ActionAid Ghana, part of ActionAid Global, a global justice federation working to achieve social justice, gender equality and poverty eradication has held a two-day capacity building training for members of the Ahafo Regional chapter of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA).
The training which focused on two main areas; decent work and climate justice, both topics rarely talked about in this part of the world aimed to equipped journalists with the requisite knowledge on the topics.
The training which begun on Wednesday, July 14 and ended Thursday, July 15, sought to build the capacity of journalists on decent and dignifying work in the context of the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) C190, which is the first international treaty to recognize the right of everyone to a world of work free from violence and harassment, including gender-based violence and harassment.
It also brought participants up to speed with current standing and efforts made in the area of climate change mitigation and adaptation.
In his opening remarks, Tontie Binado, the Ahafo Regional Programmes Manager at ActionAid indicated the federation’s willingness to establish a partnership with the GJA’s chapter at the regional programme coverage area for their organisation of the annual GJA awards in the region.
The first day which was participatory focused attention on and solicited the participants’ understanding of decent work, what constitutes decent work and the barriers in reporting on decent work and how to mitigate those barriers and build safer and decent working environment for all workers irrespective of the sector they work in.
Day two, which also marked the end of the training took the participants through climate justice. The need to put immediate measures in place to mitigate the effects of a depleted climate in order to build a resilient and sustainable climate and environment.
This adds to ActionAid’s efforts for a friendly climate and their call on the world’s richest nations to meet their promise to deliver $100 billion a year in climate finance through grants to help vulnerable countries adapt to the climate crisis and transition to greener economies without being pushed further into debt.
On his part, the Ahafo Regional President of the GJA, Larry Daryl Kwesi Moses,expressed his discontent with the lack or little spotlight on reports on climate change and its adverse effects and admonished his members to give priority to such stories in order to salvage what is left of the damage caused by the disregard for climate friendly practices.
By Kabah Atawoge|3news.com|Ghana