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    • DevComs immerse 19 successful journalists in a two-day national capacity building in Abuja under the
    • DevComs and NURHI team visit BCOS Ibadan during a Family Planning Media Advocacy to Media organisati
    • Seven Journalists receive Education Reporting Award in JDP 2013
    • 100 Journalists devise strategies to engage public on Nutrition, Water and Rural development
    Media Advocacy support NURHI on Family Plaaning
    DEVCOMS has been responsible for Media Advocacy on NURHI Project. We engaged in series of activities to secure buy-in and regular usage of Family Planning reportage and stories in the media. These include advocacy visits to media owners and managers in project sites, sensitization workshops and capacity building for journalists. Click here
    NOTAGAIN Campaign
     'NOTAGAIN' is a National Campaign slogan aimed at creating demand for government commitment and accountability to maternal health in Nigeria. It is supported by MacArthur Foundation. Click here
    Capacity Building and Formation on NEJiN
    Development Communications Network with the support of Earth Journalism Network (EJN) and Internews Europe built the capacity of 15 journalists on using digital tools to report environment. Subsequently, an association named Network of Environment Journalists in Nigeria (NEJiN) was formed. The project period is January 2014 - August 2014.
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    Journalism Development Programme (JDP)
    Journalism Development Programme (JDP) was implemented by Development Communications (DevComs) Network with the support of Education Sector Support Programme in Nigeria (ESSPIN) having identified Education as public trust and communication an important component for a re-branded education sector. The project was in two phases; JDP 1 implemented between 2010 and 2011, and JDP 2 between 2012 and 2013. Click here


    Assessment of Current Media Practices on Education Reporting in Lagos State
    DevComs Network was contracted by DEEPEN to assess Current Media Practices as regards education reporting. The study aims to understand how the media market can work for the poor - giving them quality information to make informed choices in a sustainable way. 
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Journalism Development Programme (JDP)
Journalism Development Programme (JDP) was implemented by Development Communications (DevComs) Network with the support of Education Sector Support Programme in Nigeria (ESSPIN) having identified Education as public trust and communication an important component for a re-branded education sector. The project was in two phases; JDP 1 implemented between 2010 and 2011, and JDP 2 between 2012 and 2013. Click here


Media Advocacy support NURHI on Family Plaaning
DEVCOMS has been responsible for Media Advocacy on NURHI Project. We engaged in series of activities to secure buy-in and regular usage of Family Planning reportage and stories in the media. These include advocacy visits to media owners and managers in project sites, sensitization workshops and capacity building for journalists. Click here

Capacity Building and Formation on NEJiN
Development Communications Network with the support of Earth Journalism Network (EJN) and Internews Europe built the capacity of 15 journalists on using digital tools to report environment. Subsequently, an association named Network of Environment Journalists in Nigeria (NEJiN) was formed. The project period is January 2014 - August 2014.
Click here

NOTAGAIN Campaign
 'NOTAGAIN' is a National Campaign slogan aimed at creating demand for government commitment and accountability to maternal health in Nigeria. It is supported by MacArthur Foundation. Click here

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We are dedicated towards ensuring public understanding of science, public health and social development - related research through promotion of excellence in science, public health and social-sector development journalism. We develop appropriate communication strategies for health promotion, scientific literacy, policy development and program implementation.

Group calls for effective implementation of the National Health Act 2014

A group of Civil Society representatives and media practitioners have called for effective implementation of the National Health Act 2014 amongst other policies, laws and commitments aimed at improving access to maternal health care in Nigeria.

The group made this call during a CS-Media forum organised by Development Communications (DevComs) Network in Lagos on the 5th of February 2015. The CS-Media forum is an activity under the MacArthur Foundation-supported  project:  bridging the gap between CSO and media to demand accountability in maternal health in Nigeria.

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15 environment journalists equipped with digital and mapping skills

  • Forms Network of Environment Journalists
Development Communications (DevComs) Network in collaboration with EnviroNews Nigeria organised a Journalism Development Workshop on 8th and 9th April, 2014 to equip environmental journalists with skills to report environment using digital tools such as data wrapper, JEO cardmune template, google fusion tables amongst others.

The two-day workshop which was supported by Earth Journalism Network and Internews brought together in Lagos, 15 environment reporters from print, television, radio and online media to discuss topical issues in environment and formed the ‘Network of Environment Journalists in Nigeria’.

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Saving Women's Lives: Civil Society Organisations Launch NOTAGAIN Campaign to END Needless Maternal Deaths

No fewer than 75 media practitioners from print, broadcast and online media in Nigeria agreed to prioritize maternal health accountability issues in their reports to safeguard the lives of Nigerian women who die needless deaths in the process of pregnancy and child birth.  The commitment was given during a series of one-day sensitization and launch of NOTAGAIN campaign held in Lagos, Jigawa and Kaduna States recently.

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Bridging the Gap: Media, Community-CSOs Collaboration for Accountability and Demand for Quality Maternal Health Services

Development Communications Network (DevComs) introduces 'Bridging the Gap: Media, Community, and CSOs for Accountability and Demand for Quality Maternal Health Services in Nigeria', a project which is aimed at facilitating the partnership between media professionals and civil society groups to collectively demand accountability in maternal health delivery. The project which is supported by MacArthur Foundation started in November 2013 and will run through 2016 in Lagos, Abuja, Kaduna and Jigawa.

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DevComs concludes Journalism Development Programme2

Rewards seven journalists for outstanding reports and commitments to reporting education sector in their states

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Journalism Development Programme 2 is a one year project on education reporting, supported by Education Sector Support Programme in Nigeria (ESSPIN) and aimed at developing the media capacity to bring all education stakeholders to the appreciation of and action towards quality education in Nigeria.

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