Webinar announcement: Media's role in strengthening accountability

Wednesday 21 May 2014
USA Eastern 9:00-10:15 | UTC/GMT 13:00 | UK & West Africa 14:00 | Europe & Central Africa 15:00 | Eastern Africa 16:00
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Media is not always part of the conversation when it comes to the overall development picture. To ensure that media is incorporated into the post-2015 agenda, interested groups secured a side meeting at the first High-Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation in April. This webinar will serve as a briefing on the results of this meeting, and highlight successful cases where media development projects had lasting impact on government accountability.

The panelists will focus on answering the following questions: 

  • What are examples of areas where media has helped countries strengthen accountability and effectiveness of development programs? 
  • What do we need to do to raise the profile of media so we can be part of the post-2015 agenda? 
  • How can we engage the global south to participate in this discussion? 
  • Are there better ways to reach global audiences to show them how media plays a role in strengthening accountability?

How to participate

This webinar will be conducted using Google Hangouts.  You will be able to view the webinar at LenCD, on YouTube, or on Google+.  Send comments and questions to the presenters via Twitter #cimaevents.

The Center for International Media Assistance

The Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) raises the visibility and improves the effectiveness of media development around the world. The Center provides information, builds networks, conducts research, and highlights the indispensable role media play in the creation and development of sustainable democracies. CIMA convenes donors, implementers, academics and other stakeholders in the media development community. Housed at the National Endowment for Democracy, CIMA coordinates working groups and discussions, and commissions reports and commentary on issues critical to the field.

LenCD CD4Results webinar series

Under the CD4Results Initiative LenCD is organizing a series of webinars. The objective of the initiative is to foster a knowledge exchange across communities of practice on the contribution of capacity development to improved sector performance. It explores methodological approaches that have contributed to achieving results as well as on the role played by change agents in stimulating change. Each webinar will address a selected challenge examining diverse experiences on achieving sustainable results in one sector, sub-sector or thematic area. Webinars are organized and hosted by LenCD partners and participation is free of charge.