Communicating climate change: A practitioner’s guide. Insights from Africa, Asia and Latin America.


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Title of Resource

Communicating climate change: A practitioner’s guide. Insights from Africa, Asia and Latin America.



Main Topic

Climate systems and extreme weather impact
Policy and Institutions addressing Climate Change
Soil and food security


General focus (e.g., if the resource covers several topics)



Audience Education Level

Informal educators (museums, visitor centers, NGOs)
College or university lecturers




Science Approaches

Climate compatible development
Adaptation strategies

Learning Approaches

None given (content only)

Sustainability Big Idea

Universal responsibility - (sense of global responsibility)
Earth love - (respect Earth and life in all its diversity)
Equity and justice
Health and resiliency
Systems thinking - (process for understanding the interrelationships among the key components of a system)

Includes References


Suggested Usefulness

Indigenous Voice

Yes. Local context

Women and Children Agency

Yes. In some of the most arid parts of India, isolated communities that depend directly
on their immediate environment for food and livelihoods are experiencing the
worst impacts of climate change. Farmers are observing long-term changes in their local climate patterns, winter and summer weather has become more erratic, and extreme events such as flash floods and droughts are more frequent and intense. Although local communities are well aware of these changes, they see them as either aberrations or consequences of land use changes and environmental degradation. . In Barmer, Rajasthan, SEEDS helped start a community radio programme with
a local NGO called Unnati. Malnutrition, illiteracy, child marriage and abuse
are very high among adolescent girls in western Rajasthan, where the Human
Development Index for women and female children is among the lowest in the
world. Unnati trained a group of local adolescent girls from a highly vulnerable and marginalised community to develop, edit and broadcast ten radio programmes of 15 minutes each on climate change and disaster-related issues facing western Rajasthan. The twice-weekly programme covered a range of topics on climate change, disasters, local adaptation and risk-reduction solutions, and government policies, and included expert interviews and some cultural entertainment.

Social Inclusion

Yes. CDKN commissioned a film from Indian filmmaker Krishnendu Bose to document women’s concerns and opportunities to incorporate climate resilience into
farming practice – and especially to investigate how State Climate Change Action Plans could be more ‘gender aware’.

Entrepreneurial Opportunities

Yes. Women from case studies formed a cooperative, taking knowledge from local NGOs, and gather dry leaves to use for organic farming. The products are then shared within the community, contributing to food security. At the same time, they are bringing to life traditional farming practices as they have seen how commercial farming has been affected by climate change.

Sustainable Development Goal

SDG 1 - No Poverty
SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
SDG 3 - Good Health & Well-Being
SDG 6 - Clean Water & Sanitation
SDG 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy
SDG 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth
SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities
SDG 15 - Life on Land

Interpersonal Competency Areas

Global citizenship

Strategic Planning Competency Areas

Gender equality

Normative Competency Areas

Gender equality

Anticipatory Skills Competency Areas

Global citizenship

Systems Thinking Competency Areas

Global citizenship

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