MEPRA Virtual Summer School: Communicating Climate Change

The objective of the workshop is to understand why communicating highly complex issues such as climate change is so challenging, and what we can potentially do to address them.

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The objective of the workshop is to understand why communicating highly complex issues such as climate change is so challenging, and what we can potentially do to address them.

Date & Timings:

August 06,2020 10AM-12 PM UAE Time

Facilitator:

Nicholas Labuschagne, APCO Worldwide

Nic Labuschagne is a communications strategist with over 30 years’ experience in helping governments and organizations in emerging markets (Middle East and Africa), to successfully and sustainably manage reputational risk. After starting his career as a chemical engineer in 1984, Mr. Labuschagne progressed to work as a financial and commodity risk management specialist in the City of London. In 1992 he transitioned into corporate strategy, and in 2003 began to specialize in strategic
communications. He was seconded to Brand Dubai in 2006 to manage a series of politically sensitive issues that were negatively impacting the reputation of Dubai. In 2012 he was appointed as a senior advisor to the Office of Government Communications of the Abu Dhabi Government. He joined APCO in 2014 as the senior director of strategy. Mr. Labuschagne provides communications strategy, issue, crisis and change management advice, and communication capacity building to APCO’s corporate and government clients. Current clients include the
governments of Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, and corporations such Lockheed Martin, Mars, and Mubadala Aerospace.
Mr. Labuschagne holds a B.Sc in chemical engineering, an MBA, an MA in East Asian studies, an M.Litt in terrorism studies and an M.Sc in corporate responsibility and sustainability studies. His area of expertise lies at the nexus of climate change, sustainability and national security.

Workshop Details:

This workshop will be led as a webinar as part of MEPRA’s Virtual Summer School programme.
Register using the form below or email community@mepra.org
All workshops under the MEPRA Virtual Summer School programme are FREE for MEPRA Members.
You will receive the webinar link approximately 5 days before the event.

Accreditation:

MEPRA has partnered with UK’s Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) to establish a continuous professional development (CPD) program. MEPRA members will receive access to CIPR’s CPD platform, which includes more than 1,200 learning resources and enables practitioners to map their training journey and earn their way to becoming MEPRA and CIPR Accredited Public Relations Practitioners. This course is worth 5 CPD points. For more information on CPD and accreditation click here.

To enrol in this course, please register online or email community@mepra.org For any additional enquiries, please call Natalie Smith, Marketing and Events Coordinator on +971544940555.

Agenda and speakers

  • 8/6/20 10:00 - 8/6/20 12:00

    Nicholas Labuschagne,
    APCO Worldwide

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