Skip to main content

AMI-LDRI announce partnership to drive digital innovation for media

The African Media Initiative (AMI) has teamed up with the Local Development Research Institute (LDRI) to develop technology and data literacy training programs for media professionals. The two organizations will seek to deliver a range of services, including design and facilitation for development of technology solutions for the African media industry, as well as the development of a pan-African training curriculum on data literacy.
As AMI enters its second phase of operations, it is seeking to strengthen its digital Innovations and Content Development program, building on the technical and functional expertise it developed in the first phase of operations, from 2010-2014.
LDRI, with its expertise and experience in capacity building for technology and data, will be AMI’s lead partner in implementing the digital innovations that will be rolled out over the next five years.
While announcing the partnership, AMI CEO Eric Chinje said: “AMI is excited to welcome new partners who will work with AMI to facilitate technology adaptation by the media fraternity in Africa, and enable them to seize all opportunities present in this digital era.”
LDRI Executive Director Muchiri Nyaggah added that public participation is only possible when citizens are aware of the issues that affect them and understand the role they can play. Muchiri said, “the media is of critical importance to participation due to the role it plays as an infomediary in the broader ecosystem. LDRI is therefore excited to be working with AMI in building capacity within Africa's media practitioners on the use of data to tell Africa's development story.”
LDRI will be taking over AMI’s Digital Innovations Programme docket that was previously run by Justin Arenstein and Nqobile Sibisi, both of whom left AMI at the end of 2014.
The African Media Initiative (AMI) is a pan-African organization that seeks to strengthen the continent’s private and independent media sector from an owner and operator perspective to promote democratic governance, social development and economic growth.
It does so through a set of strategic activities aimed at transforming the media and communications landscape on the continent. AMI’s overall goal is to promote the development of pluralistic media as a necessary and critical ingredient of democratic governance, as well as economic and human development in Africa.
Local Development Research Institute is an African non-profit think tank that exists to support African Union member states in the development and implementation of a transformative and inclusive agenda for growth and sustainable development in Africa through people-centered and responsive governance. Working with both state and non-state actors LDRI provides technical and technology support to those who work on policy development and implementation as well as those who work in oversight of their implementation. LDRI works towards bringing African expertise on decentralization, public participation and the use of data to support the means of implementation for Africa’s agenda; from the Common Africa Position on Post 2015 to Agenda 2063 and the national long-term development plans of member states.
Credit: AMI


Popular posts from this blog

Deputy AG sues Facebooker over 'malicious' Ameri deal

The Deputy Attorney-General and Member of Parliament for Bolgatanga East, Mr Dominic Ayine has filed a defamation suit at an Accra High Court against a Facebook commentator, Evron Hughes.
In Mr Ayine’s statement of claim, sighted by Graphic Online, he accused Mr Hughes of defaming him in a post he authored and published on Facebook on December 21, 2015, titled “RE: AMERI TRANSACTION”.
According to the Deputy A-G, the “false and malicious” post has provoked “public disaffection” against him and exposed him to public ridicule and contempt.
Describing Mr Hughes as a “self-styled social media blogger and a social commentator”, Mr Ayine said the Facebook post had brought his hard-won reputation “as a respected politician, teacher and lawyer” into “hatred, ridicule, odium, discredit, contempt, opprobrium and reproach”.
The Deputy A-G said the “defamatory words” were authored with the sole intent to reduce him in the estimation of all right thinking Ghanaians, adding that he had received numerou…

Meet Ghanaian female shoemaker

The Saint Ozwald shoe brand

By: Fred Yaw SARPONG
The Daily Express

From her humble beginning in Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo region, a senior high female graduate from the Twene Amanfo Senior high in the Brong Ahafo Sunyani and a Ghanaian now boasts of being one of the most popular Made-in-Ghana shoe brands and has the most number of celebrity endorsements.
Sandra Ozwald, CEO of Saint Ozwald

After Sandrah Ozwald completed school in 2013, her parent couldn't have enough money to help her continue school so she planned to do something for herself by selling ice cream, groundnut cakes or food. Back at the senior high, Sandra used to make groundnut cakes, condensed toffees and ice cream to support herself since her mother couldn't provide all for her.

With 12 siblings and the only girl child (2nd born) among them, and whiles planning which of these to sell, Sandra attended a friend’s wedding and the grooms shoe looked so attractive to her.

According to her, the groom’s shoes were Ma…