REGIONAL CONFERENCE: ENGENDERING MACRO-ECONOMICS AND TRADE
POLICIES WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF GLOBALISATION: ROLE OF THE MEDIA
to 31 January 2008
The Association of Media Women in Kenya (AMWIK), with support from the Commonwealth Secretariat,
are pleased to announce the upcoming Regional
Conference on Engendering Macro-Economics and Trade Policies within the Context
of Globalisation: Role of the Media which will take place in Nairobi, Kenya
from 29-31 January2008.
The importance of media professionals in understanding the
implications of global economic policies and their impact on developing
countries cannot be gainsaid. In particular, the gender dimensions of these
policies must be highlighted to show how they serve to advance gender
inequalities in all spheres of the society. The media needs to appreciate the
importance of stepping up the awareness on what the policies are about.
The objectives of this conference will be
- To provide a learning platform
for women media practitioners to understand the principles and concepts of
global economic policies like World Trade Organisation (WTO), General Agreements
on Trade in Services (GATS), and Trade Related Aspects of International
Property Rights (TRIPS).
- To help the media practitioners
understand the role of the industrialised countries in the establishment
of global trade and financial regimes and the impact of this on women and
men in Africa and other developing countries.
- To analyse the positive and
negative consequences of WTO policy on women and men
- To identify best practices to
be highlighted as learning points in different media.
- To facilitate networking
between media practitioners in the region for purposes of information sharing.
- To explore possibilities of networking between civil
society organisations, donors and the government to disseminate information on globalisation in the context of specific
The participants will be drawn from five countries: Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Malawi and Kenya. Each country will send two participants. There will be eight representatives from Kenya.
AMWIK will cover travel and related
expenses and participants will be selected based on the following criteria:
- Applicants must be from one of
the following countries Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Malawi and Kenya.
- Applicants must have
demonstrated experience in reporting on trade and related issues within
their countries or regionally
- Those selected must be
committed to be part of a regional network through which they can address
issues of globalisation using a common information dissemination framework
- Selected participants will be
required to bring copies of their published or broadcast stories on the
The deadline for applications is 10
Applications should be sent to:
Media Women in Kenya (AMWIK)
3rd Floor, Hughes Building, Muindi
P.O. Box 10327-00100
Tel: + 254 020 246024/ 0722 201958
Fax: +254 020 247646