Wednesday, September 28, 2011

AGR III Media Workshop on Elections and the Management of Diversity in Africa

28 Sep 2011 14:25 Africa/Lagos

AGR III Media Workshop on the theme / Elections and the Management of Diversity in Africa

NAIROBI, September 28, 2011/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- AGR III Media Workshop on the theme: Elections and the Management of Diversity in Africa

29th – 30thSeptember 2011

Laico Regency Hotel,

Nairobi, Kenya

Draft Programme

Day One

8.30am -10.00am Registration of Participants

10.00am – 11.00am Opening Ceremony

Welcome Remarks by Chief Host: Aeneas Chuma, RR, UNDP, Kenya

Remarks by UNECA and Meeting Objectives: Said Adejumobi, AGR


Statement by the Special Guest- Ahmed Issack Hassan, Chairperson, IIEC

Keynote Address by Hon. Peter Anyang' Nyong'o, Minister for Medical Services, Republic of Kenya on: “The Media and Nation Building in Plural Societies: Opportunities and Challenges”

11.00- 11. 30 am Group Photograph and Coffee Break

11.30am – 12.30pm First Session: Chair- Khabele Matlosa

The AGR Project: Background, Trajectory and the Present

- Said Adejumobi

The Media, Diversity and the Political Construction of Reality in Africa

- Adigun Agbaje

General Discussion

12.30pm – 1.30pm Second Session: Chair: Funke Egbemode

The Media, Electoral Process, and Electoral Reforms in Africa

- Benedict K. Tembo

Making the Peoples' Votes Count: The Role of the Media in Promoting Free, Fair and Credible Elections in Africa

- Ms. Sara Bakata

General Discussion

1.30pm – 2.30pm Lunch Break

2.30pm- 4.00pm Third Session: Chair: Emmanuel Juma

The Media and Political Corruption: Implications for Free and Fair Elections

- Enock Ngoma

The Media and Electoral Conflicts

- Zahra Abigaba

- Jeff Otieno

General Discussion

4.00pm – 4.30pm Coffee Break

4.30pm Close of Day I

Day Two

9.30am- 10.30 am Fourth Session: Chair: Jeremais Andre Dos Santos

New Social Media and the Struggle for Democracy in Africa

- Daudi Were

Offshore Media and the Struggle for Transparency and Accountability in Africa: The Experience of Sahara Reporters

- Omoyele Sowore

General Discussion

10.30am- 11.00am Coffee Break

11.00am – 1.30pm Roundtable Discussion on Country Experiences on the Role of the Media in Elections and Diversity Management

Chair: Mary Harper


- Fracinah Baaitse- Bostwana

- George Githiaga- Kenya

- Kamal Tayo Oropo- Nigeria

- Amare Aregawi and Shimeless Meressa - Ethiopia

- Micheal Moses Phiri- Malawi

- Saikoh Jammeh- Gambia

- Berna Namata- Rwanda

1.30pm- 2.30pm Lunch Break

2.30pm- 3.00pm Closing Ceremony and Way Forward

Source: United Nations Development Programme (PNUD)

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