Training workshops conducted in 2011
Europe | Switzerland
Sensitisation event for media
26 June 2011
23 participants - Reporters from radio stations, newspapers and online media from Rwanda, Niger, Mozambique, Myanmar and Nepal.
IDMC facilitated a training session for journalists attending the Universal Periodic Review sessions of the Human Rights Council in Geneva in the context of a Media 21-sponsored project. The session
helped the journalists understand the institutional and legal framework for the protection of IDPs. IDMC distributed materials on the Kampala Convention.
Africa | Gambia
Awareness-raising event on the Kampala Convention
21 March 2011
70 participants - Members of the National Assembly, Municipal and Regional Governors and Senior Government Officials
The Gambia Refugee Commission, with the support of UNHCR
The objective of the awareness raising event was to guarantee that National Assembly Members acknowledge the value of the Kampala
Convention for the protection of IDPs in the Gambia and in the region.
The Chair of the National Assembly’s Select Committee on Refugees acknowledged the need for engagement in providing protection and assistance to IDPs and, recalling the collaborative approach endorsed by the Kampala Convention, recommended that the government and civil society organisations work to implement the Convention by building on past collaboration and on the existing knowledge and capabilities of humanitarian actors.
Africa | Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
Workshop for journalists on the protection of IDPs and the Kampala Convention
26 January 2011 - 27 January 2011
12 participants - Journalists working for radio stations in Burundi, DRC and Rwanda
PANOS Paris with support of NRC, UNHCR, and UNICEF
The aim was to raise awareness of the situation of IDPs in the sub-region and promote the IDP-related Protocols of the Great Lakes Pact and the Kampala Convention through the media. The training was part of a wider capacity strengthening programme implemented by Panos Paris and comprising a series of workshops for journalists from 12 French-speaking radios over a period of one year.
Following the training, participants produced a series of radio programmes, including on the Kampala Convention and the situation of IDPs, in particular in areas of settlements around Goma. All these programmes were broadcast by the 12 radio stations and can be downloaded from the website of the “Echos des Grands Lacs”, the sub-regional news agency created by these radios with the support of Panos Paris: www.echos-grandslacs.info