Communicating climate change in Tunisia, Egypt and Mauritania - with lessons for North Africa and the Levant region

Climate Outreach and partners present the results of a two-year citizen science project exploring people’s perceptions of climate change across three countries in North Africa: Tunisia, Egypt and Mauritania.

 

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The report presents recommendations on effective communication of climate change in a part of the world that is one of the most vulnerable to climate change - but where few previous efforts have been made to explore how to engage people in terms that resonate with people’s culture and experience. The project has sought out communities rarely, if ever, consulted about climate change, including people with disabilities, rural women, fishermen and people with low levels of literacy and limited access to formal education. Speakers will discuss the key recommendations from the project and discuss the experience and lessons learned in working on an innovative international piece of communications research.

Date: 24 June 2021

Time: 3pm BST/2pm GMT

Speakers:

  • Robin Webster, Climate Outreach
  • Fatima Ahouli, Climate Action Network Arab World
  • Mohamed Kamal, environmental specialist, lead author Egyptian chapter

The webinar is based on the research led by our national partners:

  • Tunisia: Earth Hour Tunisia, working with nine national partners
  • Egypt: Greenish, working with nine national partners
  • Mauritania: RIM Youth Climate Movement, working with seven national partners

The research was undertaken using Climate Outreach methodology previously applied in Northern India in 2017 and Alberta Canada in 2019, and with Climate Outreach support.

This webinar will be in English; our partners will run a webinar in Arabic on 5 July.

When
24 June 2021 15:00 through 16:00