SDC members, media and development experts, and local media pioneers met in Nairobi to discuss ways to support regional media. The workshop was organized by SDC's Southern Africa, East and North Africa, Occupied Palestinian Territory Division (SENAP) in cooperation with DDLGN and the division Knowledge-Learning-Culture (KLC). It came as a continuation of the workshop "Experience Capitalisation Media", which was held in Kigali in 2016 and focused on experiences with media in different countries.
This year's workshop went one step further and integrated learnings from different experiences into country programmes. Members from SDC's offices in Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda and RDC are currently implementing projects in the field of media support and were able to discuss those ongoing projects, while members from Mozambique and Egypt were able to collect insights for possible future projects in media support. In the run-up of this workshop, iMedia analyzed all media projects in SDC for their CapEx "Media inside SDC". Along with the diverse backgrounds of the guests including members from Fondation Hirondelle La Benevolencjia, Internews, BBC Media Action, UNDP and local journalists, this provided for a deep and fruitful discussion.
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Presentations of iMedia's CapEx "Media inside SDC", the SDC guidelines on media, a discussion about working in fragile contexts, country challenges and key question to be addressed at this workshop.
Different organizations presented their innovative approaches and in an Innovation Share Fair. In the afternoon, there was an open discussion on the potentials and risks of social media.
In groups, the countries discussed their already existing media projects or how to include media in future country programmes.