11.10.2005 -

UNESCO grants go to Commonwealth broadcasters

The Commonwealth Broadcasters Association (CBA) just announced the names of the winners of UNESCO grants to produce interactive chat-show TV programmes on themes related to Education for All (EFA) goals.

Major stakeholders including policy makers, teachers, students, journalists, academics and civil societies are participating in this initiative. Grant winners are affiliated to nine organizations in Asia, the Pacific, Africa and the Caribbean. They are:


<li>Harriet Pierce, Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation, Barbados</li>

<li>Martin Goolsarran, National Communications Network, Guyana</li>

<li>Jose Jude Mathew, Doordarshan, India</li>

<li>Michael Pryce & Maia Chung, CVM, Jamaica</li>

<li>Roselyne Wangui, Nation TV, Kenya</li>

<li>Olabode Moses, Nigerian Television Authority, Nigeria</li>

<li>SABC Education, SABC, South Africa</li>

<li>Rebecca Mngodo, ITV, Tanzania</li>

<li>Ofakilevuka Guttenbeil, Coconut Productions, Tonga</li>


Objectives of the chat-show programmes are to take the debate of Education for All to the people, discuss and debate on performance of the country realizing the goals of Education for All and propose future focus on how to achieve these goals by 2015. The programmes will be produced with CBA's active collaboration.

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