As this year’s secretariat for the Zambia World Press Freedom Day, PSAf – through the Media Development and ICTs programme’s pilot project, the Pan-African radio Platform – played a key role in bringing together the different stakeholders to ensure that all preparations for the May 3 event went well.

From 8 to 11 May 2012 PSAf hosted civil society officials from West Africa, East Africa and Southern Africa to share experiences on transparency and accountability activities under the Mwananchi programme of the Overseas Development Institute (ODI).

The Panos Institute Southern Africa (PSAf) has launched a media campaign where men from different sections of society will spearhead efforts to eradicate violence against women in Zambia. Former Zambian First Lady Dr Maureen Mwanawasa and Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) director general Mr Chibamba Kanyama are the two ambassadors of the campaign, which PSAf is implementing with funding from the Oxfam Programme in Zambia. 

The Observer writer Alon Mwesigwa was recently declared Best Panos Fellow on reporting tax and governance issues in Uganda.

Panos supports 13 media houses with Computers
Panos Eastern Africa has given 13 computers worth over Ushs. 44M (equivalent to 13, 500 Euros) to 13 media houses in Uganda in its on-going effort to boost and improve media content in the areas of governance and accountability.
The computers have been given under Panos Eastern Africa’s Media for Democratic Governance and Accountability Project (MDGAP) which is funded by the Delegation of the European Union to Uganda.

A one week training on the use of new radio production technologies and editing software for partner radio stations working with Panos Eastern Africa has started in Kampala.
The training brings together 12 journalists from six radio stations partnering with Panos to implement the PAN African Radio Platform Project. It is a key activity of the project which is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The training will run from June 17th -24th, 2012 at Arch Apartments in Ntinda, on the outskirts of Kampala.

I read the article by the Danish ambassador, Ms Nathalia Feinberg, in Daily Monitor of May 23, 2012, with great interest.
It succinctly provides a bird’s eye view of the Danish perspective on environment and sustainable development. Indeed, Denmark is, along with the rest of the Scandinavian countries, one of the very few countries where official policy discourse is firmly grounded in reality. When it means “going green”, it means it both for its own and for developing countries.

A half day National TB stakeholders meeting bring together TB researchers, Journalists, CSOs and Line ministry.
18th November , 2011
Starting at 8.30am to 1.00pm

Panos Caribbean is currently accepting applications for a fellowship to attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa. The conference will be held from November 28 – December 9, 2011.
Under the Voices for Climate Change Education project being implemented by Panos Caribbean and the National Environmental Education Committee (NEEC), there is a grant to cover the cost of travel of one or possibly two participants to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Durban, South Africa.

Panos Caribbean’s Jamaica and Haiti offices are now at new locations. The Jamaica office, which was temporarily relocated from 9 Westminster Road has now found a more permanent location at 85 Montgomery Road in Richmond Park, near Half Way Tree in Kingston.
“In consideration for the efficiency of our operations including the convenience of employees and persons who participate in our projects, we carefully selected a location that is just as central as our previous location,” Executive Director of Panos Caribbean, Jan Voordouw explained.