Friday, December 11, 2015

#PODCAST: Interview with Pan-African Parliament Hon Dr.Bernadette Lahai at 4th High-Level Dialogue

In this exclusive interview with the Vice-President of the Pan-African Parliament Hon. Dr.Bernadette Lahai, she opens up to Africa in Focus Show on challenges of ‪#‎WomeninPolitics‬. She talks about some of the challenges she encountered as her Professor-husband looked after her two daughters while she was into full-time politics in Sierra Leone. An outspoken and candid politician, Lahai is arguably one of the most interesting Pan-African Parliamentarians out there. She was vocal about Ebola when it broke out, and continues to advance the cause of the PAP by encouraging countries to ratify the protocol that will finally enable it obtain full legislative capacities. ‪#‎africaWeWant‬ ‪#‎BetheVoice‬ ‪#‎PanAfricanParliament‬

#PODCAST: Interview with Head of AU's African Governance Architecture's Dr.George Mukundi

This is an exclusive interview I conducted with Dr.George Mukundi, Head of the African Governance Architecture of the AU.
I took opportunity to ask him to expatiate on the AGA; its relevance in the democracy conversation the AU is seeking to foster.
Finally, we touched on why Burkina Faso is an important model for citizen engagement in their democratic dispensation; plus an intimate insight into the #DGTrends hashtag, which hit its millionth-plus reach at the Kigali meeting.
Few will know the genesis of DGTrends. It was mooted at the earlier High-Level Dialogues on Democracy in Dakar and was, according to Dr.Mukundi, "appropriated" by the AU. He does not accept credit that the AU created it, but states the hashtag, which stands for "Democratic Governance Trends", is owned by citizens.
Follow Dr.George Mukundi on @mukundigeorge, and follow the African conversation on democracy by searching "#DGTrends" on twitter.
The podcast was produced by Executive Producer E.K.Bensah Jr (ekbensah) for Africa in Focus Show (@africainfocus14)
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#PODCAST: Best Podcasts Produced by Africa in Focus Show in Kigali, Rwanda at 4th High-Level Dialogue on Democracy, Human Rights & Governance

a selection of some of the best podcasts recorded & produced by the Africa in Focus Show in Kigali, Rwanda, at the 4th High-Level Dialogue on Democracy, Human Rights & Governance (7-8 December, 2015) #DGTrends

NEW!>Podcast: Interview with NDC's Mr.Gedel at 4th AU High-Level Dialogue on Democracy, Human Rights & Governance #DGTrends #WomeninPolitics

In this interview with Mr.Gedel, he explains what the United Nations Development Programme - UNDP with Ghana's political parties are about; how they received training in Kenya on ICT; and some insights into the future of the project. 

Monday, December 7, 2015

NEW!>Podcast: Interview with NPP's Peter MacManu at 4th AU High-Level Dialogue on Democracy, Human Rights & Governance #DGTrends #WomeninPolitics

Conducted at Serena Hotel, Kigali on the sidelines of the 4th High-Level Dialogue on Democracy, Human Rights & Governance, E.K.Bensah Jr spoke to former Chairman of the National Patriotic Party(NPP), who is the point-person for his Party in a new UNDP Project that seeks to facilitate and foster transparency among Ghana's political parties; as well as build their internal capacity, including that of appreciating Women in Politics; and Youth.

NEW!>PODCAST: #DGTrends Special for the 4th African Union High-Level Dialogue on Democracy, Human Rights & Governance; #Chad; #FOCAC

Executive Producer of Africa in Focus Show E.K.Bensah is currently in Kigali to cover the 4th African Union High-Level Dialogue on Democracy, Human Rights & Governance. Working in close contact with the media team, the idea is to expand and ramify conversations around the theme of this conference.

On twittersphere, the two hashtags --  #DGTrends and #WomeninPolitics -- are being used to aggregrate views by tweeting participants on the topic.

This special edition of the #ECOWAS@40Podcast seeks to elucidate the little-known African Governance Architecture of the African Union, but more importantly, offer listeners an insight into some of the more popular conversations/tweets that emanated from the conference underway in Kigali, Rwanda.

Happy listening!

NEW!>PODCAST: Episode 20 of #Ecowas@40Podcast: #MaliAttacks; #WestAfrica; #ECOWASMonetaryInstitute

In this latest edition of #ECOWAS@40Podcast, we ask some burning questions around the #MaliAttacks; and update you on what is trending on #westAfrica. We explain what the  #EcowasMonetaryInstitute is, and why it matters to Ecowas' integration.

The ECOWAS@40Podcast is an innovative knowledge product of the "Africa in Focus Show". It is produced by Executive Producer Emmanuel.K.Bensah Jr.

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