The (year-delayed) GFMD General Assembly will take place on September 30th and October 1st 2021.
Due to the pandemic, this will be a hybrid event - a limited in-person gathering with some sessions also held in a digital space that all general members can attend.
This year is going to be very different from previous years as the pandemic has not only put severe limitations on travel but also made organising an event for GFMD members and the wider media development and journalism support community impossible.
Due to these restrictions, the Secretariat is organising an in-person meeting of just over 20 representatives of GFMD general members in Tirana, Albania. This will be combined with a hybrid online General Assembly for all members.
The in-person gathering will include:
GFMD Steering Committee members, who will convene for a series of working and strategic planning meetings.
The GFMD Secretariat for support and strategic planning.
A limited number of GFMD regional members and candidates for the new Steering Committee.*
With this in mind, the Agenda for the 2021 GFMD General Assembly has been split into three sections:
Every four years (five in this exceptional case) GFMD general members vote to elect a new Steering Committee at the General Assembly.
The Steering Committee then elects a Chairperson, Deputy-Chairperson and Treasurer from among its number.
For more about the Steering Committee and the election, see:
As we continue with the preparations leading towards the event, we will keep you informed. Stay tuned for more updates!