West African Regional Training for Journalists on African Governance Architecture (AGA) and African Charter on Democracy, Election and Governance (ACDEG)

The West African Civil Society Forum (WACSOF) has trained over 20 Journalists from Five (5) West African Countries on the African Governance Architecture (AGA).

The training which was held in Abuja on the 5th of April 2018 drew its participants from Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Cote D’Ivoire and Togo.

The aim of the training was to equip participants with the required skills to develop plans that will improve coverage, and increase information, knowledge and awareness of the African Governance Architecture (AGA) and African Charter on Democracy, Election and Governance (ACDEG).
It was expected that at the end of the training, media organizations would become actively involved in creating news, reports, talk-shows and interview that focuses on promoting Democracy, Election and Governance and in the long term this will lead to increased awareness of the AGA and ACDEG therefore lead to increase in the demand for the implementation of the AGA and ACDEG.

The facilitator, Mr. Faruk Ibrahim Senior Program Officer, Youth Initiative for Advocacy Growth and Advancement (YIAGA), elaborated on content formation for the popularization of AGA and ACDEG at the regional level which includes News and News Analysis, radio/TV current affairs programmes such as segments in magazines, Talk Show inserts, interviews, panel discussion, and documentaries.

The Participants made solemn commitment to create more awareness on AGA and ACDEG through their platforms as well as link their political reports to AGA and ACDEG.

Media houses represented at the training includes, Vanguard Newspapers Nigeria, Awoko Newspapers Sierra Leone, News Agency of Nigeria, The Punch Newspapers Nigeria, African Young Voices Sierra Leone, Television Togolaise, BBC Nigeria, Maison De Radio Nigeria, African Independent Television Nigeria, China Central Television (CCTV) Nigeria, This Day Newspaper Nigeria, Federal Radio Corp. of Nigeria (FRCN) Nigeria, Joy News Ghana, Ghana News Agency, Nigerian Television Authority, Nigerian Tribune, Daily Trust Newspaper Nigeria, Sierra Leone Broadcasting Commission, News Ivoire Côte D’ Ivoire, Daily News Appraisal Nigeria and Radio Democracy 98.1 Sierra Leone.

Implementer: WACSOF

Funder: EUROPEAN UNION / ACTIONAID

Implementation Partners:  ACTIONAID INTERNATIONAL; ACTIONAID GHANA; ACTIONAID MOÇAMBIQUE; ACTIONAID NIGERIA; ACTIONAID SIERRA LEONE; ACTIONAID UGANDA; ACTIONAID TANZANIA; EAST AFRICAN CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS' FORUM (EACSOF); MASS PUBLIC OPINION INSTITUTE (MPOI); MEDIA FOUNDATION FOR WEST AFRICA (MFWA); SOUTHERN AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY COUNCIL OF NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANISATIONS (SADC-CNGO); WEST AFRICAN CIVIL SOCIETY FORUM (WACSOF); EUROPEAN UNION


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