THEMATIC AGENDA – ENGLISH

Thematic Agenda

Regional Intercultural Workshop for Adolescent Communicators
Regional Communications Network
UNICEF


San Salvador, El Salvador, September 1-4, 2008

Training by: AlterCom – Renato Joya (Costa Rica)

Sunday, August 30

TIME

ACTIVITY

Arrival of participants

20:00

Regional Workshop inauguration (dinner)
– Introduction of participants (receipt of the press badges)

Miriam de Figueroa, Ana Maria Ortiz, Renato Joya,

Monday, September 1


TIME


ACTIVITY

8:30

-Analysis of expectations

Altercom

9:00

Presentation of the network project

– Why UNICEF thinks of a network
– To dream … it is free and it is also a child’s right

Ana María Ortiz

Leslyn Thompson

9:30

MULTICULTURAL FAIR

-The right to cultural diversity (introduction)

– Distribution of groups

Altercom

Héctor Espinal

10:00

The right to RECREATION AND FOOD

10:15

MULTICULTURAL FAIR (continued)
– Guided tour
– Working in groups to think or learn about:
• The right to be different
• Equal Rights for all

Altercom

12:00

We are a Latin American and a Caribbean MULTICULTURAL society

Altercom

12:30

The Right to BE FED

13:30

Exercise for a better relationship: Traveling by our lands

Altercom

14:00

What does “to communicate” mean? Short feature film

Héctor Espinal

14:30

Putting together:
• What
• With whom
• What for
• How
• With which media

Altercom

15:30

Break

15:45

Telling stories: create news in one minute about the Cultural Fair.
• Video
• Press releases (headlines)

• Radio
• Photography
(Working Groups)

Altercom

16:45

Plenary. Presentation of stories

Altercom

17:30

Closure

Tuesday, September 2


TIME


ACTIVITY

8:30

Going back to what was learned yesterday
• Recalling … not to forget
• Establish what was learned or lessons learned
• Set your application and usefulness.

Altercom

9:00

Thematic Approach
— We are young communicators
— Our rights as individuals
— We are a multicultural group
— We will communicate to an entire region

We use media at a regional level
— What we know about media
— Why are media important means/allies
— How to take care of the media
— Telling a story with the media

Altercom

10:30

The right to RECREATION AND FOOD

10:45

Talking and learning about media
Mini media workshops (divided into four groups):
— Photography
— Video
— Print media
— Radio

Altercom

12:30

The Right to Food

13:30

Exercises to relax: imaginary trip to the interior of the media…

Altercom

14:00

Sharing lessons learned in the media
— Each group prepares a creative presentation
— Presentation at plenary – what was learned about the media

Altercom

15:00

Telling stories using media (news and interviews – headlines and image use)

• But using youth language and a human rights based approach
• Ah! And with regional perspective
• Do not forget that we are a multicultural region…

Altercom

15:45

The right to rest and something to munch…

16:00

Inventing the Future: Planning news or stories (guidelines towards the III Iberoamerican Forum of Local Governments) in the different groups:
• Video
• Press releases
• Radio
• Photography
(Working Groups)

Altercom

17:00

In the newsrooms and editorial section

Altercom

17:30

Closure

Wednesday, September 3


TIME


ACTIVITY

8:30

Recreating experiences and what was learned the previous day
• Stories and the media …

Altercom

9:00

The NETWORK PROJECT
— What is the proposal from UNICEF
— Why a regional network
— Why a multicultural network

Altercom

9:15

Drawing the region
— This is how we the young people see Latin America and the Caribbean
— This expresses our cultures

Playing with a spider web (itsi bitsi spider…)
— 20 elephants were balancing … (just to remember when we were kids) …
— Launching the regional intercultural network together … knitting together point by point …


Reflecting about our NETWORK
— What unites us a network
— What are we going to tell our audiences from the network
— What it means and why a regional and multicultural network.

Altercom

10:00

Right to RECREATION AND FOOD

10:30

To build our NETWORK
— Who are members of the NETWORK
— What is our VISION
— What is our MISSION
— Which are our values
— Which is our approach
— Which THEMES will WE work
— What are our objectives
— Which activities are WE going to develop/COVER (calendar 2008/2009)

— Mechanisms of how the network will function (Terms of Reference prepared by adults and adolescents)

Altercom

Chaperones and UNICEF Communication Officers

12:30

The Right to FOOD

13:30

Exercises for relaxation: To dream about our network… as a correspondent

(investigate about the III Iberoamerican Forum of Local Governments)

Altercom

14:00

Preparing our first challenge:

1. Planning coverage of the third Ibero-American Forum onLocal Governments…

2. Researching this topic (Information and website about the III Forum)

3. Setting goals

4. Establishing issues

5. Selecting interviews (coordinated through UNICEF El Salvador)

6. Set format and time

7. Defining roles and responsibilities within the team including adults (arrange photo and video cameras etc.)

Altercom

Chaperones and UNICEF Communication Officers

Altercom – Karla Rodríguez

Ana Maria Ortiz

16:45

The right to rest and SOMETHING TO EAT…

17:00

Plenary. Presentation of action plans by each group.

Altercom

16:00

Closure

Thursday, September 4


TIME


ACTIVITY

8:30

Warming up exercises before the field trip

• Stories and the media …

Altercom

9:00

On the III Forum premises…
Organized into teams to cover the III IberoAmerican Forum on Local Governments.

Altercom, Chaperones and UNICEF Communication Officers

12:30

The Right to Food

13:30

Stress release exercises: To dream of our NETWORK… focus yourself on the Iberoamerican session

Altercom

14:00

The moment of truth or surprises…
Reviewing the information gathered
Writing or editing materials

… This is, turning the info into communication.

Altercom

16:45

The right to REST AND TO EAT …

17:00

Continue with previous work

18:00

Presentation of the work done
The first product that is generated within our NETWORK – pass it to UNICEF Regional Office for regional distribution

Altercom

19:00

Closing event with special guests and distribution of the certificates

Miriam de Figueroa, Sunah Kim, Altercom, Ana Maria Ortiz, special guests

Friday, September 5

TIME

ACTIVITY

8:00

Departure from the hotel to the airport

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