Gender: Women in Media
In line with our strategic plan to promote and support women in media, we will continue to engage media houses, journalists and other actors
to create an enabling environment for journalism to thrive, especially for female media practitioners (journalists, film producers, content creators
etc.) Key priorities include capacity building on creating gender policies, promoting digital inclusion and gender transformative content reporting.
Uganda Media Week
Media Focus on Africa Uganda is going to host the 5th Edition of Uganda Media week. The event brings together key actors in Uganda’s media
industry to reflect on the challenges facing the industry and deliberating together to find workable solutions to these issues. This year MFA will
commemorate the 5th edition of the event on the 2nd – 3rd November 2023. Prior to this, MFA will also hold pre- media week dialogues in regional
cities between August and October 2023.
Promoting Youth Participation in Politics
Media Focus on Africa Uganda, Impact Unified, and Public Policy Institute on to promote youth participation in politics through new media
technology, training and dialogues in preparation for meaningful youth engagement in the next upcoming elections 2026.The consortium will reach
at least 5 regions of Uganda to engage young people through working with youth led CSOs on key topics of Democracy, Elections, Governance,
service Delivery. An app has been created for which content has been uploaded for the youth so that they can be well informed on the matters but
also access and engage and demand accountability from their leaders and also make more informed decisions about their leaders.
MS President Uganda
MFA Uganda would like to launch Ms President Uganda ahead of the 2026 general elections.
Ms President is an educating, thoughtful and entertaining reality TV show that seeks to show the national audience the capacity and ability women
have to lead effectively in any society. MFA Uganda would like to launch this project with the main emphasis on increasing women participation in
Media Focus in Africa (MFA), continues to empower journalists with essential skills and knowledge to effectively report on digital rights in quickly
changing technological landscape in Uganda. The trainings will cover various aspects of digital rights reporting with a focus on digital inclusion of
marginalized groups. Additionally, MFA is working closely with rural based journalists to fill their basic digital literacy gaps.