The Webinar was organized in collaboration with Optimism Pakistan: An initiative by Interdisciplinary Centre for Conservation Science University of Oxford and Rewriting Extinction: a collaborative charity project, UK. Mr. Paul Goodenough, Emmy Award Winner a famous writer and producer was key speaker of the webinar.
Theme of the webinar was how to use simple comic stories to highlight environmental issues like climate change, deforestation, pollution and plastic waste. In the changing world environmental professionals and conservationists need new ways to communicate solutions and for outreach. It’s getting difficult to achieve expected outcomes by using media in the conventional and traditional approaches, therefore novel and unique ideas and models of communications are getting popularity to engage global and local audience. Rewriting extinction is on top of such models of communication where comics are used.
The webinar was attended by large number of students, faculty members and people from other institutions and organizations across Pakistan and from abroad also joined the event. Mr. Bilal Mustafa from Conservation Optimism Pakistan moderated the session. Following a brief presentation by Mr. Paul Goodenough the session was opened for discussion and questions answers. Students of the Department of Zoology, University of Chitral participated in the interactive session with great enthusiasm. The speaker and organizers appreciated their participation, interest and enthusiasm. Organizers of the event thanked the speaker and all other guests who joined and participated in the event from across the globe.