By Almamo Kamaso
The Director of Media Agenda Madi M.K Ceesay on Wednesday 27th March signed a $20,000 training contract with United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural organization to offer training for 30 young female journalist from various media outlets.
Director Ceesay told the Daily News that Media Agenda is media research and training organization that has signed this 20,000 USD project with the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural organization (UNESCO) Dakar office 27th March 2019 through NATCOM Gambia.
In a press release send to the Daily News indicates that Media Agenda shall provide a residential short media training for 30 journalists, mainly female journalists from the month of April 2019. The training will be held at the Kunta Kinteh lodge Juffureh North Bank Region.
The two main beneficiaries are the Women Journalist Association and Network of Community Radios.
Each of the two organizations will provide participants and the Media Agenda shall provide competent trainers in programming and other journalistic areas.
Media Agenda as a media research and training organization, established and registered in 2006; in the past trained numerous carders of journalists from middle management staff to beginners on various journalistic professional stages in the country.
In 2015 we trained 50 journalists in the run ups to the December 2016 presidential elections on election coverage; and in the following year of 2017 we trained another 50 journalists on voter education through radio. In all the two programs funding was from the American embassy.
Media Agenda is proud today that we have beneficiaries of our past programs all over the media houses throughout the country with simple gadgets such as electronic recorders supplied by Media Agenda.
The April training workshop is funded by UNESCO’s IPDC with support from NATCOM Gambia office.
By Almamo Kamaso