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October 1st, 2012

Journalists, trainers and logistics personnel.

Last week 11 journalists from all over Africa attended the Reporting on Rural Poverty and Agriculture workshop in Arusha, Tanzania, which was held in conjunction with the biannual African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF). The workshop was the third in a series of training workshops organised by Inter Press Service – IPS and Thomson Reuters Foundation in a partnership with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), following events in Cairo and Rio de Janeiro earlier this year.

In addition to the training the participants attended a press conference with Kofi Annan and Melinda Gates, reported on keynote speaker Dr. Kanayo F. Nwanze, the President of IFAD, live tweeted from the conference with the hashtag #AGRF2012, and visited two IFAD projects in rural Tanzania. Read more »

More about: Africa, Capacity building, Poverty & MDGs, Providing news and content, Sustainable development
September 3rd, 2012

IPS Correspondent Martha Nyambura and the team received the second place in the annual IFAJ-YARA Award for Sustainable Agriculture Reporting. The judges noted that she “presented an engaging story that illustrates what people in Africa are facing (and) made good use of limited resources to produce the report, addressing the issues of food access, hunger and nutrition for a growing world population”. See below for the link to her winning multimedia presentation. Watch the audio slideshow here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More about: Africa, Agricultura, Providing news and content, Sustainable development
December 15th, 2011

IPS Africa led a team of reporters that produced ten days of outstanding coverage of the climate change negotiations that took place in Durban, South Africa over the past weeks. During the last four days of the official negotiations a twelve-page printed TerraViva supplement was included daily as part of The New Age newspaper, distributed inside the conference hall to the delegates and to its usual readership across KwaZulu Natal province.

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More about: Africa, Dissemination and networking, Global, Globalization and the South, Human rights and gender issues, Poverty & MDGs, Providing news and content, Sustainable development
December 12th, 2011

Prof. Alfred Opubor. Credit: Courtesy Adea-Comed website.

IPS deeply regrets the passing away of Professor Alfred Opubor, an internationally renowned specialist in the field of communication and member of IPS Africa Board of Directors, in early December in Cotonou, Benin.

Prof. Opubor’s expertise was communication theories and message systems, and their applications in development. A former university professor and head of the department of mass communication, he was also a researcher, government policy adviser and senior communication specialist in the United Nations system. Read more »

More about: Africa, United Nations
December 12th, 2011

Media is perhaps the most powerful force today in shaping our understanding of events and peoples in the world around us. As a global news agency whose mission is to give a voice to the South and promote dialogue and cooperation, IPS has seen first hand how its work has the potential to bring together people from different cultural backgrounds. The alliance among civilizations is one of our core themes. Our partner QNA brings news from the UN AoC ongoing in Doha, Qatar.

Doha, December 11 (QNA) – Helping nations going through transition as well as empowering women and youth are among the five imperatives vital to shape our future generations United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said here Sunday.

In his address to the fourth United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Forum which opened at the Qatar National Convention Centre in Doha today, he said, “Our differences are nothing compared to our shared humanity. As I begin my second term as UN Secretary General I have identified five generational opportunities to decisively shape our future for decades to come.” Read more »

More about: Africa, Arab Countries, Dialogue among civilizations, Global, United Nations

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