Italian Government to support WSF2007 process

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The Italian Government has decided to support a range of media related activities for the WSF2007 event in Nairobi.

Min. Marco Baccin - Personal Representative of the Italian Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs Patrizia Sentinelli- Edward Oyugi and Taoufik Ben Abdallah - representatives of the WSF Secretariat - and Mario Lubetkin, IPS Director General, met in Rome on November 16th, 2006.

Minister Baccin stressed the Italian willingness to allocate funds in favour of next WSF that will be held in Nairobi in January 2007.

It has been agreed that such a financial allocation will be devoted to support what follows:

  • WSF official website;
  • audio-visual documentation;
  • publicity and articulation with media;
  • training for African journalists;
  • issuing of African Flame (newspaper);
  • media centre.

It has been established that the execution of these initiatives will be carried out by IPS, main partner in civil society and development communication of the Italian DGCS, together with the NGO’s of the WSF Secretariat, represented by SODNET and ENDA TM.