Date: June 20, 2014 Venue: Dartmouth House, London, UK
IFC organized the Fourth Corporate Governance Media Practice Group Meeting to take stock of the program activities since its inception in 2007 and to discuss sustainability of the program going forward.
A lot has been accomplished since the last meeting in Paris in 2013.
Much of what was achieved marks IFC’s continuing partnership with media development organizations and leading editors and journalists in attaining mutual objectives of improving the understanding of corporate governance and building capacity of the media in quality reporting on this topic.
Discussions centered on “The Value of Partnerships: Achieving More With Less.” Topics included the value of partnerships, where we welcomed experiences from IFC regional colleagues and partners, and how we can work together incorporating Corporate Governance media training into IFC’s corporate governance operations and partners' broader media training programs. The meeting also included a report back on a media trainers’ roundtable that took place the day before.
Participants also discussed the value of a training-of-trainers program to enable IFC to respond to the increasing demand for media training on corporate governance.
Over 23 people participated in the event, including representatives of leading media development and training organizations, editors, journalists and IFC staff from regional offices. Peter Montagnon and Olli Virtanen, members of IFC’s Private Sector Advisory Group for Corporate Governance, facilitated the sessions.
Since the Corporate Governance Media Program was launched in 2007, IFC has worked with a number of experienced journalists and editors from Thomson Reuters Foundation, AFP Foundation, Financial Times, International Center for Journalists, The Mint (India), Capital Aberto (Brazil) and Dnevnik (Bulgaria) to deliver 34 Corporate Governance media training workshops and seminars, reaching close to 400 journalists around the globe.