Some 20 French-speaking journalists from New Caledonia, Wallis and Futuna, French Polynesia, Vanuatu and Australia are invited by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community to attend this week a three-day regional workshop aimed at strengthening their knowledge in the work, actions and relationships that SPC is undertaking with its member countries.
In this particular year, as SPC is celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2017, exchanges with the region’s local media will aim to:
- Present the work of SPC to its members;
- Provide the key to understanding regional issues;
- Learn from journalists in the region to better understand their needs.
The main themes addressed will be None communicable diseases (NCDs), communicable diseases (such as Dengue, Zika and Chikungunya), the impact of climate change, food security and the challenges of statistics in the region.
A field visit of the INTEGRE and RESCCUE projects is also on the agenda of the regional workshop.
The workshop funded by the Fond du Pacifique or Pacific Fund (a French Government Assistance Program) will be facilitated by various SPC experts.
The workshop begins this morning at SPC Headquarters at l’Anse Vata, Nouméa, New Caledonia, and will continue until Thursday, July 6th, 2017.