IFPRI Delivers Policy Communications Training for Journalists in Niger State

IFPRI’s Communications Specialist, Elisabeth Douglas, introducing participants to Policy Communication concepts during a training held in Minna (c) 2018 IFPRI/Bisola Oyediran From 29-30 August 2018, a team of three trainers from the Abuja Office of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) held a training on policy communications for journalists in Minna, Niger State. The 20 (14 male, 6 female) participants of the training represented various state and national news media firms (radio, television and print) operating in Niger State. Given the importance of journalists in creating an enabling environment for effective policymaking, the training was geared towards strengthening the capacity of journalists to engage effectively in discussions on issues to do with agricultural policy in Nigeria by broadening their

Second Policy Communications Training for National Assembly Journalists in Abuja

IFPRI’s Elisabeth Douglas making a presentation on communication strategies at the follow-up training for journalists of the National Assembly Press Corps in Abuja (c) 2018 IFPRI/Bisola Oyediran On 30-31 July, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) organized a second training for members of the National Assembly Press Corps in Abuja, further building on efforts towards strengthening the policymaking environment for agriculture in Nigeria. The training, which was attended by 14 (9 male and 5 female) journalists, built on the first training held in January 2018 and covered aspects such as strategizing and planning communications and the use of online platforms, including social and other digital media. Dr Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Media and Publicity,

POLICY COMMUNICATIONS TRAINING COURSE FOR JOURNALISTS IN BENUE STATE

IFPRI’s Elisabeth Douglas making a presentation on the concepts of policy communications at the training in Makurdi (c) 2018 IFPRI/Bisola Oyediran From 23-24 July 2018, the Nigeria Strategy Support Program of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI-NSSP) sustained its efforts towards a vibrant and healthy environment for discussion and decision-making in Nigeria’s agricultural sector by organizing a training on policy communications for journalists in Benue State. Participants of the training (7 males and 8 females) included journalists from both private and government-owned, mainstream radio, television and print media firms, as well as online publications. The training covered topics ranging from the introduction of concepts in policy communications, to the use and tracking of content on social media and how

Journalists in Delta State were Trained in Policy Communications

A group photo of participants and facilitators of the policy communications training for journalists in Delta State (c) 2018 IFPRI/Bisola Oyediran As part of continuing efforts towards having a vibrant and healthy environment for discussion and decision-making in Nigeria’s agricultural sector, the Nigeria Strategy Support Program of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI-NSSP) delivered a policy communications training course for journalists in Delta State on 17-18 July 2018. The 19 participants (16 male and 3 female) of the training included journalists from both private and government-owned media houses, representing mainstream radio, television and print firms. Elisabeth Douglas, IFPRI’s Communication Specialist making a presentation on the concepts of policy communications at the training for journalists in Delta State (c) 2018

MASTERCLASS FOR JOURNALISTS IN ABUJA

Drew Sample, IFPRI’s Media Engagement Manager, facilitating a discussion on the role of the news media in policy making (c) 2018 IFPRI/Bisola Oyediran The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has trained 30 of Nigeria’s journalists (19 male, 11 female) in a policy communications masterclass in Abuja. The training workshop was organized on 11-12 June 2018 and included participants from Abuja, Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory, and the states of Cross River, Ebonyi, Kaduna, Kebbi and Niger. Elisabeth Douglas, IFPRI’s Communication Specialist, leading a discussion on policy notes and how to prepare them (c) 2018 IFPRI/Bisola Oyediran The masterclass was led by Mr. Drew Sample, IFPRI’s Media Engagement Manager who is based at the IFPRI Headquarters in Washington DC, alongside Elisabeth

Strengthening media involvement in agricultural policy processes in Kebbi State

Elisabeth Douglas, IFPRI’s Communications Specialist, facilitating the Policy Communications training course for Media in Kebbi (c) 2018 IFPRI/Bisola Oyediran On 24 and 25 April 2018, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) facilitated a training course for journalists in Kebbi State. The training course was attended by 23 participants (14 males and 9 females) from various media houses in Kebbi State. Recognizing the importance of media in shaping the social narratives on agriculture, this training was organized to enhance media involvement in the agricultural policy process. The training was very educative and inspiring for the journalists who will use the knowledge gained to successfully disseminate emerging agricultural policy issues to stakeholders in Kebbi State. Journalists doing group work during the Policy Communications
IFPRI’s Elisabeth Douglas making a presentation on the role of academics and journalists in policy communications (c) 2018 IFPRI/Bisola Oyediran As part of efforts towards improving the environment for policy making in Nigeria’s agricultural sector, the Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) Office of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has held a training course for academics and journalists on policy communications, on 1 and 2 March 2018 at the National Agricultural Extension and Research Liaison Service (NAERLS) of Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, Kaduna State. The training course was attended by 24 participants (13 males, 11 females). IFPRI’s Bisola Oyediran making a presentation on the use of social media and other online platforms for policy communications (c) 2018 IFPRI/Elisabeth