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..
Media Forum in Plateau State instituted by the Development Communications Network and The challenge initiative (TCI) In a bid to drive media involvement in reducing maternal and child mortality.
Development Communications, The challege initiative and Plateau State Media Action for Family Planning under the auspices of Plateau State Primary Health Care Board visited Township and Dogon Agogo Primary Health Care centres in Jos North local government area of the state for advocacy.
Development Communications (Devcoms) Network, with support from The Challenge Initiative (TCI) has trained 25 journalists in Gombe, northeast Nigeria, on writing compelling stories that will increase public awareness on child spacing, as well as encourage policymakers improve financing of child spacing programme in the state.
Development Communications Network, DEVCOMS, and MacArthur Foundation have charged the media to increase the awareness and education of the public on the state of maternal deaths in the country by organizing a sensitization briefing between journalist and civil societies organization, CSOs recently.
Journalism Development Programme (JDP) was implemented by Development Communications (DevComs) Network with the support of Education Sector Support Programme in Nigeria (ESSPIN) having identified Education as public trust and communication an important component for a re-branded education sector.
Media Market Survey on Education Reporting in Lagos State
DevComs Network was contracted by DEEPEN to assess Current Media Practices as regards education reporting. The study aims to understand how the media market can work for the poor - giving them quality information to make informed choices in a sustainable way. The survey is ongoing and will span 31 working days.
Development Communications Network (DevComs) introduces 'Bridging the Gap: Media, Community, and CSOs for Accountability and Demand for Quality Maternal Health Services in Nigeria', a project which is aimed at facilitating the partnership between media professionals and civil society groups to collectively demand accountability in maternal health delivery.