Media Agenda, a media research and training organisation in The Gambia has signed a $20,000 project with Unesco Dakar office through Natcom Gambia to enhance the institutional capacity of community radios and women journalists associations.
“In this partnership Media Agenda shall provide a residential short-term media training for 30 journalists mainly female journalists starting from April 2019. The training will be held at the Kunta Kinteh lodge in Juffureh, NBR,” Media Ceesay, director of Media Agenda confirmed to The Standard.
He said Media Agenda will provide competent trainers in programming and other journalistic areas.
“Media Agenda as a media research and training organisation established and registered in 2006 has trained numerous cadre of journalists from middle management staff to beginners on various journalistic professional stages in the country,” Ceesay added.
He said in 2015 alone they have trained 50 journalists in the run up to the December 2016 presidential elections on election coverage “and in 2017 we trained another 50 journalists on voter education through radio. In all the two programmes funding was from the US embassy.
“Media Agenda is proud today that we have beneficiaries of our past programmes all over the media houses throughout the country with simple gadgets such as electronic recorders supplied by Media Agenda. The April training workshop is funded by Unesco’s IPDC with support from Natcom Gambia office,” he concluded.