Theme: The Billionth African
Date: 17- 20 March 2010
Venue: Imperial Royale Hotel, Kampala, Uganda
Africa's billionth baby was born last year. The billionth baby could be the next generation leader of Africa…or just another mouth to feed. The current education, cultural, political, environmental and trading systems present a great challenge for the continent’s billionth baby. If the status quo is allowed to prevail, Africa risks loosing its baby by drowning as it attempts to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Europe. The 2 day workshop will focus on how the billionth baby will become Africa’s transformational leader.
The Inter Region Economic Network (IREN) offers Communication Managers, Business Development Managers and Journalists in the Eastern Africa Region an opportunity to participate in shaping the future of the billionth African during the 8th IREN Eastern Africa Media Training Workshop.
Topics of Discussion
For the last seven years, IREN has trained over 230 journalists who cover business, development and governance issues from various independent media houses in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ethiopia Ghana and Zambia. The annual training aims at exposing media practitioners to factors that influence events in the world and to principles of wealth creation.
The 8th IREN Eastern Africa Media Training Workshop set for 17-20 March 2010, under the theme: ‘The Billionth African’ will seek to explore the life of the billionth African, the challenges it will face and the opportunities it presents for the prosperity of the continent.
2003-2009 Media Training Workshop Themes
2003 World Trade Organization
2004 Business and International Trade
2005 Property Rights in the African Context
2006 Conquering poverty through Business in Eastern Africa
2007 Turning Africa People into a Resource
2008 The Role of the Media in Positioning Africa in the 21st Century
2009 Africa Resources Conflict: Whose Interests Does the Press Serve?
The training workshop is open to all communication managers, business development mangers, journalists and other communication experts in Africa. Interested participants should send the following:
– Duly filled application form (Attached)
– A brief bio
Application deadline – 17 th February 2010
Day Scholar Rates: Kshs 15,000 (USD 200) for the entire training.
Full Board Rates (including accommodation for 3 nights): Kshs 60,000(USD 800) for the entire training.
Travel: All participants to make their own travel arrangements to and from the venue.
Draft Workshop Schedule
Key Facilitator – James Shikwati, Director, Inter Region Economic Network (IREN), CEO, The African Executive
Workshop 1: Education System: Human Resource and Attitude
Workshop 2: The youth: Unemployment and Migration
Workshop 3: Governance: The Ballot Box and Leadership
Workshop 4: Entrepreneurship: producer vs consumer
Workshop 5: Technology: The Internet and Cell Phone Revolution
For more information contact:
The Business Development Manager,
Inter Region Economic Network
Box 135 GPO Code 00100, Nairobi Kenya,