PHOTO-JOURNALISM ONLINE TRAINING
NOVEMBER 01, 2020
Training Amid the Pandemic:
Instilling Knowledge at a Distance
As organization around the word postpone and cancel in-person events in response to the pandemic, we have seen accelerated adoption of both remote working and digital learning.
Similarly, this year we took the annual Zanzibar Photo-journalism capacity building program run by I VIEW Media and Zanzibar Journalists Capacity Building Foundation (ZJCBF) online-delivering the course on the online platform, zoom.
It was a steep learning curve. Our experience shows that successful online training requires meticulous preparation and team work-from preparation and the selection of participants, through to delivery.
We are pleased to have received good feedback. One participant said of the course:
“The virtual workshop has enlightened me on how work can be done remotely and still be efficient. Throughout the training despite it being virtual, still all participants where active. As a journalist, this will help me adopt this a new photo-journalistic technique..Amid this pandemic this will be useful tool in conducting focus group discussions and consultative meeting”
Below, we outline what we learned about delivering effective online training, which we hope is useful for other organizations, trainers, facilitators and capacity development managers.
The workshop has been an interactive, in-person, week-long training on how to best harness photographic techniques to support Zanzibar development goals, attended by practitioner’s from government, civil society and the private sectors. The course focuses on building the 30 participants understanding of the principles and challenges of good photographic, and the policy options and tools needed for sustainable and inclusive development.
WOMEN’S CHALLENGES TO POLITICAL PARTICIPATION AND LEADERSHIP IN ZANZIBAR
MAY 19, 2016
Addressing existing and emerging issues that prevent women and girls to fully participate in electoral cycle(s) processes including challenging systems and structures that prevent women and girls from entering and staying in leadership positions in their communities, corporates and other public spaces of services in Zanzibar.
Women Fund Tanzania (WFT Trust) Funding Zanzibar Journalists Capacity Building Foundation (ZJCBF) for training media services professionals on reporting challenges for women’s political empowerment in Zanzibar.
130 journalists equipped with new tools of reporting from different media in Zanzibar.
Women Fund Tanzania (WFT Trust) is the first national feminist Fund in the country and the only funding support mechanism, started by women, for women, girls and children. The Fund seeks to achieve lasting feminist gains by addressing the root causes of unequal power relations, including gender-based inequalities, and other oppressive systems, attitudes, and social norms in various fields. We do this through funding WROs, women’s, girls’, children’s rights organization and movements, and other social injustice movements to be able to amplify voices and organize for collective transformative action to achieve progressive social change with agency.
Our main focus is to resource grassroots Women’s Rights Organizations(WROs) and movements, especially at the local level, because we believe that they are the experts of their own realities and have incredible organizing power, voice, innovative leadership, and agency to transform the disempowering contexts they live in to realize their full potential and rights as human beings.
WFT Trust believes in and invests in harnessing the immense power of the feminist women’s movements that arises from combining engagement platforms, experiences, and collaborative processes that harness the insights, knowledge, skills, and ingenuity of organizations, groups, individuals and activists working in Tanzania.
MEDIA CAMPAIGN ON PREVENTION OF MOTHER TO CHILD TRANSMISSION OF HIV (PMTCT) IN ZANZIBAR.
OCTOBER 12, 2014
The Association of Journalists Against AIDS in Tanzania (AJAAT) in Collaboration with Zanzibar AIDS Commission (ZAC) through UNICEF, funding the Zanzibar Journalists Capacity Building Foundation (ZJCBF) on implementing a Large Media Campaign on the prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) in Zanzibar.
Mother-to-child transmission (MCTC) of HIV refers to the transmission of HIV infection from HIV-infected mothers to their infants that can occur during pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. Without intervention, the overall risk of MTCT is approximately 5% to 45%. Transmission of HIV from the mother to her child accounts for over 90% of all infections in children aged below 15 years.
PMTCT services in Zanzibar target women of reproductive age, pregnant and breastfeeding women, their partners, children, families, and communities. The PMTCT program goals are to eliminate HIV transmission from mother to child or vertical HIV transmission and improve care for infected partners and their children. Comprehensive PMTCT services are provided within 176 Reproductive and Child Health (RCH) clinics across all 11 districts in Zanzibar.
PMTCT services aim to prevent HIV infection in children, give babies the chance to be healthy and HIV-free, and provide women and their families access to HIV prevention, testing, care, treatment, and support services.
Since the year 2012, Zanzibar has adopted the WHO recommendation (Option B+) of providing prompt and life-long ART to HIV – infected pregnant and breastfeeding women, regardless of immunological (CD4 Count) or clinical (WHO staging) status. There is a significant reduction of new HIV infection and AIDS – related mortalities observed in the country that is markedly attributed to increased access to HIV services, especially early initiation of ART among HIV positive mothers and early ART treatment initiation among children. The comprehensive approach for eliminating MTCT in Zanzibar is based on four prongs, which include: