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Point's news editor off to Nigeria

Feb 15, 2010, 4:18 PM | Article By: Sainey M.K. Marena

Baboucarr Senghore, The Point's News Editor yesterday left Banjul for Lagos, Nigeria, where he is expected to take part in a week-long regional workshop on Economic and Financial Analysis for journalists.

Organised by the West African Institute for Financial and Economic Management (WAIFEM), the workshop will be conducted by resource persons drawn from WAIFEM, supported by regional consultants from academia and the private sector.

The workshop, among others, seeks to update the knowledge and upgrade the skills of editors, journalists, news producers, anchor personnel and other media practitioners in economic and financial policy formulation analysis, performance monitoring and reporting.

The workshop is expected to increase the "economic quotient" of attendees towards promoting a greater public awareness on domestic and international economic and financial issues in the interest of a more enlightened electorate that will engender greater popular participation in the national economic and financial agenda.

Among the themes to be covered include the role of statistics in economic management, sources of financial and economic statistics, financial markets, money laundering and financial crimes, regional economic integration and introduction to microeconomic analysis.

Speaking to this reporter shortly before his departure, Mr. Senghore expressed his gratitude to the management of The Point newspaper for giving him the opportunity to take part in the workshop.

The opportunity, he said, will upgrade his skills on economic and financial issues in the sub-region, the continent and the world at large.