Training on use of Information and Communication Technologies in Peace Education and Conflict-sensitive Reporting.

When, local time: 
Thursday, 1 August 2013 - 8:00am to Saturday, 3 August 2013 - 5:00pm
Where: 
Uganda, Eastern Uganda
Type of Event: 
Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Contact: 
Moses Odokonyero, Chairman, Northern Uganda Media Club, modokonyero@gmail.com, +256712262244

UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa is supporting Northern Uganda Media Club (NUMEC) to carry out 3 day training to journalists on using Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for peace education and conflict sensitive reporting. The training is aimed at capacity building up to 20 reporters, news editors and citizen journalists from various districts from Eastern Uganda. This training by UNESCO is being held under the framework of UNESCO's Intersectoral and interdisciplinary Programme of Action for a Culture of Peace and Non-violence.
Northern Uganda Media Club (NUMEC) which is in charge of carrying out the training is an independent media development organization working to revitalise the media terrain and to catalyse recovery and peace building in the region affected by a two-decades conflict. As part of the support to NUMEC, a “Toolkit for media reporting on peace and reconciliation in Uganda” has been developed to help in building the capacity of media workers and citizen journalists to promote peace education in northern Uganda. This training which aims at capacity building 20 journalists from Eastern Uganda is being held under the framework of UNESCO's Intersectoral and interdisciplinary Programme of Action for a Culture of Peace and Non-violence.