SCIENCE WRITING in association with the University of the West Indies and SciDev -For budding science writers and scientists who want to do journalistic writing.
August 2014 for more information write to: email@example.com
Course for communication officers from ngo’s working with communities/NGO’s environmental organisations
COMMUNICATING YOUR ENVIRONMENT - Apply here
This course is designed to equip participants from NGOs and CBOs (Community
Based Organisations) to plan and utilise strategically selected communication
tools and media products to support effective policy‐making, public participation
and project implementation in awareness, outreach activities and behaviour
change strategies in environmentally sensitive areas.
The course will explore theoretical concepts of communication and examine current practises. It also aims to engage participants in various approaches to
the issues, terminology and concepts. Participants are expected use the available expertise to help them to develop some documents and tools they will use in their communities.
Date: January 19 to 30
Location: Manchester, JAMAICA
DURATION: Two weeks
The course is divided into two components:
It comprises classroom delivery and field trips to enhance knowledge and
provide practical hands‐on experience.
Course Fees and miscellaneous charges
Course Cost US $4,000
Registration Fee: US$50
Late Registration: US$30
Registration: Sept 24, 2014. A late registration fees applies thereafter
We will consider last minute registration at a cost of $100 due to the requirement of high rush fees for one or 3‐day application for services. There is additional costs associated with apprenticeships.
Accommodation and meals;
Deposit 50% at Registration balance two weeks before the course starts.
(Organisations with two or more participants‐ ask about shared costs savings.)
In section one, participants are introduced to various communication strategies,
tools and methods that provide a base for the improved planning of outreach and
awareness activities. The participant will be taught how to select the tools and
customise them for specific uses.
1) Introduction to Development Communication
2) Communicating your environment/situations
3) Effective Communication Strategies
4) Introduction to Social Marketing
5) Selecting Communication Tools
a. ‐Designing your messages
b. ‐Defining your audiences
1) Designing public awareness tools
2) Designing your media strategies/ tools
3) Basics of Photography and Graphic Design
4) Writing workshops
a. ‐Writing effective press releases
b. ‐Human‐interest stories as a media tool
c. ‐Media briefs
5) Outreach and Awareness tools
6) Field trips‐ allow participants to use strategies developed in Section 1 and
collect information that will be used in Section 2
7) Public Relations Tools Workshop (2‐4 hours)
Ask for an application form and application details by email: