AMWIK together with the project partners of Conserving Natural Capital and Enhancing Collaborative Management of Transboundary Resources in East Africa (CONNECT), conducted a 3-day capacity building and a 3-day field trip for journalists to enhance their learning and understanding of wildlife conservation, reducing illegal wildlife trade and consumption of terrestrial and marine wildlife species across East Africa.
The planned training and field learning visits which took place in Tsavo National Park, Amboseli National Park, and Mombasa (Shimoni marine site-Kwale and Mtwapa Marine site – Kilifi) were designed as part of the expanded media collaboration efforts under CONNECT to strengthen the conservation and management of natural resources shared by East African countries and especially, to reduce demand for the region’s illegal and unsustainably harvested wild species.
The week-long activities convened 15 journalists from selected media houses in Kenya, representing print, broadcast, digital, and community media stations and three journalists from Tanzania, Rwanda, and Uganda.
The journalists are currently working on their stories as we look forward to celebrating World Wildlife Day on 3rd March 2023.
AMWIK members were contracted to offer Social Media Moderator (1), Trainer(2), and Rapporteur (1) services during the capacity-building exercise.