TechCamp Togo

Promouvoir des Perspectives de Paix

Participants from

Benin; Côte d'Ivoire; Guinea; Togo


TechCamp Togo: Promouvoir des Perspectives de Paix cherche à renforcer les capacités des journalistes indépendants et des jeunes leaders communautaires ; garder l’Afrique de l’Ouest côtière francophone « libre et ouverte » en inculquant une plus grande éducation aux médias dans la région et en évitant que les fausses nouvelles ne soient des moteurs de l’extrémisme violent ; et préparer un cadre de journalistes indépendants dans toute la région qui renforceraient le travail des médias professionnels pour aider à créer un paysage médiatique qui prône une gouvernance ouverte, transparente et inclusive.

TechCamp Togo: Promouvoir des Perspectives de Paix seeks to provide capacity-building for independent journalists and young community leaders; keep francophone coastal West Africa “free and open” by inculcating greater media literacy in the region and avoiding fake news to be drivers of violent extremism; and prepare a cadre of independent reporters across the region who would bolster the work of professional media to help create a media landscape that advocates for open, transparent, and inclusive governance.


Sunday, November 7 2021 | TechCamp Day 0 (Arrival Day)

9:00 AM Participants and Trainers arrive in Lome and present their vaccination status/negative COVID test // Arrangement is provided for their arrival at the Hotel Venue from the airport
1:00 PM  Arrival, Check-in, and Lunch // (Lunch 1:00-2:00 PM, Participants have free time to network in the afternoon  and rest until welcome reception and general briefing)
7:00 PM General Briefing, Dinner for all trainers and participants


Monday, November 8 2021 | TechCamp Day 1
9:00 AM Organizers, Embassy Officials, Trainers, and Participants gather in main auditorium for morning announcements and opening remarks
9:10 AM Welcome Remarks (WANEP Coordinator)
9:15 AM Remarks by Ambassador Stromayer
9:20 AM Opening Remarks by Minister of Communication and Medias
9:25 AM Overview of the TechCamp Program and Agenda (Organizers)
9:30 AM  Coffee + Tea Break - Pictures - Interviews
10:00 - 11:00 AM The state of misinformation in West Africa (in each participating country)

 (This section of the training is to inform the audience about how the issue of misinformation from his nascent stage has become a major issue now, and how it is being systematically propagated by entities and individuals. Participants will break into country groups and share common challenges, they can write these challenges on an easel board.)

11:00 AM - 11:20 AM Trainers will give 2 minute overview of their training session to participants speaking directly to group (Topic Review & Group Formation (Trainers will come up to the front of the room and give an elevator pitch on their session/expertise))
11:20 - 11:30 AM Participants select their first training session (Organizers should make sure it's no more than 8 participants in any one given training, participants will have the chance to attend multiple training sessions) 
11:30 AM - 1 PM Interactive Training Session 1
1 PM - 2:15 PM Lunch and Networking
2:15 PM  Everyone gathers in auditorium and selects their next training session
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Interactive Training Session 2
4:00 - 4:30 PM Extended Coffee Break/Snack/Free Conversation Time

Human Centered DesignOusia FOLI-BEBE
Fighting Disinformation on Social Media PlatformsNoel Kokou TADEGNON
Data VisualizationAppolinaire AGBA
Digital Storytelling 101Basseratou KINDO
Radio and PodcastingAbdou ZOURE

4:30 - 5:30 PM Group Formation and Challenge Discussion Time for participants (Participants will group up on areas they’re most interesting in discussing with their peers based on the four following areas)

  • Peace Promotion Strategies
  • Challenges in fighting misinformation
  • Community Organizing Practices
  • Effective Storytelling Strategies
5:30 PM  Record Present challenge statements (One representative from each group will write down different challenges on an easel-board or whiteboard and read out their challenge statements to the entire TechCamp group. Participants can continue discussing ideas and networking over dinner)
6:30 PM Group Dinner // Free-Time // Site Visit + Cultural Night (Music, Film)


Tuesday, 9 November 2021 | TechCamp Day 2
07:30 - 08:30 AM Breakfast, Opening Announcements
08:30 - 10:00 AM Participants Make Training Selection / Interactive Training Session 3
10:00 - 10:15 AM Coffee Break
10:15 AM - 12:30 PM Mobile Video Production/Creating Short Content Plenary Session - Noel Kokou TADEGNON
12:30 - 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 - 3:30 PM Action Plan Development: (Participants will continue to reflect on their local realities related to being a peace activist, journalist, and overall changemaker, and work in small groups to define an actionable challenge that they will further develop and begin solving in teams)
3:30 - 4:30 PM Action Plan Refinement
4:30 - 6:00 PM Presentation Creation
6:00 PM Dinner Reception


Wednesday, 10 November 2021 | TechCamp Day 3
08:30 - 09:30 AM Breakfast, Opening Remarks (DCM, Embassy)
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM Final Presentation Creation Wrap-up
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Final Presentations
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Certificates, Group Photo
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Surveys // Continued Engagement Grant Announcement
1:30 PM  Site-Visit // Free-time
6:30 PM (Buffet dinner in restaurant; participants and trainers serve themselves)
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