How does ATI Save Lives, Build Trust and Bring Hope to African Youth?

In anticipation of the UN's International Day of Universal Access to Information on 28 September 2020, fesmedia Africa is pleased to announce our first Virtual Youth Series on Access to Information (ATI) Online Public Dialogue.

Please join us on 23 September 2020 from 14H00 - 16H00 (GMT/UTC +2 hours)


Click on the link below to join:
Meeting ID: 875 3674 1980
Passcode: 213429

PATRICK SAM is a Namibian thought leader who was born in Katutura and raised in Khomasdal in Windhoek, Namibia. As a Fulbright scholar, he completed a MA in International Education Policy with Columbia University and BA (Cum Laude) from University College Utrecht. As a Broadcasting Journalist in News and Current Affairs, he critically evaluates political leadership, systemic arrangements and service delivery in public and private sectors and civil society. He serves as the Chairperson of the National Art Council of Namibia, a board member of the International Federation of Art Councils and Cultural Agencies (IFACCA) and the CEO of Creative Culture Investment (CCI) Pty. Ltd.

SELMA MOSES Popularly known as the ambassador for the deaf, she is one of the first sign language interpreters in Namibia and subsequently on the National News (NBC), closing the gap on inclusivity for the deaf.

JOSEF VAN DER WESTHUIZEN is an International Visitors Leadership Program Alumni, attended the Changemakers: The Impact of Social Entrepreneurship on the US Economy cohort in Washington D.C, Boston. He has also attended the Obama Foundation African Leaders Initiative in 2018 with 200 African Youth Leaders. He is trained in Community Development, Transformational Leadership, Social Entrepreneurship, Participatory Youth Development and Conflict Resolution, Negotiation and Mediation. During 2019-2020 served as the youngest Commissioner on the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into Claims of Ancestral Land Rights and Restitution.

EZE PEACE CHIKODINAKA is a Broadcast Journalist with vast knowledge in covering issues of development, crisis, politics, and gender. She is a Co-anchor of one of Nigeria’s leading breakfast shows ‘Kakaaki the African Voice’ on Africa Independent Television AIT headquartered in Abuja. She also doubles as a Reporter and Producer.

SEKOETLANE PHAMODI is an activist and development consultant with over ten years’ experience working at the intersection of social justice, strategic communications and the law. His expertise lies in information and communication rights where he has worked on high-impact policy and advocacy initiatives in South Africa and the region at large.

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