by Dean Mulozi
The ICT Media Forum (The role of ICTs and Telecentre in Agricultural Development) wrapped up in Lusaka amid enthusiasm among journalists. The facilitators and delegates interacted to provide knowledge and insights on practical issues related to roles of the media in ICTs and agricultural making the event a huge success.
The forum was officially opened by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Transport, Works, Supply and Communications Dominic Sichinga and was attended by representatives of various media organizations including the BBC, all of who are practicing journalists. The forum sought to raise public awareness on the importance and role of ICTs and telecentres in agricultural development in southern Africa, to provide an overview on the challenges and options for increased and sustained use of ICTs in agricultural development with a focus on rural telecentres and to increase ICT/agricultural reportage in the media.
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