CMPI opens in Uganda
R-L: Mr. Ernest Opong (Head of Uganda Office) and Francisco Bozzano-Barnes, Director of International Programs

CMPI opens in Uganda

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Center for Media & Peace Initiatives has announced the redeployment of its Director of Diaspora Strategies and Engagement, Mr. Ernest Opong to head its Africa Office in Kampala, Uganda.

Mr. Opong who has since resumed duties in his new posting in Kampala will utilize his experience working with Africans in Diaspora in the United States to coordinate the center’s Media Educational Development Initiative for Africa in major African capitals in need of professional development of journalists and civil society.

While in Kampala Opong, an astute manager of human resources and journalist will, liaise with foreign and local professionals, political and business leaders in the continent to advance CMPI’s mission of communicating innovative solutions to global challenges and initiate steps toward using the media as vehicle for reconstruction, reconciliation, and responsibility.

A statement from the center signed by the President, Dr. Uchenna Ekwo, stated that CMPI’s presence in Uganda would facilitate its training programs on media and democratic governance in Africa.

The statement expressed the hope that journalists, nongovernmental organizations, students, and civil society in Africa would avail themselves of the opportunity of CMPI presence in the continent to improve their skills and knowledge.

Already, the center is providing relevant support to the University of Sierra Leone in developing the Department of Mass Communication and training of practicing journalists in post conflict journalism practice in a country recovering from decade long conflict.

R-L: Mr. Ernest Opong (Head of Uganda Office) and Francisco Bozzano-Barnes, Director of International Programs
R-L: Mr. Ernest Opong (Head of Uganda Office) and Francisco Bozzano-Barnes, Director of International Programs, CMPI

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