Call for Applications: AUC African Media Training on Sensitive Reporting on Harmful Practices

We bring you warm greetings from the Commission of the African Union.

The African Union Commission Department of Health, Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development in collaboration with the Spotlight Initiative Africa Regional Programme with great pleasure calls on on applications from all qualified and experienced media practitioners from Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Kenya, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda, South Sudan and Somalia, for the 5 day face to face media training on sensitive reporting on Harmful Practices for Eastern and Southern African countries.

The main objective of this training is to enhance media awareness, garner media support to advocacy based reporting and to mobilize social behavioral changes at all levels led by the media against Harmful traditional practices particularly child marriage and female genital mutilation. The training will also culminate into the creation of a network of an AU network of African media professionals that is engaged, connected, collaborating and is learning from each to lead and influence populations towards ending harmful practices by 2030.

The face to face training which will be held in Nairobi, Kenya is tailored for 5 participants from each country that is 2 University Journalism Lecturers, 2 frontline reporters and 1 Gender Media scholar (masters’ student). It will comprise a two day training of trainers for University Lecturers and a 3 day hands on training and experience sharing for frontline media personnel and scholars.

Please refer to the Call for applications document below.

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