Penplusbytes in partnership with Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) is organizing the 1st ever News and Editorial Symposium on Oil and Gas in Ghana from Friday 29th April, 2016 to 1st May, 2016 at Koforidua, the Eastern regional capital of Ghana.
The symposium will provide an opportunity for reflection and discussions on key extractive policy and governance issues; an opportunity to keep abreast with current developments and trends in the industry; and a time for media practitioners to reacquaint with vital data and related resources for effective analysis to strengthen their reporting and coverage.
Working with NRGI, Penplusbytes since 2010 has trained and supported Ghanaian editors and reporters to hone their skills and acquire the knowledge needed to effectively cover the extractive sectors of oil, gas, and mining.
Also we have conducted a capacity development program for early- to mid-career journalists with a view of building and deepening their knowledge of extractive issues and essential journalistic skills.
Top industry players and experts in the extractive sector such as Dr. Steve Manteaw, Chairman of the Ghana Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative and Hon. Adam Mutawakilu, Vice Chairman of the Mines and Energy subcommittee of the Parliament of Ghana and Mr. Emmanuel Kuyole, Deputy Africa Directorof the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) are all expected to speak at the symposium.
The executive director of Penplusbytes, Kwami Ahiabenu, II, added that, “By the end of the symposium, the participants will have identified newsworthy stories of public interest and issues that require rigorous journalistic inquiry and investigation to meaningfully inform Ghanaian citizens and generate relevant actions, responses, and policy reforms through decision makers, industry players, and oversight actors.”
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