LIVE BLOG: #ClimateActionPH Workshop - Cebu
MANILA, Philippines – Through the collective efforts of the public, non-government organizations, and local government agencies, Cebuanos won against the proposed coal-powered plant project in Sawang Calero, Cebu City earlier this year. (READ: Cebu City council junks coal plant project)
Taking off from this victory, Rappler, in partnership with The Climate Reality Project Philippines, hosted a workshop in Cebu City on November 24, Thursday, to take stock of advocacy gains and lessons from the ground and learn how to leverage them for online campaign success.
In this workshop, the public was taught how to use online platforms to amplify their message and build online communities.
Speakers included community leaders in Cebu City who were instrumental to the success of the case, and social media and campaign managers from Rappler who will share best practices in translating online campaigns to real-world solutions.
The day-long workshop gathered more than 70 youth leaders, students, NGOs, and advocates in the region to join the discussion. The goal is to harness the power of social media to help communities in the Philippines address climate change, a silent menace that has long plagued the country.
Here are the highlights of the workshop. – Rappler.com#ClimateActionPH - Curated tweets by matabuenaj