The Secretary General of the Somali Media for Environment, Science, Health and Agriculture (SOMESHA) Mr. Daud Abdi Daud arrived at Nairobi on Thursday November 13, 2014 to take part the launching a new strategic plan by the African Media Initiative (AMI), which will see the organization strengthen existing programmes and take on new challenges that will further affirm the critical role of African media in the continent’s development process.
The forum started On Friday morning 14th of November, 2014 and brought together media industry leaders and other stakeholders to discuss strategies, identify synergies and attempt to harmonize approaches to addressing two key objectives: Stronger Media and Enriched Content. More than a hundred participants come across the globe were attended the Consultative Forum on Media Strategies at Sarova Pan-Afric hotel in Nairobi, Kenya organized by the African Media Initiative (AMI).
During the meeting Mr. Daud of SOMESHA met delegates from across the globe leading with different organizations from various media organizations including Mr. Tom Rhodes the East Africa consultant with the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), Mr. Gabriel Ayite BAGLO Africa director of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and Alison Meston director Global Campaigns of the World Association of News Papers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA).
He also delighted the award of the Nigerian female editor Toyosi Ogunseye who wins inaugural African Women in News Leadership Award. Ms Ogunseye was honoured in Nairobi during a gala dinner on 14 November as Mr.Daud was one of thegala dinner participants.
Finally, he thanked Mr. Eric Chinje, the African Media Initiative (AMI)’ CEO and the entire AMI staff for their potential and amazing support during the meeting and the arrivals as well.
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The African Media Initiative is the continent’s largest umbrella association of African media owners, senior executives and other industry stakeholders. AMI’s mandate is to serve as a catalyst for strengthening African media by building the tools, knowledge resources and technical capacity for African media to play an effective public interest role in their societies. This mandate includes assisting with the development of professional standards, financial sustainability, technological adaptability and civic engagement.