MY ISLAND MY COMMUNITY PROGRESS UPDATE – AUG TO NOV 2012
Dear My Island My Community Partners,
The past few months have been rewarding and challenging for Media Impact. Our New York office has been reminded that we all face increased dangers from a changing climate with the impacts of post-tropical Hurricane Sandy. It serves also to remind us how critical it is for us all to take urgent action to adapt to climate change.We were fortunate that none of our staff were injured or had houses badly damaged however our NYC office was offline for a full week with some staff still without heat and hot water. We do hope that all your friends and families in the Caribbean and USA are safe.On brighter notes, here are some of the highlights from the past few months: We are getting very close to our 100th episode with Callaloo now broadcasting episodes 80 to 91!
Our team and partners in St Lucia have been full steam ahead engaging school groups in activities to promote awareness of climate change adaptation and biodiversity conservation in our first My Island Community Action Campaign.
HIV/AIDS story lines have been integrated into prime time TV broadcast across the Caribbean. 8 radio magazines were produced and broadcast in Grenada and St Vincent & the Grenadines to raise awareness around climate change and ecosystem based adaptation as part of the The Nature Conservancy’s At The Water’s Edge (AWE) program.
HIV/AIDS radio call-in shows have been hosted in Grenada and will be rolled out in another five OECS countries in the lead up to World AIDS Day in December 2012.
A significant My Island mid-term evaluation is in progress including an evaluation survey, in-depth interviews, focus groups and clinic-exit interviews. These results will be the basis of the final report for the CARISMA II project initiated in late 2011.Our team would like to sincerely Will Banham for his time and commitment to My Island My Community and programs of Media Impact and we wish him well in his future endeavors. Brenda Campos will now be responsible for oversight of the My Island program with the support of Alleyne Regis (Caribbean Regional Manager) and Jessica Robbins (Islands Communications Manager).
Please see the attached document for more on the latest achievements for My Island My CommunityCommunity Action Campaigns on the Ground!
Many thanks for your ongoing support!