For 2017’s World ocean day, IVLP alumnae Nene Mainzana, who attended the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity protection program in 2013, shared her professional experience in mitigating climate change with local journalists, in Kinshasa’s American Cultural Center. She also shared environment protection best practices learned during her IVLP program. During the round table, participants discussed a range of questions, including pollution of rivers with plastic bags and bottles, the role that journalists can play in changing collective behavior, and waste management by the state and by civil society organizations. At the closing phase of the round table, a group of journalists coming from different press organization stated their intention to create a joint awareness-raising plan on this issue.
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