In collaboration with the UNCCD

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PROGRAMME


Journalism and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG): Working Together – Can the SDGs deliver global development? Why and how should the media report on the SDGs in an engaging way? Why and How Should the Media Report on the SDGs in an Engaging Way?

 

25-26 October 2016, Bonn, Germany

UN Campus, Langer Eugen, Platz Der Vereinten Nationen 1, 53113 Bonn, Germany

 

DAY ONE:

25 OCTOBER 2016

 

09.00-09.45

Welcome and opening remarks
An overview of UNCCD’s work on the SDGs
Ms. Louise Baker, Coordinator, External Relations and Policy, Advocacy Unit, the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification’s (UNCCD)

UN Bonn: 19 UN Organizations “Shaping a Sustainable Future”
Ms. Alice Fišer, Head, Common Information Unit, United Nations in Bonn

09.45-10.30

Session 1. Unpacking the SDGs

What do SDGs 8-17 entail? How is development defined? Challenges on reporting on SDGs.
Thalif Deen, Senior Editorial Adviser and former IPS UN Bureau Chief and Regional Director

Nick Kotch, Lead Trainer representing IPS

 

10.30-10.45

 

Coffee break

10.45-11.45

Session 2. Education 2030: International Commitment and Global Monitoring.

Miki Nozawa, Programme Specialist, International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training - UNEVOC

11.45-13.00

Session 3. Gender issues in SDGs
Bettina Metz-Rolshausen, Executive Director, UN Women National Committee, Germany -

13.00-14.00

Lunch

14.00-15.30

Session 4. Reporting on Millenium Development Goals (MDG) - a hard sell?
Sonya Angelica Diehn, Environment Team Leader, Deutsche Welle

15.30-15.45

Coffee break

15.45-16:15

Session 5. SDGs: a media perspective
Thalif Deen, Senior Editorial Adviser and former IPS UN Bureau Chief and Regional Director

16.15-16:30

Closing - End of day One
Wagaki Wischnewski, Public Information and Media Officer UNCCD

 


 

DAY TWO:

26 OCTOBER 2016

 

9.00-9.45

Session 6. What do SDGs mean for rich countries? Climate change, emissions, renewable energy, consumption patterns
Thalif Deen, Senior Editorial Adviser and former IPS UN Bureau Chief and Regional Director

9.45-10.30

UNFCCC overview of issues. Paris Climate Agreement
Nick Nuttall, Director Communications and Outreach and Spokesperson to the Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

10.30-10.45

Coffee break

10.45-11.15

Session 7. D-Day: Analysing DATA

The challenges data present to journalists
Thalif Deen, Senior Editorial Adviser and former IPS UN Bureau Chief and Regional Director

Nick Kotch, Lead Trainer representing IPS

11.15-11.45

Interactive Dialogue conducted by Thalif Deen

11.45-12.45

Session 8. SDGs: A hard sell, a wish list, a trove of smart story ideas?
Nick Kotch, Lead Trainer representing IPS

13.00-14.00

Lunch

14.00-15.30

Session 9. Putting it all together - Research/discussion
Nick Kotch, Lead Trainer representing IPS

15.30-16.00

Coffee break

16.00–16.15

Closing

Wagaki Wischnewski, Public Information and Media Officer UNCCD

 

Journalism and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG): Working Together - Workshop in Bonn: October 25-26

 

 

Media Trainer Thalif Deen

 

Miki Nozawa, Programme Specialist, International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training – UNEVOC

 

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