FK Exchange

Fredskorpset Exchange
Donor: Fredskorpset Norway
Duration: 2002 – 2012


Since 2002 to 2012 AMWIK belonged to a network of media women organizations (MWOs) from Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Nepal, Norway, Ethiopia and Zambia who participated in a media women exchange programme aimed at sharing experiences and skills.

The organizations included Ethiopia Media Women Association (EMWA), Association of Media Women in Kenya (AMWIK), College of Journalism and Mass Communication (CJMC-Nepal), Gimlekollen School of Journalism and Communication (GSJC)/Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK), Tanzania Media Women Association (TAMWA), Uganda Media Women Association (UMWA) and Zambia Media Women Association (ZAMWA).

The exchange programme was supported by Fredskorpset (FK), a Norwegian Government body under Norway’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Every year since 2002 each of the MWOs hosted and sent their participants to another country for a period of ten months.

The programme aimed to contribute to lasting improvements in economic, social and political conditions in the world. While implementing the government’s development assistance, FK promotes international understanding and mutual learning by supporting an exchange of personnel through the framework of international cooperation. The programme enables participants to share experiences and expertise, improve organizational capacity as well as professional performance of the individual participants. The programme also exposes participants to other cultures, which they learn and appreciate.

Below are the lists of AMWIK beneficiaries in the project and participants hosted by AMWIK:

 

AMWIK beneficiaries

NAME YEAR HOST ORGANIZATION
Betty Oyugi 2002 / 2003 TAMWA
Regina Wambui Matimu 2002 / 2003 ZAMWA
Fridah Wayeme Were 2002 / 2003 UMWA
Rebeccah Wanjiku 2004 TAMWA
Judith Akolo 2004 UMWA
Rita Maingi 2005 TAMWA
Mary Kiio 2005 EMWA
Maureen Mudi 2006 UMWA
Hannah Wambui Kihiu 2006 TAMWA
Liz Opudo 2007 UMWA
Sharon Murugi Murekio 2007 EMWA
Lilian Mukabana 2008 TAMWA
Mary Wangari Ndirangu 2008 ZAMWA
Irene Mwivano 2009 EMWA
Trizah Mwanyika 2009 TAMWA
Diana Etsabo 2009 GSJC/NRK – Norway
Lilian Museka 2010 ZAMWA
Patience Nyange 2010 GSJC/NRK – Norway
Margaret Mwangi 2011 UMWA
Yvonne Otieno 2011 CJMC – Nepal
Florence Gichoya 2012 ZAMWA
Nasteha Mohammed 2012 TAMWA

 

 

 

Participants hosted by AMWIK

NAME YEAR HOME ORGANIZATION
Jennifer Nantege 2002 / 2003 UMWA
Tigist Kassa Milko 2002 / 2003 EMWA
Asha Makame 2002 / 2003 TAMWA
Susan Juuko Nabaterega 2004 / 2005 UMWA
Aregash Mekonnen 2004 / 2005 EMWA
Sally Chiwama 2006 ZAMWA
Mhiret Moges 2007 EMWA
Zawadi Machibya 2007 TAMWA
Josephine Chansa Mayani 2008 ZAMWA
Brenda Zikulabe 2008 UMWA
Sabra Ali Mohammed 2009 TAMWA
Abiyot Asrade 2009 EMWA
Ellen Paalgard 2009 GSJC/NRK – Norway
Anbika Giri 2010 CJMC – Nepal
Anna Nkinda 2010 TAMWA
Jamillah Kilahama 2011 TAMWA
Helen Hillevi Tymi Ruud 2011 GSJC/NRK – Norway
Dorothy Nakaweesi 2011 UMWA
Manju Kamal 2012 CJMC – Nepal
Brenda Chipo 2012 UMWA