PENHA in part in Partnership with Development and Planning Unit of the University College London (UCL) is organising Media Workshop as part of its Food We Want Project activities.  

The media strategies pursued by many mainstream media outlets fail to represent the actual challenges of food security in Africa and outlining the appropriate responses. The Food We Want (FWW an EU funded PENHA project implemented in consortia) is a response to this lack of understanding and awareness, focusing on the European perspective of food security issues, specifically concentrating on the concerns apparent in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).  Through a series of tailored media education workshops, the FWW project aims to raise awareness, understanding, and the interests of university media and development issues students and experts within the wider European community on the topic of food security.

This workshop intends to discuss the people’s current perceptions of food security and the way in which these perceptions are disseminated by the European media. In addressing the myths and realities of food security through the workshop, the FWW project means to facilitate the communication and information flow throughout young people on this topic, in hopes to encourage ambition for positive change—such as promoting and implementing sustainable agriculture techniques and policies—which would be reflected throughout their future careers.

Saturday 9th February 2013 (10am to 4pm)

Room 101, Development and Planning Unitm DPU)

University College London (UCL)

34 Tavistock Square

London, WC1H 9EZ


Dr. Zeremariam Fre, Senior Lecturer at DPU and Executive Director, PENHA

Conrad Heine, Media Officer for Somaliland Focus UK

Joseph O. Adamson, Africans in London TV (AIL TV)

Bereket Tsegay, Research and Communication Officer, PENHA


If you're interested, registration is essential: Please contact Meije Gernez ([email protected]) to book your place and get more information.