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ABU builds Coalition for Sustainable Future of the Pacific nations

The scene is set for the biggest media gathering of the year in the Pacific region. More than 100 media professionals and experts in climate change adaptation and disaster preparedness gather in Nadi, Fiji, from 5-7 February 2018 for this year’s first major ABU event. Eminent speakers from across the globe are lined-up for three days of vigorous discussions on media solutions for climate adaptation and the pressing issues for broadcasters in the Pacific region.

This year, the annual ABU Summit on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction (ABU Media Summit on CC&DRR) and Pacific Media Partnership Conference (PMPC) will be run together under the theme Media Solutions for a Sustainable Future. The forums will provide space for addressing through media common challenges to the Pacific nations and building Pacific’s media capacity to serve their diverse audiences.

Media Faces Climate Change: Building Resilient Communities
4th ABU Media Summit on CC&DRR  

It is within the spirit of cooperation and solidarity that the ABU is building a coalition of stakeholders to assisting small Pacific islands nations where the climate change stakes are higher than ever. The ABU Summit will focus on media strategies and solutions and will transfer best practices in the field of climate change adaptation from coastal and island communities across the globe.

An exciting part of the CCDRR Summit will be the Gala Awards Night on 6 February 2018, which will announce the winners of the 2018 ABU Awards on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction.

Pacific Voices, Pacific Stories: Engaging Audiences in Making Content
9th Pacific Media Partnership Conference

The annual gathering of the Pacific media highlights the biggest challenges for broadcasters in the region – limited resources to have the equipment and the production talent to make great programs and building audiences. Themed Engaging Audiences in Making Content, the 9th edition of the conference will share up-to-the-minute perspectives on technological development, regulatory issues, news and programming. 

Although it’s main title is Pacific Voices, Pacific Stories’, the 9th PMPC will both provide a forum for the Pacific region’s broadcasters as well as discussing issues of pressing global importance.