TechCamp Addis Ababa

Media Literacy

Participants from

Ethiopia

Description

This TechCamp empowers media professionals to combat disinformation in Ethiopia marked by narratives of internal conflict and ethnic tensions. Through strengthening media literacy skills and responsible reporting acumen to conduct strong, creative, and effective reporting across diverse storytelling platforms participants will increase confidence in the capability to prevent the proliferation of misinformation through networks for continued collaboration.

TechCamp Addis Ababa is a hands-on, highly interactive three-day event with world-class trainers and participant-led engagements meant to share best practices and challenges amongst peers, as well as with experts from Africa and around the world. Trainers will expose technological tools and concepts tailored for participants to address important issues in Ethiopia.

Agenda

Emcee/Facilitator: TechCamp Team

30 September 2022| TechCamp Day 1 
8:30 - 9:00  Registration
9:00 - 9:15 Welcome Remarks - U.S. Embassy, GDG (others?)
9:15 - 9:30 What is TechCamp - Jenny Beth Aloys and Manny Pereira, Program Managers, TechCamp
9:30 - 10:30 What’s Your Challenge? Brainstorming Groups 

Pick a topic below and work as a group to brainstorm/discuss challenges in the field: 

  1. Social media challenges in Ethiopia
  2. Community Building and Storytelling
  3. Using video and data visualization effectively 
  4. Identifying fake news through investigative journalism
10:30 - 10:50 Coffee/Tea Break
10:50 - 11:00 Speed Geeking Explanation (JB and Manny)
11:00 - 12:00 Speed Geeking
12:00 - 13:00 Keynote (do we want a keynote? Design Thinking? Extra time for ‘buffer’?)
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 16:00 Interactive Training Session 1 

Choose one topic from the table below

 

Topic Trainers
Empathy Engines: Combating Disinformation through Immersive Experiences (webXR) Josephine Dorado
Information Integrity: Disinformation and Beyond Kaleigh Schwalbe
Mobile video production Mandolin Dotto Kahindi
Countering disinformation on social media Keiso Mohloboli
Countering disinformation in Ethiopia through fact-checking Rehobot Ayalew 
Investigative Reporting and Legal Issues Abel Adamu
Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Abdiaziz Ali Hussein
Using Infographics and Data visualization to counter  COVID disinformation Ezinne Onwuekwe
Enforcing Digital Security Techniques for Online Safety Eden Tadesse
Paul Shalala

 

16:00 - 16:20 Coffee/Tea Break
16:20 - 16:50 Challenge Statement Brief
16:50 - 17:50 Challenge Statement Development

Participants will go back to their brainstorming groups and narrow down top challenges to develop an actionable/tangible challenge statement

17:50 - 18:00 End of Day Announcements
19:00 - 20:00 Dinner

 

1 October 2022| TechCamp Day 2
8:30 - 9:00 Registration
9:00 - 9:10 Morning Announcements
9:10 - 11:00 Interactive Training Session 2

Choose one topic from the table in Day 1

11:00 - 11:20 Coffee/Tea Break
11:20 - 12:00 Challenge Statement Read-out and Project Groups Form

One representative from each group will share what challenge statement they came up with and why it’s important

12:00 - 13:00  Project Groups work on mapping out solutions

Project Groups formulate solutions 

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 16:00 Interactive Training Session 3

Choose one topic from the table in Day 1

16:00 - 16:20 Coffee/Tea Break
16:20 - 17:50 Project Groups continue working on mapping out solutions

Project Groups formulate solutions and create presentations

17:50 - 18:00 End of Day Announcements
18:00 - 19:00 Dinner

 

2 October 2022| TechCamp Day 3
8:30 - 9:00 Registration
9:00 - 9:10 Morning Announcements
9:10 - 10:30 Project Groups finalize presentations
10:30 - 10:50 Coffee/Tea Break
10:50 - 12:30 Project Group Presentations
12:30 - 12:45 Follow-on Announcement/Survey - JB and Manny
12:45 - 13:00 Closing Remarks and Certificates
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

 

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