Agenda

Three Days of Immersive Learning

The bootcamp takes place over three, full days of intensive learning. Participants will each have their own workstation, to follow the live exercises and project work. The first day will see participants form small teams, to focus on self-selected topics or themes for a group project and a chance of winning $2,000. Learning will be incremental, beginning with basic spreadsheet and data scraping skills, and leading up to data visualisation and data mapping.

Here is the itemised agenda: 

Day 1: Wednesday, 6th February 2013

Media as an Institution of Transparency and Accountability

Hands-On Training

Time

Session Topic

Lead Trainer(s)

08h30 – 09h00

WELCOME TEA

09h00 – 09h15

WELCOME

Albino Olak (World Bank)

Craig Hammer (World Bank Institute)

Roukaya Kasenally (Africa Media Initiative)

Intro to the to the program & brief walk-through of intensive three days.

FORMAT: Keynote

09h15 – 09h45

BRIEF SURVEY & INTERACTIVE INTRODUCTIONS

Roukaya Kasenally (African Media Initiative)

Participants will begin with a brief survey, to further contextualize their experience with economic journalism. Participants and session leaders will then introduce themselves, including statement of what they are hoping to get out of this Bootcamp.

FORMAT: Interactive Discussion

09h45 – 11h00

OVERVIEW & EXERCISE: PUBLIC SPENDING & MEDIA

Craig Hammer (World Bank Institute)

 Intro to Public Financial Management and the role of media, with generous use of practical examples to catalyze/inspire participants. Includes overview of example PFM stories in East Africa, as well as other contexts. This includes a basic intro to the National Budget Cycle for journalists, with a practical exercise focused on issue identification.FORMAT: Presentation & exercises, with Q&As 

11h00-12h00

PRACTICAL HINTS FROM AN ECONOMIC JOURNALIST

Alfred Taban (The Juba Monitor & Association for Media Development in South Sudan)

Advice and suggestions from a Juba-based economic journalist, with generous use of practical examples

FORMAT: Discussion, PPT Slides & Q&A

12h00-13h00

LUNCH

13h00 – 13h30

THEMATIC INTEREST GROUP SELECTION

Roukaya Kasenally (African Media Initiative)

 Self-selection into groups, to determine preferred story ideas focused on ‘following the money’ for remaining exercises.

13h30 – 14h00

MINI DEMO: TRANSPARENCY PLATFORMS

Al Kags (Kenya Open Data Initiative)

Speed demo of a transparency platform, with implications for journalists in South Sudan 

FORMAT: Live demo & walk-through

14h00 – 15h30

OVERVIEW: PUBLIC PROCUREMENT & MEDIA

Craig Hammer (World Bank Institute)

 Introduction to public procurement processes for media, including examples from South Sudan. (Note – participants now sitting in their thematic interest groups).

FORMAT: Live demo & walk-through

15h30 – 16h30

GROUP BREAKOUT: PROCUREMENT ISSUES

*All trainers join separate groups*

 Thematic groups convene around a procurement ‘problem’ and examine issues in detail. Each group identifies issues and develops story ideas for further investigation.

FORMAT: (no visual aids; no PPT)

16h30 – 17h00

GROUP PRESENTATIONS

Roukaya Kasenally (African Media Initiative)

 Each thematic group nominates a rapporteur to present issues identified during breakout sessions, and opportunities for further investigation. Other participants & trainers comment and discuss these issues.

FORMAT: Discussion & Q&As

17h00 – 17h15

WRAP-UP

Craig Hammer (World Bank Institute)

Concluding remarks for Day #1; expectations management for Day 2FORMAT: Discussion & Q&As

** END OF DAY 1 **

Day 2: Thursday, 7th February 2013

Media as an Institution of Transparency and Accountability

Hands-On Training

Time

Session Topic

Lead Trainer(s)

08h30 – 09h00

WELCOME TEA

09h00 – 10h00

KEYNOTE: PARLIAMENTS, PACs, & PUBLIC SPENDING

Mitch O’Brien (World Bank Institute)

Keynote by Program Leader of WBI’s Parliamentary Strengthening program focused on public spending and the role of public accounts committees, including opportunities for media to participate in public spending priorities and processes.

FORMAT: PPT Slides, w/ Q&A

10h00 – 11h30

FINDING THE STORY: PUBLIC SPENDING

Steve Ahern (Internews – South Sudan)

Story-Telling techniques & hints for reporting on public spending, including entry points for journalists, ‘asking the right questions, and more.

FORMAT: PPT Slides, Q&A

11h30 – 12h30

EXERCISE: PUBLIC ACCOUNTS COMMITTEE HEARING – MEDIA BRIEFING AND Q&A

Craig Hammer (World Bank Institute)

Participants will practice applying skills in a short exercise: a practice ‘Media Briefing’ on Public Accounts Committee findings. Participants will review a brief summary of findings; a practice ‘Media briefing’ will be held, and participants will thereafter engage in Q&A on the issues that emerge. (Note – participants now sitting in their thematic interest groups).

FORMAT: Interactive session: ‘Media Briefing’ w/ Q&As

12h30 – 13h30

LUNCH

13h30 – 14h00

DEMO: OPEN BUDGET EXPLORER

Al Kags (Kenya Open Data Initiative)

Intro to public spending portals, including in Kenya and Tanzania, including implications for media in South Sudan. (Note – participants now sitting in their thematic interest groups).

FORMAT: Live demos & exercises, w/ Q&As

14h00 – 15h00

MEDIA & PARLIAMENT: PREPARING FOR TOMORROW

Craig Hammer (World Bank Institute)

Final preparation for the Mock Hearing on February 8, including dissemination of PAC report & related documents, with a final summary the role of media in PAC processes.FORMAT: PPT slides, with Q&A

15h00 – 16h30

GROUP BREAKOUT : NEXT STEPS FOR MEDIA DEVELOPMENT IN SOUTH SUDAN

Craig Hammer (World Bank Institute)

Roukaya Kasenally (African Media Initiative)

Groups breakout for final, brief discussion to surface participants’ own priorities for media development in South Sudan, inspired by this 3-day training program. Facilitators will touch on an AMDISS-led needs assessment, and triangulate priorities had by economic journalists in particular. 

FORMAT: breakout session; participant presentations

16h30 – 17h00

WRAP-UP

Craig Hammer (World Bank Institute)

Concluding remarks for Day #2; expectations management for Day 3 (note 8am starting time)FORMAT: PPT Slides, Discussion 

** END OF DAY 2 **

Day 3: Friday, 26th October 2012

Media as an Institution of Transparency & Accountability

Mock Hearing

Time

Session Topic

Lead Trainer(s)

08h00 – 09h00

INTRODUCTION: ‘MOCK HEARING’

  •  Welcome and brief review of procedures
  • Assignment of stakeholder roles

08h10 – 09h00

BREAKOUT: ORGANIZING INTO 2 GROUPS; HEARING PREPARATION

  •  Group 1, Group 2 and Media gather in groups to prepare and discuss approach to the hearing.
  • Clerk prepares brief for media

  • Media participants prepare questions for the clerks

09h00 – 09h30

MEDIA BRIEFING: PAC REPORT

  •  Clerk conducts a 10 minute pre-committee briefing focused on

i) the committee process and

ii) why the committee is examining this particular report. Chairperson attends.

  • Final 20 minutes allocated to press for Q&A

09h30- 10h30

MOCK HEARING #1

  •  Group 1 holds session for no longer than 40 minutes; media observes
  • As the session ends, media representatives granted Q&A with the chairperson

  • Clerk will draft report summary (key points) to be submitted to Parliament

  • Media and Group 2 draft reflections

10h30 – 11h30

MOCK HEARING #2

  • Group 2 holds session for no longer than 40 minutes; media observes
  • As the session ends, media representatives granted Q&A with the chairperson

  • Clerk will draft report summary (key points) to be submitted to Parliament

  • Media and Group 2 draft reflections

11h30 – 13h00

BREAKOUT: REFLECTION ON PROCESS

  •  5 breakout groups (combining media & PAC members)
  • Each group will reflect on the proceedings and draft key main findings, focusing on:

    • PAC Members: What worked well in the session (process, issues) ? What didn’t work well in the session?

    • Media: What story pitches did you derive from the hearings?

13h00 – 14h00

LUNCH

14h00 – 16h00

GROUP PRESENTATIONS

 Both groups (Group 1 & Group 2) will present main issues they identified 

  • Experts will provide overview of key issues they identified

  • Groups will review and compare/contrast their findings against experts’ analysis

16h00 – 17h00

WRAP-UP

  • Leadership groups discuss implications of mock hearing for further training topics and activities