Last evening, journalists from
The maiden East Africa Media Training Meeting in 2003 focused on World Trade. The second one in 2004 whose objectives included: creating media interest in promoting trade in East Africa and Africa in general, brainstorming on the negative effects of trade barriers, creating awareness on the importance of technology in promoting investments and commercialization and highlighting the existing investment opportunities in East Africa focused on Business and International Trade. The third event (2005) addressed Property Rights in the African Context, emphasizing the fact that the concept of property rights is not alien to Africans hence African elites and leaders should strategically employ the use of protection of property to spur economic growth in the continent.
The link between institutions and economic performance has preoccupied economists for many years. Economic change is as a result of change in three areas: the quantity and quality of human beings; the stock of human knowledge, particularly as it applies to the human command over nature and the institutional matrix that defines the incentive structure of society
Africa is getting poorer while the rest of the world gets richer. The East Africa Media Training, a yearly event geared at utilizing the power of the press to reach out to people with ideas that will facilitate concepts and strategies that will enhance economic freedom and wealth creation in Africa, was set up to address this phenomenon.