NGO trains Journalists on Conflict Transformation & Election Violence Prevention

By Blogger (as published on Premium Times)

The Search for Common Ground (SFCG), a Nigerian based non-governmental organization, is currently engaging journalists in Borno state in a two-day training on Conflict Transformation & Election Violence Prevention. 

The training is to help develop the capacity of the media practitioners on the stated topic during the ongoing electioneering period. 

SFCG is an organization with strong bias in the area of community-based conflict eary warning, prevention and mitigation. It also promotes conflict-sensitive journslism training and related collaboration with media. 

Speaking at the opening of the two days training, SFCG's Conflict Analyst, Bukola Ademola, listed the objectives of the training to include, but not limited to "improve impartial observation, accurate repoting on, and recording of election vote totals by domestic electoral observers during and after election cycle.'

The training also intends to "improve management within Nigeria partner CSOs. And to "increase participation by marginalized groups in Nigerian political processes with focus on violence mitigation for 2019 polls."

About 30 journalists and social media influencers are selected across different news organizations to participate in the exercise.

SFCG is being supported by the #USAID, #UKAID and the National Democratic Institute

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