August 31, 2009
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CTA Staff participates in Climate Change and Multimedia Communication WorkshopMonday, 31 August 2009, 4:37 p.m.

 Participants of the workshop

Dharamshala:Chokyi, research officer of Environment and Development Desk of Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), participated in an eight days workshop on Climate change and Multimedia communication workshop organised by PANOS South Asia from 17 to 24 August. The workshop was held in Lalitpur, Kathmandu, Nepal. There were 23 participants from almost all the SAARC countries.PANOS South Asia, with its headquarters in Kathmandu, is a part of the family of Panos Institutes worldwide that encourage and facilitate public discourse and debate on a wide range of issues, particularly those that have a direct impact on the least privileged and most marginalized sections of society. Panos works through media to bring neglected subjects to the fore in developmental debate, so as to give a platform for voices and perspectives, which are often rendered voiceless in the public sphere. Well-known resource person like Bushan Tuladhar gave very informative talk on climate change and its impact. Kunda Dixit, a renowned senior environment journalist, inspired the participants not only by his talk but also showed them practical example to contribute in one’s own way to save the planet earth by running electric car in Kathmandu.  Prushotam, a focal person on climate change in Nepal, who had then returned from a Bonn meeting on climate change briefed about the meeting that there was an in-depth discussion on 45 % reduction in carbon emission by the developed countries after 2012 when Kyoto Protocol will expire.Karun Thapa, e-media trainer and IT consultant, PANOS, South Asia, introduced the participants to multimedia communication. Understanding multimedia was one of the core topics of this workshop. They were then introduced to multimedia communication. Satish Jung, PANOS media person introduced the participants with the audio and video equipments like Zhoom, IC voice recorder. On the final day of the workshop the participants were divided into groups and assigned with projects on video shooting concepts on climate related issues. Chokyi’s team took the issue of waste disposal. As many don’t realise that waste disposal produces greenhouse gas emissions, her team illustrated this problem by carrying out case study from the local, dumping site at Teku in Kathmandu. Chokyi was interviewed by the PANOS online radio on Tibet’s environment and climate change in Tibet.

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