Nestlé Nigeria, LBS Sustainability Centre Train Journalists on Nutrition, Health and Environment Data Driven Reportage

Nestlé Nigeria, in collaboration with the Lagos Business School Sustainability Centre, recently concluded the 2023 Nestlé Sustainability training with a focus on ‘Nestlé Advancing Nutrition, Health, and Environmental Awareness Through the Media.’ This annual three-week program aimed to equip journalists and media practitioners with data analysis, sustainability trends, and solution journalism skills in the areas of nutrition, health, and environment. Participants gained a deeper understanding of the relationship between the environment and food systems, empowering them to communicate effectively to the Nigerian public on best practices, lifestyle choices, and policy directions that promote sustainability.

During the closing ceremony, the Dean of Lagos Business School expressed gratitude to Nestlé for their commitment to promoting nutrition, health, and environmental awareness in Nigeria. He encouraged the media professionals to engage in ethical and fact-based reporting, using the knowledge and connections forged during the training to elevate the standard of reporting on important issues.

Victoria Uwadoka, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Manager at Nestlé Nigeria, thanked the Lagos Business School Sustainability Centre and the media professionals for their participation. She emphasized the importance of accurate and easily digestible information to influence positive attitudinal change in families, communities, and organizations. The training this year included a field trip to LUFASI Park, where participants experienced the effects of climate change on natural ecosystems and engaged in experiential learning activities.

The organizers expressed their gratitude to Nestlé Nigeria for their continuous support and partnership in delivering the training over the past four years. They also acknowledged the facilitators, faculty, staff, and team members for their efforts in providing an exceptional learning experience. The aim is to drive better reportage and impactful storytelling by the participants to address the negative impact of climate change on food systems.

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