30 Mar Communication and social media boot camp 30-31 March 2019
Communication and social media boot camp 30-31 March 2019 | 09.00-17.00
Sixth Mediterranean Forest Week
Crowne Plaza Hotel (Ile de France) Beirut, Lebanon
A training workshop focused on effective communication and building social media skills
Organized by the Forest Communicators Networks and FAO, the workshop will bepresented in two parts. In the morning, participants will learn how to get their message heard and understood through hands-on training in the fundamentals of communication and with concrete examples from successful campaigns. Participants will also have theopportunity to learn more about the Forest Communicators Networks, a network of nearly500 professionals that promotes communication and dialogue on forestry issues worldwide.
In the afternoon and on Day 2, workshop participants will gain social and digital media skills in content creation, curation and dissemination in the social media boot camp. After completing the boot camp, the participants will form the core of the social reporting team for the 6th Mediterranean Forest Week and will work on-site to cover the event with tweets, blogs, videos, images and pictures, etc.
Maria De Cristofaro, Outreach and Capacity Building, Forestry Department, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Italy
Patricia R. Sfeir, Leader of the Mediterranean and the Near East Forest CommunicatorsNetwork and Manager, Rural Development Programs, Seeds International, Lebanon
Ingwald Gschwandtl, Chair of the Global Coordination Group, Forest Communicators Networks and Director, Head of Forest Policy and Information, Federal Ministry of Sustainability and Tourism, Austria
Kai Lintunen, Leader of the UNECE/FAO Forest Communicators Network and Head of International Communications, Finnish Forest Association, Finland
Kay Montgomery, Leader of the Africa Forest Communicators Network and Working forForests Representative, Department of Environmental Affairs, South Africa
Pier Andrea Pirani, Co-director and Independent Consultant, Euforic Services Ltd
Pilar Valbuena, Deputy Leader of the Mediterranean and the Near East Forest Communicators Network and International Expert in Communication, Education and Awareness Strategies, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)