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2016 Jakarta World Forum for Media Development

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Tuesday, September 20
 

14:00 PDT

MENA Coordination- MedMedia Project

The EU-funded MedMedia project is working to develop a strategy aimed at improving coordination and facilitating better communication between donors and media development agencies in the MENA region. During this session, MedMedia will invite participants to consider a proposal to create an expert group which could engage with the donor community and provide regular insight into the needs and priorities of media stakeholders. The purpose of the session is two-fold: to garner support for the initiative and to agree on the group’s profile and operating framework.

Rapporteur for the session: Meriam Bahri, Assistant Project Manager, MedMedia.


Moderators
avatar for Aida Al-Kaisy

Aida Al-Kaisy

Media Reform Advisor, BBC Media Action
Aida Al-Kaisy is a Media Reform Advisor at BBC Media Action and has worked extensively on media development projects across the MENA region including in Iraq and Jordan. She is currently working on an EU funded project called MedMedia, focusing on issues related to youth engagement... Read More →


Tuesday September 20, 2016 14:00 - 15:30 PDT
Meeting Room, Building A
 
Wednesday, September 21
 

09:00 PDT

DWA-CIMA Asia consultation: Beyond media development - Session 1

This session brings together a broad range of different experts from the field of media and media development from various Asian countries. The idea is to facilitate a mutli-stakeholder dialogue on the role media play in Asia’s societies, the problems media face and create as well as possible solutions for these challenges. The interplay between the governance environment and the media sector has long been recognized. In this session, the participants look at negative and positive dynamics between the media sector and the wider political, economic, and cultural context. The questions are: Which strategies in media development are needed to tackle the problems in the different countries and regions of the continent? How can the international development community in general and, more specifically, media development organizations and their partners respond to related challenges?

This session builds on a global consultation process initiated in 2015 by DW Akademie and the Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) under the title “Media Development and the Governance Debate: Reframing the agenda”. This process has included consultations in Bonn, Washington and Bogotá so far – and has involved numerous institutional partners, in particular in Latin America. In Jakarta, new publications from this broader initiative will be presented.

In the exchanges challenges, needs and possibilities for further action are identified. In order to be able to achieve concrete results the session is limited to 20-25 participants from Asia which will be invited individually. The results of this half-day workshop will be presented in a panel discussion open to all participants of the conference (see session 2, on the next day).

Rapporteur for the session: Paul Rothman, Assistant Partnerships Officer, Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED).


Moderators
avatar for Jan Lublinski

Jan Lublinski

Head Research and Evaluation, DW Akademie
Jan Lublinski, Germany, is the Head of Research and Evaluation in the Department of Strategy and Consulting Services at DW Akademie, Germany. He is a freelance science journalist, trainer and consultant based in Bonn. He is engaged in monitoring and evaluation, media development... Read More →
avatar for Mark Nelson

Mark Nelson

Sr Director, CIMA
Mark Nelson, USA, is the Senior Director at the Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA). He is a former journalist and development specialist who has written extensively on aid effectiveness, governance and the role of media in development. He joined CIMA from the World Bank... Read More →

Wednesday September 21, 2016 09:00 - 10:30 PDT
Meeting Room, Building A

11:30 PDT

DWA-CIMA Asia consultation: Beyond Media Development- Session 1 (continued)
Speakers
avatar for Jan Lublinski

Jan Lublinski

Head Research and Evaluation, DW Akademie
Jan Lublinski, Germany, is the Head of Research and Evaluation in the Department of Strategy and Consulting Services at DW Akademie, Germany. He is a freelance science journalist, trainer and consultant based in Bonn. He is engaged in monitoring and evaluation, media development... Read More →
avatar for Mark Nelson

Mark Nelson

Sr Director, CIMA
Mark Nelson, USA, is the Senior Director at the Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA). He is a former journalist and development specialist who has written extensively on aid effectiveness, governance and the role of media in development. He joined CIMA from the World Bank... Read More →


Wednesday September 21, 2016 11:30 - 13:00 PDT
Meeting Room, Building A

14:00 PDT

Linking Research & Practice 2: Leveraging M&E Data for Understanding Media Development's Impact

This session will be led by Susan Abbott, independent consultant, together with Tara Susman-Peña, Paul Rothman of the Center for International Media Assistance, and Tunde Akanni from Lagos State University in Nigeria.  

Program monitoring and evaluation for international media development has come a long way in the past decade. While there has been significant improvement in the media development sector’s skills and capacity to the “M” and the “E”, and at the same time there’s been improvement in terms of amassing data and comparative research related to key trends of the sector. Nonetheless, there remains a sense of unease or frustration about the ability to “prove impact” or to demonstrate to donors and key stakeholders the role that media development plays as part of larger efforts aimed at reducing poverty, supporting democracy and governance programs, and being a central component to other international development goals and strategies, i.e. the newly formed Sustainability Development Goals.

This session will be used to come up with a collaborative, cross-organizational research project that will make use of the M&E data and research from media development organizations. We will break into groups and work together on coming up with ideas for a year-long research project that will set for in motion a collaborative and networked approach to sharing data, leveraging our respective M&E and research in the media development environments where programs take place, and identify academic and practitioner partnerships to carry out the work.

We hope that this year-long project will be just one of many ways that we can come together as a community to tell evidence-based stories of why media development is pivotal to the development enterprise.

This session will build on Linking Research & Practice 1: Creating Networks and Communities of Practice Around Media Development Research. Participants are welcome to join any of the sessions regardless of previous participation.


Speakers
avatar for Susan Abbott

Susan Abbott

Director, crosspollinate consulting
Susan Abbott is an independent consultant who specializes in working with non-profit organizations, universities, and donors in the areas of media development, civil society assistance, and digital rights. Abbott provides consulting services in the areas of fundraising and grant... Read More →



Wednesday September 21, 2016 14:00 - 15:30 PDT
C303

16:00 PDT

A comprehensive approach to coordination - Towards a new partnership among GFMD Members

Aim of meeting: Discuss the next mile in media development coordination and have productive exchanges among GFMD members, discussing/clarifying internal challenges and perspectives – and ambition. What is the role of GFMD and most importantly, what is the role of GFMD members in ensuring that GFMD is engaged in coordination?

This session is reserved for GFMD members only. Registrations via cgiraud@gfmd.info


Moderators
avatar for Jesper Højberg

Jesper Højberg

Executive Director, International Media Support
Jesper Højberg is the Executive Director of International Media Support, an international, Denmark-based organisation that works with media in countries affected by armed conflict, human insecurity and political transition. In 2001, Jesper Højberg set up IMS in the wake of the Rwanda... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Rashweat Mukundu

Rashweat Mukundu

Freedom of Expression Activist, IMS
Rashweat Mukundu is a 39 years old media worker/ journalist and writer as well as freedom of expression activist working for IMS in Zimbabwe and advising on IMS work in Sub Saharan Africa. Previously, he was the head of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA). Rashweat holds... Read More →
avatar for Soe Myint

Soe Myint

Managing Director and Founding Editor-in-Chief, Mizzima Media Group
Soe Myint (sm@mizzima.com) is the Managing Director and founding Editor-in-Chief of Mizzima Media Group. Soe Myint was in exile for 24 years while the country was under the military dictatorship. Mizzima was the first exile media to move back inside Myanmar in January 2012, after... Read More →
avatar for Leon Willems

Leon Willems

Director, Free Press Unlimited
Leon Willems, Netherlands, is the Director of Free Press Unlimited, a leading press freedom organisation active in more than 30 countries and focusing on conflict reporting, safety for journalists, investigative journalism, gender and youth and media. He is also member of the Steering... Read More →


Wednesday September 21, 2016 16:00 - 18:00 PDT
Meeting Room, Building A
 
Thursday, September 22
 

12:30 PDT

GFMD Steering Committee election
Thursday September 22, 2016 12:30 - 13:30 PDT
Function Hall