Governance Media Training and Political Marketing
Good governance practices and a fully functioning democracy are key to a nation’s success, economically and socially. CMFD conducts training sessions with both radio journalists and politicians to improve civic education around elections and voting as well as reporting around elections and governance issues. This includes issues that are felt at the local level. We believe the best way to get civil society involved in political life is by ensuring that the media and political spokespeople know how to engage local communities.
Debating Politics in Angola (Luanda, Angola; July 2011)
In the latest of a long series of training workshops with radio and political spokespeople in Angola, CMFD Director Daniel Walter travelled to Luanda with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, for a busy week of activities. The first two days was with political spokespeople, the third involved working with a local camera crew and KAS to document Angela Merkel’s visit to the country, as well as KAS’s ongoing media work. The final two days was a workshop with private radio, Radio Despertar on encouraging discussions.
Interactive good governance programming (Nampula, Mozambique; May 2011)
In May 2011, CMFD travelled to Nampula to carry out training with community radio stations for Helvetas Mocambique, to build capacity of radios to undertake participatory programming, especially radio debates, on the issues of governance, water and sanitation. The activity was part of the PROGOAS programme, and representatives from seven radio stations attended. The training was held at Radio Encontro in the centre of Nampula. The content of the training was prepared by CMFD prior to the training
Political Marketing for Spokespeople 22-26 Feb, 2010, Luanda Angola
Strategic political marketing is an important part of making a political party's position known, and planning for and reacting to situations and events that can help to build the overall image of the party. This course sought to expand on previous technical courses, to clearly hone in on designing messages and mediums for presenting political messages and undertaking political marketing in order to encourage a healthy democracy. The course included such topics as targeting political marketing; storytelling in political campaigning; photojournalism & Communicating through visuals; meeting the media.
Political Marketing and Campaigning
20-23 July 2009, Maputo, Mozambique
Organised ahead of the Mozambique presidential elections, this workshop brought political representatives and media together to explore such issues as wow to communicate effectively with voters. Along with technical training, the workshop nclusing hands on practice through practical exercises, a mock crisis, and productions of a voter awareness flyer and radio spot.
Capacity Building and Programme Production: 2009 Elections/ Governance in Angola 30 March - 03 April, 2009
Following quickly on the heels of last years legislative elections, for the first time since 1992
30 March - 03
Covering Local Issues: Community Radios (CR) and Community’s Resident Associations
24 – 28 November 2008,
Representatives from community radio and two locally based print journalists attended a 5-day workshop to help develop content and technical skills related to reporting on the work of community Residents Associations in
Creating Media Resources Leading Up to Elections in
1 - 18 June, 2008,
The previous training programmes held with political spokes people in
31 March - 4 April 2008, Luanda, Angola
The aim of this two-week workshop organised for KAS was to build the knowledge and capacity of radio journalists to investigate and report on elections processes and the upcoming September election in Angola. This workshop involved participants from three radio stations - Radio Despertar, Radio Nacional De Angola, and Radio Igreja. Joint seminars were organised for the first three days, followed by practical days based at individual radio stations, so that each journalist could work with their own equipments, in their one space. Presenters included representatives from MISA, the Elections Commission, the Union of Journalists, and political parties. Topics covered included: role of media in covering elections; key issues in covering elections; covering local/ social issues (rights, health, access to services) and the importance of interviewing/ accessing diverse voices in civil society; themes for elections coverage; media ethics & elections; elections background; and techniques for preparing and assembling a radio programme
Creating Voter Information and Education Materials
Reporting Local Governance and Community Participation
With training and on-site production provided by CMFD (Community Media for development) Productions, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung organised a 5-day workshop to build the interest, knowledge and capacity of radio journalists to investigate and report on local governance, issues, and initiatives affecting the community. This workshop involved 14 participants from radio stations in the northern region of