In a groundbreaking virtual discussion hosted by the Development Communications (DevComs) Network under its monthly program #FPFriday titled "Understanding Youth Attitudes to Family Planning" which is a significant step in addressing crucial issues related to family planning among younger populations in the country. This informative session brought together experts, advocates, and youths’ voices to shed more light on the topic of discussion.
In commemoration of the 2023 International Women’s Day (IWD) celebrated on 8th March, women right activists and youth empowerment experts have called on government and other stakeholders to continue to raise awareness about the importance of gender equality and the need for continued action on the part of all stakeholders.
This call was made through a Twitter Space event, organized by Development Communications Network in line with the global theme of IWD - #EmbraceEquity.
In commemoration of World AIDS Day 2022, Development Communications Network (DEVCOM) has joined the United Nations program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) to seek support for people living with HIV. Celebrating World AIDS Day 2022 with the theme “equalize”, DEVCOMS explained that analysis by the United Nations reveals that inequalities are obstructing the end of AIDS. In a press release issued by the organization, it said "Earlier this year UNAIDS stated that the AIDS response is in danger with rising new infections and continuing deaths in any part of the world.
By Omobonike Adebayo. Development Communications Network in collaboration with Project Enable Africa and DevComs Radio under its Employing of Young Persons with Disabilities program, recently held the graduation ceremony for the first cohort in the online radio production and packaging training as a contribution to the workplace and social inclusion of PWDs. The participants (People with Disabilities) were trained for two months, after which they were placed on 3months internship to enable them put into practice what they had learned and hone their skills.
Development Communications (DevComs) Network’s program director, Akin Jimoh, facilitates a 3-day training on strengthening the capacity of journalists for improved nutrition reportage and visibility across Nigeria.
The workshop was organized by the Civil Society Scaling-Up Nutrition in Nigeria (CS-SUNN) with the objective to cause a paradigm shift from event-based- reporting to solutions journalism in the context of nutrition research..
DevComs trains staff and CSO Partners on Radio Presenting
Development Communications (DevComs) Network has commenced a 1-month training on radio presenting, audio editing, and online radio management for its staff and 2 other CSOs.
The training according to the management was organized to build staff capacity in online radio while extending the opportunity to its partner organizations to benefit as well.
A new multilingual webinar for journalists reporting on the COVID-19 pandemic is just around the corner.
“Variants, vaccines and medications: What journalists need to know to improve COVID-19 coverage” will be held on Thursday, Jan. 27, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. U.S. Central Time (GMT -6). Use a time zone conveter, like this one, to find out the time in your city.
In the News: As part of the ongoing efforts to consolidate progress line with, the Ministry of Health with WHO support, conducted a review of the RMNCAH and Ageing programs in the months of September and October 2021. A comprehensive RMNCAH & HAA Strategic plan 2022 -2026 was thus developed with support from WHO, UNICEF and UNFPA. This strategic plan will guide the implementation of Sexual and Reproductive Health, maternal and newborn health, child health, adolescent health and healthy ageing including during the COVID pandemic.
Media advocacy training instituted by Development communications (DEVCOMS) Network and The challenge initiative (TCI), hosted a group of media practitioners and journalists to a 3-day workshop on media advocacy for family planning in Gombe state.