PwC trains journalists at its annual capacity building workshop – TechEconomy Nigeria
Premier Professional Services Firm, PwC Nigeria once again hosted journalists in Nigeria for its annual capacity building workshop for journalists.
The one-day workshop, held virtually, brought together participants from both traditional and new media platforms.
It featured insightful presentations on various topics by subject matter experts with the aim of building the capacity of journalists and improving their ability to perform their duties effectively while better positioning themselves to take advantage of future opportunities.
The annual workshop, now in its ninth year, with over 500 journalists benefiting from the training over the years, is a major part of PwC Nigeria’s corporate responsibility strategy.
It was instituted in recognition of the very important role of the media in society and, in particular, the role that the media in Nigeria has and continues to play in informing and educating the public.
“Our support for the media through this workshop and the Media Excellence Award is in line with our goal of building trust in society and addressing important issues.”
It is a demonstration of our firm belief that to deepen democracy and ensure good governance, the media must play their role in an optimal and professional manner and this is reflected in the quality of reporting, the ability of individual journalists to conduct research and investigations, in the independence of editorial judgments and in their ability to use technology as an enabler. said Taiwo Oyedele, Fiscal Policy Partner and Head of Africa Taxation, PwC, in his opening remarks for the session.
Workshop presentations included a session on “National Cybersecurity Policy and Strategy: Implications for the Media” moderated by Nkiru Aimienoho, Associate Director, Cybersecurity, Privacy and Resilience, PwC Nigeria. This session provided a brief history of National Cybersecurity Strategies and Policies, then delved into the details of the National Cybersecurity Policy and Strategy for Nigeria, highlighting the implications for the media. The session also highlighted the risk of cyberattacks in media and entertainment and used a number of real incidents to draw key lessons.
Andrew S. Nevin (Ph.D.), Partner and Chief Economist at PwC Nigeria, moderated a session on “Nigeria’s National Development Plan 2021-2025: Lessons from the Past and Prospects for the Future”.
The session provided a general overview of the current state of the Nigerian economy and reviewed past national development plans before moving into a detailed analysis of Nigeria’s National Development Plan (2021-2025).
He also used a case study from Vietnam to discuss some of the challenges and solutions to development planning in Nigeria.
The last session was on “Reporting Politics and the Economy: Critical questions and expects for Nigeria’s next Political Leaders” and was moderated by Taiwo Oyedele, Fiscal Policy Partner & Africa Tax Leader, PwC.
This session, which is highly relevant as campaigns begin for the 2023 general election, took participants through the most critical issues for the country, which should guide journalists in their coverage of the campaign, l analysis of candidate manifestos and news reporting during the election season.
The capacity-building workshop precedes the galenity of awards for the announcement of the winners of this year’s PwC Media Excellence Awards, which will be held virtually on Thursday, October 6, 2022.