By Own Correspondent
The World Food Programme (WFP) has partnered with MISA Lesotho for the development of the first-ever “user-friendly, clear and enabling” media toolkit, that is going to be used as a reference point by various media houses reporting on climate change and nutrition in the country.
The envisaged media toolkit, according to MISA Lesotho’s National Director Lekhetho Ntsukunyane, is going to serve as a guide on how media houses produce comprehensive reports on climate change and nutrition. The Institute, Mr Ntsukunyane added, will also train media houses on how to effectively use the toolkit.
Ntsukunyane was speaking during a one-day consultative breakfast meeting with climate change and nutrition experts on Tuesday this week at Kick4Life Social Enterprise premises in Maseru. MISA Lesotho had engaged different experts in the fields of nutrition, environment, soil conservation, range, forestry, meteorology and climate change.
Ntsukunyane said they intended to develop “a highly consultative, comprehensive yet very user-friendly media toolkit, that will also be translated in Sesotho.”
Meanwhile, MISA Lesotho will further engage radio station managers, newspaper editors and media proprietors this week on Thursday for further consultations in the development of the toolkit.
The WFP partnership with MISA Lesotho is pinned under a grand project: Improving Adaptive Capacity of Vulnerable and Food Insecure Populations in Lesotho (IACOV).
IACOV is a four-year project, financially supported by the Adaptive Fund to the tune M150 million. It was first implemented in 2020 and comes to end in October 2024. The project is led by the government of Lesotho through the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, as well as the Lesotho Meteorological Services (LMS). It is, however, being implemented by the WFP.