01.10. – 02.10.2015 | Deutsche Welle: FoME symposium 2015 „Focus on Impact: Advanced Methods and Concepts in Media Development“

    DW Akademie is hosting this year’s FoME symposium running from October 1 – 2, 2015. It will be held in English at Deutsche Welle in Bonn. Registration is now open.

    This year’s symposium looks at “Focus on Impact: Advanced Methods and Concepts in Media Development.” The two-day FoME conference hosted by DW Akademie runs from October 1 – 2, 2015 and will be held at DW in Bonn. FoMe is the German Media and Development Network.

    Expectations have greatly increased over the years for long-term sustainable and research-based projects that focus on media development. These pose new challenges for media development organizations. The 2015 symposium brings together a wide range of experts to discuss and present new methods and concepts as well as ways they can effectively be applied and continue to improve the quality of media development projects.

    Topics include:

    • Research methods for assessing the development of media landscapes
    • Indicators and target systems
    • Methods for planning and conducting projects
    • Result assessment and impact analysis
    • Innovative approaches for working with partners
    • Ways to use digital tools

    The program (subject to change) and registration details are available on the FoME homepage.

    Interview with Patrick Leusch, head of International Affairs at DW Akademie, on the content of the 2015 FoME annual conference

    In recent years, the field of media development has undergone great transformation, as have many areas of development cooperation. Changes include new approaches to development in terms of content and methods, a reevaluation of development cooperation, and innovative ways of evaluating impacts. As a result, organizations such as DW Akademie have rethought their approaches while foundations and human rights groups face a variety of new challenges.

    The upcoming Forum for Media and Development (FoME) conference in Bonn gives media development experts a chance to learn from one another and to look at the effectiveness of various tools in improving the quality of projects, among other things. Patrick Leusch, head of International Affairs at DW Akademie, gives us this preview of the 2015 FoME annual conference, where the focus is on impact.

    Read the interview

    Source: Information by DW from 21.08.2015