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@Penplusbytes presents exciting events, insights and unique opportunities this November



Ø Tech Salon, GIS Mapping and Health- 12th November, 2015 Reserve a Seat

Ø ICT training for South Labone Girls Vocational School@ the New Media Hub – 13th, 19th & 20th & 27th November, 2015

Ø Training on Digital Fundraising for Entrepreneurs- 26th November, 2015. Apply Here

Ø Connecting Citizens to Parliament holds training of Parliamentary Staff on ICT- 26th November, 2015

Ø Evening Encounter- Build your Empire with Bola Ray CEO of EIB Network- 27th November, 2015. Sign Up Here

Ø Grassroots Open Government Using New Digital Tools holds Steering Committee Meeting in Tamale – 30th November, 2015

Ø National Course (Course B) on Oil, Gas and Mining- 30th November-9th December, 2015@New Media Hub, Accra

Ø Digital Fundraising Community of Practice. Do you want to learn more about Digital Fundraising? Join Now!

Spotlight on an outstanding @Penplusbytes MemberTHEMBO

Thembo Kahungu Misairi is a professional journalist working with the Uganda Radio Network, an online news agency that collects news from across Uganda and supply to subscribers worldwide.

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* Citizens of Trobu-Amasaman Engage with Parliament
* Regional media training on extractives underway
*Time with Dr. Nii Moi Thompson of NDPC on the Role of ICTs in the 40 Year Development Plan
* 40 year plan requires devoted and sincere implementers
* Use new Digital Technology to transform Fundraising
* Penplusbytes holds briefing on fundraising for NGOs
* Expert warns of improper oil and gas planning
Knowledge Sharing
* Drones for Democracy
* Connecting Citizens to Parliament; The Journey so far
* Application of Technology in Parliament
* Political Party Campaign Financing
* Social Media Index Report
* Survival Strategies and Ideas for Newsroomvisit to read @penplusbytes’ publications

Pulliam Journalism Fellowship

Washingtonian Editorial Fellowship. APPLY HERE
AHCJ Reporting Fellowship on Healthcare Performance
GEN Startups for News 2016. APPLY HERE
Draper Hills Summer Fellowship Program. APPLY HERE
New Media Writing Prize (NMWP) 2015. APPLY HERE
Observer/Anthony Burgess Prize for Arts Journalism. APPLY HERE
The Data Journalism Awards 2016 competition will open for submissions on Monday 7 December see for more info

Other Relevant Community Events▪▪ National Insurance Forum on oil and gas sector- 4th November, 2015, 10 am @College of Physician and surgeons, Accra
▪ Budget 2016 Forum : Making the most of Petroleum- 5th November,2015 @ Alisa Hotel, Accra
▪ Improving Electoral Participation Conference: Evidence from Randomised Evaluations- 5th-6th November, 2015 in Accra, Ghana 10th November, 2015 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM, UTC
▪ IEA round table discussion on five years of Oil Production in Ghana- 11th November, 2015 @IEA Conference Hall, Accra
▪ Open data workshop and forum for CSO’s and Media 16th-17th November @Takoradi
▪ Mo Ibrahim Foundation Annual Governanace Weekend-20th-22nd November, 2015
▪ Africa Oil Governance Summit by ACEP-23th- 24th November, 2015 @Labadi Beach Hotel, Accra
▪ Oil and gas Ghana Awards -OGGA 4th December ,2015 @Holiday Inn, Accra
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