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ICS holds two-day national seminar in Chimoio, consults on challenges and opportunities

ICS holds two-day national seminar in Chimoio, consults on challenges and opportunities
© UNICEF Mozambique/2012/Marie-Consolée Mukangendo
Participants in the ICS two-day national seminar that took place in Chimoio on May 4 and 5.

CHIMOIO, Mozambique, 8 May 2012 - On May 4 and 5, the Institute for Social Communication (ICS) held its first national seminar, gathering its 38 community radio and TV coordinators from across the country as well as 11 provincial delegates (provincial communication coordinators).

In total, some 71 participants were in attendance, including the Director of GABINFO (the Government's information agency), local authorities and strategic partners, including long term partner, funder and supporter UNICEF Mozambique, which was represented by Marie-Consolee Mukangendo of the Communication, Advocacy, Participation, and Partnerships (CAPP) section.

The seminar participants discussed the organization's mission, its statutes and its role in disseminating information at the community level, thus serving areas of the country with little or no media coverage.

The challenges of accessing remote communities, procuring equipment and managing digital migration were discussed. Other issues discussed were related to management of financial and human resources and transparency.

UNICEF presented the main highlights and recommendations of the recent evaluation of Child Participation in Mozambique commissioned by the CAPP section. Recommendations were made to find means to establish and support a clear marketing and visibility strategy for the organization to enlarge its scope and establish new strategic partnerships.

For more information, please contact

Arild Drivdal, UNICEF Mozambique, tel. (+258) 21 481 100; email:

Gabriel Pereira, UNICEF Mozambique, tel. (+258) 21 481 100; email:



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