Saturday, April 19, 2014

UNICEF seeks media collaboration on gender matters

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The organisation will meet with communication partners in 10 states.

The United Nations Children Education Fund (UNICEF) on Thursday sought for collaboration with the media in propagating its gender-based issues.

UNICEF organised a one-day media stakeholders’ forum on children and gender issues in Dutse, Jigawa State.

Muhammad Bello, the Communication Officer of the UNICEF ‘D’ Field office, Bauchi, said the meeting was designed to promote closer working collaboration between the agency and media organisations.

Mr. Bello said that the forum would facilitate appraisal of UNICEF’s activities in the last four years and fashion out ways to promote partnership on issues affecting women and children.

“We are meeting with communication partners in the 10 states under the UNICEF ‘D’ Field office. These include Directors of Information, Directors of the National Orientation Agency and heads of broadcasting outfits in the affected states. This is to enable us to assess what we are able to do in the past years and outline key activities for implementation in 2013,” he said.

According to him, more than 20 participants drawn from the participating states attended the meeting.

The states are Bauchi, Kano, Jigawa, Gombe, Adamawa, Borno, Yobe, Nasarawa, Plateau and Taraba.

(NAN)

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