26 June, 11:30 a.m., Annex
Hosted by Deutsche Well (DW)
More than 1.3 billion people - one of every five people alive today - are adolescents aged 10 to 19, according to the United Nations Population Fund. About 85% of them live in developing countries.
Young people represent an enormous potential resource for most developing countries. Their educational achievements are key to the development of their countries. However, investment in education is still low in developing countries. This panel will explore questions such as: What role do media play in the education of a young population? What do youngsters in developing countries expect from the media? Do the media contribute to the education of young people?
This event is part of a series of panels and workshops hosted by DW Akademie. The series of events will highlight the potential impact of media, culture and education on media development cooperation, DW Akademie's core activity, from various perspectives. The series of panels and workshops aims to contribute to the improvement of professional media education and international media support strategies in light of demographic challenges and a fast-changing media environment.
Student, International Media Studies, DW Akademie, Bonn, Germany
Didszuweit, Simon (Moderator)
Freelance Consultant, DW Akademie, Bonn, Germany
Kumar, Prof. Keval J.
Adjunct Professor, Mudra Institute of Communications Ahmedabad, India
Regional Director, Friedrich Naumann Stiftung für die Freiheit in the Middle East and Northern Africa, Cairo, Egypt