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Formation sur la couverture médiatique de l’intégration régionale

10-16 avril 2011
Arusha, Tanzanie

According to the EAC Head of Department of Corporate Communication and Public Affairs, Mr. Owora Richard Othieno, the training programme will bring together 25 journalists selected from all the EAC Partner States (five from each) working in Newspapers, Magazines, Online Publications, News Agencies, Radio and Television. The journalists will undergo a one-week intensive training on regional integration reporting drawing massively from the East African Community experience.

The programme aims at enhancing journalists’ understanding of the concept of social, economic and political regional integration in general and the history, Organs and Institutions and policies of the EAC in particular thus improving the quality of reporting on EAC matters within the region.

Says Mr. Othieno : “The EAC Secretariat definitely has a role in empowering the Media in the region so that they report or write about the integration issues from an informed position.

“The programme will enable participants to exchange and share knowledge and experience as well as giving the opportunity for regional networking. We need to create that critical mass of journalists specializing in regional reporting on EAC and this is the first step in that direction” he adds.

The workshop will lay the foundation for further training and networking activities focusing on regional integration issues in East Africa.

Application for the training programme is now open and the deadline is 23 March 2011. The short listing and decision for admission to the training programme will be done by the GIZ Headquarters in Bonn, Germany. Applicants are required to forward their application letters and the CV (by email only) to Mr. Klaus Althoff : klaus.althoff@giz.de This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and copied to Mr. Owora Richard Othieno : othieno@eachq.orgThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Accommodation and full boarding for the successful participants will be borne by Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). Air tickets may be provided by GIZ on request.


EAC and the Media

The East African Community (EAC) is the regional intergovernmental organization of the Republics of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Republic of Rwanda and Republic of Burundi with its Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania. The EAC’s vision is a prosperous, competitive, secure, stable and politically united East Africa ; and the Mission is to widen and deepen economic, political, social and culture integration in order to improve the quality of life of the people of East Africa. The EAC aims at widening and deepening cooperation among the Partner States in, among others, political, economic and social fields for their mutual benefit.

With over 130 million population and growing, the media plays a critical role in communicating EAC and bringing out the news to the world. While every EAC citizen has the ability to spread the message of East African integration, not all citizens have the luxury the media has : The access to be in regional frontline of happenings. The people of EAC continue to depend on the media’s curiosity, persistence and integrity to communicate the message and spirit of East African integration. As such, the media should continue to enhance the quality and professionalism of reporting.

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Broad-based expertise for sustainable development – under one roof

In the spirit of partnership, GIZ supports people and societies in developing, transition and industrialized countries in shaping their own futures and improving living conditions. Established on 1 January 2011, it brings together under one roof the long-standing expertise of the Deutscher Entwicklungsdienst (DED) GmbH (German Development Service), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH (German Technical Cooperation) and InWEnt – Capacity Building International, Germany. As a federally owned enterprise, GIZ supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. GIZ is also engaged in international education work around the globe.

GIZ operates in more than 130 countries worldwide. In Germany it maintains its presence in nearly all the Federal States with registered offices in Bonn and Eschborn. GIZ employs approximately 17,000 staff members worldwide, more than 60 % of whom are local personnel.

For more information please contact : Owora Richard Othieno, Head of Department ; Corporate Communications and Public Affairs ; Tel : +255 784 835021 ; Email : othieno@eachq.org


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