2020 Annual Meeting

On 1st and 2nd October 2020 GFMD's General Assembly met to mark GFMD's 15th Anniversary.

Following the annual meeting, GFMD's members voted to postpone voting for a new Steering Committee until 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

On October 1, 2020, the Global Forum for Media Development celebrated its 15th Anniversary.

To celebrate the occasion, GFMD hosted an two online celebratory events for our members and partners:

  • Thursday, 1 October15:00-16:30 CEST (UTC+2)

  • Friday, 2 October09:00-10:30 CEST (UTC+2)


Each day will included:

  • A celebratory video marking 15 years of GFMD featuring speeches from current and former GFMD Chairpersons, Directors, and UN representative.

  • A timeline of major events and accomplishments for GFMD over the past 15 years.

  • Remembering Bettina Peters: Remarks from David Quinn (Director of Development, Thomson Foundation) and updates about memorial events.

  • Announcing the Jeanette Minnie Award for Media Development Champions with remarks by Guy Berger (Director for Strategy and Policy (CI/SPO) and Secretary of the International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC), UNESCO).

  • Opening the vote on rescheduling the General Assembly for 2021.

  • Testimonials and an open mic for participants who would like to say a few words about GFMD.

Celebrating 15 Years of GFMD

In advance of the 15th anniversary, our past and present chairpersons, directors, and UN representatives spoke about the organisation and all that it has achieved since 2005. Hear what they had to say in the video below.

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