Head of news and special projects at Tamale based Diamond FM, Nelson Nyadror Adanuti and five others, have been named among six finalists shortlisted for the Media Foundation for West Africa’s reporting on Sustainable Development Goals reporting awards.
The winner of the maiden edition of the award will take home GHS10, 000 cash prize.
The award is being organized by the MFWA in partnership with the UN System in Ghana on SDGs Reporting in the country.
NYADROR ADANUTI NELSON of Diamond FM, in august 2012, received the GJA reporter on “Development Journalism in furthering the MDGs”, organized by the Ghana journalist Association
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 GHS10,000. The second, third and
fourth winners will also receive a plaque, certificate and cash prizes of GHS6000, GHS3000 and GHS2,000 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, the 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.