Next Gen, Pro-Planet Media: Tapping the potentials of New Media for Disaster and Climate Resilience
This online side event will:
- Relook at changing forms of communication among stakeholders that are required for planning and evaluation, leaving nobody behind - children, youth across all generations, women and gender minorities, PWDs, ethnic minorities, indigenous peoples, urban and rural poor, and so on.
- Bring old and new methods of advertising and media together, from TV and radio to vlogs and podcasts, even to the up-and-coming Metaworld. We believe, if there is a future - it is together.
- Analyze the role of social media as a powerful and revolutionary instrument for making DRR, Climate Change, and SDG decision-making more inclusive, participative, and empowering.
- To discuss and evaluate the various media's involvement in disaster risk management and climate action at the global, regional, national, and local levels.
- To identify significant knowledge & information gaps and possibilities to increase the role of media as a powerful and transformative tool in making disaster risk reduction and climate action more inclusive and wide.
- To determine the most effective ways for media platforms to return power to marginalized groups and provide space and venues to share their stories in their voices, free of bias.
- To make a collective commitment from media partners, both private, public with state owned, the UN, and youth & children, to improve new media collaboration for disaster risk reduction and climate action.
- Ms. Pamela Mejia, Asia TV Studios
- Mr. Anish Shrestha, Global Focal Point (GFP) on DRR, Sendai Stakeholders Children and Youth Group (SWSCYG) of Major Group for Children and Youth (MGCY)
1. Reserach and Knowledge Sector
- Ms. Minh Tran, Stockholm Environment Institute
2. Indigenous Youth Advocate
Ms. Chandra Tripura, Asian Indigenous Youth Platform
3. Government / States
Ms. Shaila Sahid, Disaster Climate Change Support Unit, CWIS-FSM Support Cell, Department of Public Health Engineering, Government of Bangladesh
4. Youth DRR and Climate Organizer & Advocate
Ms. Jekulin Lipi Saikia, Sendai Stakeholders Children and Youth Group (SSCYG) - DRR Working Group of Major Group for Children and Youth (MGCY)
5. Media Practitioner
Ms. Chehek Praful Bilgi, Youth Cinematographer and Multimedia Editor
* Video presentation by AsiaTV Studios
The event will focus on:
- Policy context including the Dhaka Declaration in its relation to the SFDRR implementation.
- Good practices of media-inclusive disaster risk reduction and the way forward.
Where do we stand
Social media can play a powerful and transformative tool to make decision-making in DRR, Climate Change, and SDGs more inclusive, participatory, and empowering in today’s age. Thus, the thematic focus of the side event links to the GPDRR themes, ‘Stocktaking and accelerating process in achieving the goal and the targets of the Sendai Framework’ and ‘Accelerating and integrating disaster risk management to SDGs and climate action’. The Media is an effective and important stakeholder and communication medium in DRR and Climate Action as it can enhance people’s perception through time-based and scientific information dissemination. Media helps inclusive outreach to farthest left-behind with addressing theme Leave no one behind: Investing in local action and empowering the most at-risk. New Digital media has a role in all key phases of disaster risk management, from preparedness to response, recovery, & prevention/ mitigation. The role of the media has been perceived strongly in addressing the COVID-19 global pandemic, making it relevant to the GPDRR theme, ‘Social and economic recovery from COVID-19 for all.’
Session guiding questions
- What role does the media play at the global, regional, national, and local levels in disaster risk management and climate action?
- What are the important knowledge and information gaps, as well as the opportunities for media to play a more effective and revolutionary role in disaster risk reduction and climate action?
- What are the most effective ways for media platforms to provide marginalized groups more power and give them room and venues to tell their experiences in their own words, free of bias?
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