COBAM Project: Using the radio as a means of effective information exchange in combating climate change in the Congo Basin


There is growing consensus that information on climate change and its effects on forests are not readily available in Central Africa. The concept of climate change and its processes evolve so quickly that decision makers can hardly keep up with emerging data. In addition, most of the available information is disseminated through very selective channels (scientific journals, articles, newsletters, websites, etc.) that do not always reach a wider audience.


Radio remains the most accessible communication channel, because it is available to everyone in the Congo Basin and is the least expensive media available.


Changing Seasons is a CIFOR-COBAM radio program set in a debate format and broadcast monthly by the national radio station - Cameroon Radio and Television (CRTV), which has a nation-wide coverage.


Participants on the radio program are experts in their respective fields, and are invited according to the topic of the month.  This affords decision makers, local communities, and other stakeholders the opportunity to participate, learn and exchange information on issues relating to climate change and sustainable forest management in the Congo Basin.


Please download the Descriptive Note  and the Content of the CIFOR – COBAM radio program set in a debate format and broadcast monthly by the national radio station Cameroon Radio and Television (CRTV)




For more Information, please contact Mrs. Touko, Merline   (CIFOR-Cameroon) <>



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