Theme:

Covering Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Uganda

About the
2021 Media Challenge Expo

The Media Expo 2021 will be a week-long media festival for journalism students, journalists and media managers, and government and organizations focused on media coverage of the SDGs. This will be the fifth annual Media Challenge Expo organized by the Media Challenge Initiative

Event Objective - One

To improve media reporting, conversation and communication around the SDGs in Uganda to increase SDG implementation.

Event Objective - Two

Equip young journalists with employable skills and experience to practice journalism that drives social change.

Event Objective - Three

To enhance journalism students’ professional networks for career advice and opportunities.

Learn from the experts

Every year, we assemble captains of industry and aspiring journalists as a way of creating career networks that nurture talent and build professional capacity

Why Attend Media Challenge Expo

Even though the Sustainable Development Goals end in 2030, many journalists lack adequate knowledge about the Goals, their action points, or how to report about them to keep actors accountable to their commitments. Discussions therefore will be centered on how journalists play a role in reporting in-depth, nuanced and solutions-based stories to help the country track progress and take action for the SDGs. 

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  •  Joseph Elshadai 8:00 - 9:30
    Joseph Elshadai

    Radio SDG Morning Show: Pre-conference shows and discussions in the MCI studios broadcasted live on MCI Radio

  •  Abaas Mpindi 9:30 - 9:45
    Abaas Mpindi

    Welcome Remarks: Abaas Mpindi, MCI CEO

  • 9:45 - 10:00

    Introductory Talk on the SDGs in Uganda by Albert Byamugisha

  •  Caleb Okereke 10:00 - 11:15
    Caleb Okereke

    First Panel Discussion: Understanding the SDGs and how the Uganda media is covering them; best practices, gaps and how media coverage should be improved

  •  Marion Apio 11:30 - 12:45
    Marion Apio

    Second Panel Discussion: A double crisis: How Covid-19 devastated the education sector, and the role of the media in addressing it

  •  Christian Schniepper 2:00 - 3:30
    Christian Schniepper

    SDG Lightning Talks - how to cover the SDGs (4 talks at 20 minutes each; covering the SDGs not covered in main panels

  •  Rhonet Atwiine 3:30 - 4:30
    Rhonet Atwiine

    SDG Evening Show (Luganda)

  • 9.00 – 10:30

    One-on-one pitching sessions for Media Challenge Fellows with media managers in the Boardroom

  •  Edgar Matthew Karuhanga 8:30 – 9:30
    Edgar Matthew Karuhanga

    SDG Morning Show :Pre-conference shows and discussions in the MCI studios broadcasted live on MCI Facebook, YouTube and MCI Radio

  • 9:30 – 9:45

    Welcome Remarks: Abaas Mpindi, MCI CEO

  •  Miriam Ohlsen 9:45 – 10:00
    Miriam Ohlsen

    Partner Remarks

  •  Okot Olaa 10:00 – 11:15
    Okot Olaa

    How Covid-19 has affected progress toward SDG 1, and how the media can help end poverty

  •  Olivia Komugisha 11:30 - 12:45
    Olivia Komugisha

    How do journalists help Uganda reach SDG 3 -Good Health and Wellbeing - during a pandemic?

  •  Caleb Okereke 2:00 – 3:30
    Caleb Okereke

    SDG Lightning Talks - how to cover the SDGs (4 talks at 20 minutes each; covering the SDGs not covered in main panels)

  •  Moses Tamukedde 3:30 – 4:30
    Moses Tamukedde

    SDG Evening Show Studios

  • 8:30 – 9:30

    SDG Morning Show :Pre-conference shows and discussions in the MCI studios broadcasted live on MCI Facebook, YouTube and MCI Radio

  • 9:30 – 9:45

    Welcome Remarks: Abaas Mpindi, MCI CEO

  • 9:45 – 10:00

    Partner Remarks: UNDP?

  •  Sanya Emmanuel Mango 10:00 – 11:15
    Sanya Emmanuel Mango

    Stories and Narratives to Reach SDG 5: Gender Equality for Women and Girls in Uganda

  •  Andrew Onen 11:30 - 12:45
    Andrew Onen

    SDG Lightning Talks

  •  Anthea Paelo 2:00 – 3:30
    Anthea Paelo

    SDG Lightning Talks - how to cover the SDGs (4 talks at 20 minutes each; covering the SDGs not covered in main panels)

  •  Rhonet Atwiine 3:30 – 4:30
    Rhonet Atwiine

    SDG Evening Show Studios

EXPO GUEST SPEAKERS

Yonas Tegegn Woldemariam

WHO Representative in Uganda

Linda Asaba

Programs Manager United Nations Association of Uganda, Uganda Health Communication Alliance

Miriam Ohlsen

Country Representative, DW Akademie Uganda

EXPO SPEAKERS AND FACILITATORS

MEDIA CHALLENGE EXPO PARTNERS

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