shift towards greater use of dialogue with stakeholders and a stronger focus on knowledge co-generation. Ester Nangolo, a research assistant from the University of Namibia who is part of the ASSAR project, was the guest speaker.
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