The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) in partnership with the UN System in Ghana, is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2017 Media Awards on SDGs Reporting in Ghana.
The competition received over 60 entries from journalists across Ghana. The four-member Editorial Steering Committee after a thorough review of all entries submitted, shortlisted six (6) finalists for the awards. The Finalists are as follows:
- Cecilia Diesob – Ghana News Agency, Accra
- Nelson Nyadror Adanuti – Diamond FM, Tamale
- Michael Sarpong Mfum – Starr FM Correspondent, Sunyani
- Mary Ama Bawa – ATL FM, Cape Coast
- Albert Sore, – Joy News Correspondent, Bolgatanga
- McAnthony Dagyenga – Class FM, Accra.
Finalists will be awarded at a special ceremony on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra. The SDGs Reporting Awards will be held alongside the West Africa Media Excellence Awards at 6:30pm.
The overall winner will receive a plaque, a certificate and a cash prize of GHC 10,000. The second, third and fourth winners will also receive a plaque, certificate and cash prizes of GHC6000, GHC3,000 and GHC2,000 respectively.
Furthermore, the winners will be inducted into MFWA’s prestigious Journalism for Change (J4C) Network. Members of the network are offered regular training opportunities both locally and internationally to enhance their capacity to influence positive changes in society through journalism.
The Awards ceremony will bring together representatives from the UN, National Development Planning Commission, the Civil Society Platform on SDGs and the Media.
The Awards ceremony forms part of the activities under the MFWA’s project: Mainstreaming SDGs in Development Reporting in Ghana with funding support from UNDP-Ghana, UNESCO and the UN Communications Group.