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Fackson Banda

Fackson Banda

Fackson Banda is a Programme Specialist in UNESCO’s Communication and Information Sector. He was previously Chair of Media and Democracy in the School of Journalism and Media Studies at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa. A scholar of African political thought and media, he has published in the areas of postcolonial theory and media, technology and development, civic education and communication as well as community media and policy, among others. Before his appointment at Rhodes University, he worked as executive director of Panos Southern Africa, an organisation dedicated to communication and sustainable development.

Articles Written

  • Setting a media agenda in the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals

    Setting a media agenda in the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals
    As the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) come under review in 2015, the world has a new opportunity for articulating clear goals and targets for post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals. The Rio+20 outcome document, The future we want,provided for the establishment of an Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Comprising 30 representatives nominated by Member States from the five United Nations regional groups and co-chaired by Csaba Kőrösi (Hunagary) and Macharia Kamau (Kenya), the OWG has since proposed a series of 17 goals and associated targets published in its outcome document.2 By: Fackson Banda
    Posted: May 29, 2015
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