COEs for Gender in Media Education

The Centres of Excellence in Media Education Network arose from the Gender in Media Education Audit (2010). The Audit measured if and how gender is mainstreamed in journalism and media education and training. The research highlights gaps and good practices in institutions of higher learning across the region. The COE approach builds on experience that GL has gained working with local councils in the 10 countries in the Southern African region. GL is working with 100 local councils to integrate gender into the councils and their work. The local government COE is a sustained seven stage process that combines policy development, implementation, capacity building and monitoring and evaluation.

Through the GIME COE model GL is offering journalism and media institutions a wide array of modules to enable them to mainstream gender in curriculum as well as to conduct gender and media research. Following the 2015 Gender and Media Progress which institutions of higher learning coordinated in the region, the GIME model provides an opportunity for the participating institutions to disseminate the results, share thoughts on methodologies as well as their own research projects.

Click here to view the GIME concept note and report from the 2015 SADC Protocol@Work summit.