E-mediat Morocco launches training sessions in Social Media to benefit local NGO/SCO in June 2011.

E-mediat is a program of International Cooperation that aims to increase NGO knowledge and skills to use new media effectively and to promote their access to these new communication channels to enable them to advance their unique missions and strengthen their organizations and involve their members in their actions for feedback, debate and exchange of good practices.

In Morocco, the E-Mediat program is hosted by the association Tanmia in Rabat.

For the year 2011-2012, the program will be implemented in the regions of l’Oriental (Oujda region) and the Middle Atlas (Meknes and Azrou El Hajeb). Hence, sixty (60) NGOs from rural and urban areas in Oujda, Meknes, El Hajeb and Azrou will benefit from training sessions around the following areas:

  • Workshop #1 – New Media Overview and Strategic Planning

  • Workshop #2 – Websites and Blogs

  • Workshop #3: Social Networks and Online Communities

  • Workshop #4: Digital Film and Activism

  • Workshop #5: Text Messaging and Civic Engagement
Training sessions for E-Mediat will be held once a month and will benefit NGOs’ representatives and members. Training sessions will be delivered by E-mediat Morocco Team and will be held at the headquarters of our partner training centers: 1 - AGEF Oriental, 2 - Azrou Center for Community Development of Al Akhawayn University , 3 - Association Youth without Borders in the province of Ifrane.

Throughout the training program, the E-Mediat Morocco team will be supervising the 60 participating NGOs in developing an online communication strategy.

The program is funded by the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) of the United States Department of State with support and in-kind donations from Microsoft, Cisco and craigslist Charitable Fund. The program is managed by the Institute of International Education (IIE), and implemented with a coalition of leading new media experts and local and international partners from the public and private sectors.

In addition to Morocco, the program is implemented in five other countries in the MENA region, namely, Jordan, Lebanon, Tunisia, UAE and Yemen.

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