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Farming First / IFPRI Training Workshop for Young Communicators in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Do you want to learn how to communicate more effectively? Are you interested in using media and social media to disseminate your messages more effectively and widely? Do you wish you had more creative and strategic approach to producing top-quality content?Farming First and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) are organising a one-day workshop for communicators on 14th May 2014 immediately prior to IFPRI’s upcoming 2020 conference – “Building Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security” – in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.The workshop will serve to (a) build participants’ capacity to communicate “resilience” topics more effectively and creatively and (b) generate content throughout the conference and afterwards for populating Farming First  and IFPRI online platforms. The target audience are young communicators working in the agriculture/sustainability/resilience areas. We are looking to have a minimum of 10 local-based young communicators who would benefit from the training given by three senior communications experts on content creation, media pitching, social media and online advocacy.Led by senior communicators with expertise in communications planning, media pitching, content development and social media management, the workshop aims to build participants’ capacity to communicate on topics related to food security, sustainable agriculture and resilience.Download the full information pack hereDate/Location:14th May 2014, 8.00am – 6.00pmSheraton Hotel, Addis Ababa, EthiopiaHow to Apply:
  • Applications will be considered on a rolling basis as they are received. Please submit the following documents to to apply:
  • Name and organisation (if applicable)
  • A recent Curriculum Vitae
  • A short motivational piece on why you are interested in attending the workshop (no longer than 300 words in length)
  • A selection of 2-3 communications pieces demonstrating your previous work (This can be published or unpublished and can reflect any form of communication, including blog posts, photo narratives, videos or other multimedia work)
  • Please also indicate whether you intend to join the conference (15-17 May) after the workshop
A confirmation email will be sent to acknowledge receipt of your application. Selected applicants will be expected to confirm their acceptance within one week of being notified of their selection and no later than 15th April.While the workshop itself is entirely free to participants (including breakfast and lunch on the day), all travel-related expenses are the responsibility of the participants and/or the organization for which they work.Questions? Email Farming First at:
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