Harnessing the Power of Media to Raise Awareness on Ocean Economies Journalists’ Workshop
August 29 - 31, 2016 | The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa, Republic of Mauritius
Engagement with African Journalists
The World Bank is committed to scaling up efforts in fisheries to provide pathways to prosperity. Its engagement with African journalists is expected to strengthen governance. It is anticipated that a continued coverage of issues relating to oceans economy will provide a more complete understanding of the urgency. Journalists, trained in ocean economies, can more fully contribute to building the political will and public support needed for sustainable development.
Thirty journalists from Cabo Verde, Comoros, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea Bissau, Madagascar, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, São Tomé et Príncipe, Senegal, Seychelles, Tanzania and Togo. These Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) and coastal states are considered priority countries in the program. After the workshop, journalists will attend the two-day ministerial conference.