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Gov’t information officers commence 15-month training on Migration Communications

Jun 4, 2021, 12:49 PM | Article By: Lamin B. Darboe, Information Officer, MoBSE

At least 20 Government Information Officers on Wednesday, 2nd June2021 began a 15-monthtraining program on Migration Communication at Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara International Conference Center in Bijilo.

The training is organised by the Department of Information Services in partnership with the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) Gambia office.

Director of Information Services, Aisha Davies declared the 15-month training openedon behalf of the Permanent Secretary (PS), Ministry of Information and Communication Infrastructure, Amie-Njie-Joof.

In her statement read by Madam Davies during the opening ceremony, the Permanent Secretary reminded that Government Information Officerswere appointed in 2019 and 2020 to promote government development agenda by providing credible information about their respective ministries, policies and programs, among others.

“To ensure greater output of Government Information Officers, it is important that their capacities and skills are built on diverse areas to enable them communicate authoritatively on various aspects of national development,” she said.

She said it is for that reason that her ministry in collaboration with IOM Gambia Office initiated the 15-month training program through the ‘Strengthening Communication on Migration in The Gambia’ project, which is geared towards building the capacities of government stakeholders on migration.

She further explained that the training is informed by a capacity Needs Assessment that was conducted by a consultant with active participation of various institutions.

She therefore expressed her ministry’s appreciation of IOM’s commitment to the partnership and its enormous contributions to migration governance in The Gambia.

She further expressed her Ministry’s commitment to closely work with IOM Gambia Office and other relevant partners to make sure the project is a total success.

Miko Alazas, Media and Communication Officer at IOM Gambia Office expressed delight that the training is finally happening after a long planning and preparation process.

He noted that the objective of the training is to enhance the knowledge of Government Information Officers on migration and strengthen their technical communication capacities. 

He affirmed that the training would be sequenced in phases for a-15 month duration.

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