In order to accommodate more applications and also give room for freelance media professionals across the continent, the deadline for a a foremost capacity building initiative on Sustainability issues and Corporate Social Responsibility, tagged ‘Effective CSR Reporting for Media Professionals’ – has been extended by one week to Monday, October 31, 2011.
Forbes CSR Blogger and award-winning journalist, Aman Singh, is expected to lead the team of facilitators for this event as well as Ken Egbas, Managing Partner, TruContact PR (organizers of SERAs/Nigeria CSR Awards), Ini Onuk, Lead Consultant/CEO, ThistlePraxis Consulting, Nigeria (organizers of the training) and Mumo Kivuitu, Executive Director, Ufhadili Trust in Kenya.
The purpose of the training is threefold: (i) to provide background information for accurate and effective media reporting of CSR activities, policies and strategies of businesses, operating within the African continent. This enables the media professionals to gain exposure to different dimensions and aspects of the practice that are beyond the scope of their communities or countries. (Ii) the initiative also seeks to enrich the educational and local experiences of reporting on CSR and other business issues through robust trainings and practical case studies in the field drawn from local and international organizations in Africa (iii) and finally, to make available to Africa (in the long term) well rounded and seasoned media professionals with a better and clearer understanding of Corporate Social Responsibility and sustainability as well as the motivation and ability to be advocates of the continent, acting as watchdogs for corporate institutions whilst contributing meaningfully to the growth and development of the profession within Africa. Although the training will be residential, participants are expected to commit three (3) work days to attending after successful selection through a rigorous process. In addition, they are expected to also work in close contact with ThistlePraxis Consulting for six (6) weeks after the training in order to have their work and articles reviewed for content and technical compliance.
Interested media professionals are requested to ensure their applications are submitted by e-mails to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before October 31, 2011. Organizations may nominate not more than two (2) employees in each category: Print, Electronic and Digital and this must be accompanied by documentary evidence of eligibility: Up-to-date Curriculum Vitae; Letter of confirmation from the Editor or Editor–in-Chief or Chief Executive Officer. Other requirements include a proof of Educational Qualifications and a 150-word essay in outlining the applicant’s motivation for participating in the training.
In addition, applicants must be fluent in English Language and must be able to pay airfares as well as foot transport arrangements to Lagos, Nigeria. Only selected candidates will be contacted.
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