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FAWE partners with COMED to build capacity in communicating for education and development


Monday, 25 May 2009

FAWE has been invited to partner with the ADEA Working Group on Communication for Education and Development (COMED) to develop a toolkit to build the capacity of African journalists and communication officers to communicate on education for development.

FAWE will join a number of media, communications and education specialists from various African countries at a workshop to develop a toolkit targeting journalists, editors, communications officers, civil society organisations (CSOs), trainers and students.

The objective of the workshop, to be held at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa, from 28 May to 2 June 2009, is to produce a training tool to enhance communication on education and development in Africa for the purposes of advocacy, community mobilisation and engaging in policy debate and dialogue.

FAWE will contribute to the initiative by ensuring a gender perspective is incorporated into the issues related to education and development in Africa that will be covered by the toolkit.

The toolkit will be pre-tested at the Highway Africa media event at Rhodes University from 5 to 8 September 2009 and thereafter in five countries – Congo, Liberia, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland – prior to launch at a later date.

FAWE and COMED will also discuss potential areas of future collaboration, such as synergies between FAWE National Chapters and COMED’s network of journalists and communications officers in African countries for collaboration on media coverage and community advocacy related to education and development.

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