The National Council of Environmental Journalists—NCEJ conducted field and classroom training in River Indus Delta in southern Pakistan as a part of its recently launched initiatives “Reporting impacts of Climate Change on communities: Building Network and media capacity to cover climate change” in collaboration with Earth Journalism Network-EJN.

For these sessions under the initiative, NCEJ requested World Wildlife Fund for Nature or WWF-Pakistan to assist by providing technical expert who can explain to the participants on climate change and its effects on communities. WWF-Pakistan signed an agreement with NCEJ to support during Karachi and Thatta training.
For Thatta training, after a tight scrutiny, NCEJ selected nine journalists, three of them were female journalists.
For the training selected journalists travelled from Karachi to Thatta, the last district on river Indus, where Indus delta is located. First they attended classroom session.
GhulamRasool Khatri, an official of World Wildlife Fund for Nature, WWF-Pakistan delivered a detailed presentation on how deltaic communities are suffering with changing clime, seal level rise and seawater intrusion.
The led trainer of these sessions, renowned environmental journalist and president NCEJ, Amar Guriro hold classroom session and explained the participants about the different aspects of climate change and its impacts on communities.
The participating journalists expressed their views on becoming NCEJ members and said that they were happy to be part of this national forum.
Later, the participants were taken to the Indus delta field training. The participants visited many coastal settlements and hamlets and remote villages to talk to the communities on how they are suffering with impacts of climate change.
During the flood training, NCEJ newly members covered wonderful stories, which were published by our media partners, The Nature News, Pakistan’s first ever newspaper covering environment, climate change and science.