Below is the profile of Dr Qasim Akinreti, one the Guest Speakers at the international virtual summit of the Journalists International Forum For Migration (JIFORM) holding on zoom between June 5 and 6, 2020.

Below is the profile of one of the Guest Speakers at the international virtual summit of the Journalists International Forum For Migration (JIFORM) holding on zoom between June 5 and 6, 2020.

Theme: Migration: Remedies for Covid-19 And The Economy

Contact: 2348111811225

Time: 11 am

The Man Akinreti

 (+234(0) 802 376 5263 +234(0) 818 654 3580
 SUMMARY A skillful and highly versatile communications specialist, trainer. leader, community mobilizer, people manager and media expert with over two decades of experience in media practice, citizen engagement, project coordination, leadershipand development, I seek opportunities to make a difference in and on behalf of any organization anywhere around the world. I provide technical services in media practice, training, as well as communication for development (C4D).   EDUCATION Ph.DMass Communications, Babcock University, Ilisan Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria2017MPhil (Broadcasting) Babcock University, Ilisan Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria– 2015M.A. (Online Journalism); Nottingham Trent University, UK 2003PGD Journalism (Broadcasting) Nigerian Institute of Journalism – 1994   AWARDS 2006 Davis Foster African Journalists Award 2006 Poynter Institute Fellowship, Florida USA. 2005 Award of Excellence: Online Tools for Public Relations in the 21st Century. Department of Mass Comm., Lagos State Polytechnic, Nigeria. 2003 UK Media Training Award 1991 National Youth Service Commendation – State Ministry of Education, Sokoto.            

ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL  CAPACITY ACQUISITION   2008 Certificate Course Challenges Of 21St Century Journalism, Keimo Consult, Nigeria 2008 Certificate Digital Media Production, Rhodes University South Africa 2007 Course Website Production, CBA Distance Learning Programme, South Africa 2007 Certificate Human Rights Reporting, Nigeria, Media Rights Agenda, Nigeria. 2006 Certificate Media Leadership Academy, US, &Certificate Media Academy & Train The Trainers Course 2006 Poynter Institute of Media Studies, Florida, US. 2006 Certificate World Bank Institute & Media Rights Agenda; Journalism Skills and Training, Nigeria. 2000 Certificate Internet Broadcast : Singapore Media Corporation Singapore, Asia. 1995 Certificate Course Public Relations, Nigeria, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria.
1994 Certificate Course – News Writing. Nigeria, Voice of Nigeria in- house Training   Attended Workshop on the task of sub-editing (Independent Journalism Center, Lagos Nigeria)Acquired capacity in Diversity Reporting, organized by PANOS Institute and Independent Journalism Center, Lagos Nigeria   SELECTED CONSULTANCY EXPERIENCE WITH NATIONAL &INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS  

Sub Consultant, World bank/Ibadan Urban Flood Management Project (2016 November –2017 Feb)

Prepare a Stakeholder Engagement PlanDesign Communication Strategy for the PlanBuild capacity of functionaries on stakeholder engagements   Media Consultant, Ford Foundation (2015) Mobilize print, radio and online media (local and international) for programme supportDraft press releases for deployment in the mediaOrganize media interviews for key personalities and coordinated outcomes  

Consultant, World Bank/LMDGP:  Stakeholder Engagement Plan and Operationalisation – April 2013 Stakeholder identification and  assessmen tDevelop and operationalize a feedback mechanism that is supportive to the project to address positive and negative feedback from different stakeholders affected by and interested in participating in the project Determining overall strategy for stakeholder engagement   Consultant, Communicating for Change,2010 Organised and coordinated the 2nd Broadcasters forum on Cassava Revolution in Nigeria on behalf of The Dutch Government- DADCO & IFDC Identifying and documenting success stories and key lessons  

Advocacy and Communication Advisor, Community Life Project, CLP,2009-Date Provide various communications and community mobilization advisory for the Lagos based NGOOrganise and coordinate stakeholder activity for various programmes   Sub Media Consultant, UNDP ,Democracy, Governance & Development, DGD, 2011Election Provide various communications and  industry  mobilization advisory for the Journalists across Nigeria Organise and coordinate stakeholder activity for  capacity development        

Media Trainer ( Part -Time  – 2003 Till Date) Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Ogba,Lagos – Teaches New Media Pan African University,School of Media &Communication , Epe Expressway, Lagos- Teaches New Media Lagos State University LASU,School of Communication,Ojo ,Lagos  -Teaches  New Media Stringer for Voice of America  VOA African News & Programmes 2019  

WORK EXPERIENCE/POSITIONS HELD – Voice of Nigeria, VON   2019Till Date : Deputy Director Digital Media,Voice of Nigeria,VON, Lagos Bureau 2015- 2019 Assistant Director News : Head Reportorial Corps and Political Desk,VON 2013-2014 Head  International/Foreign Desk 2010/2012

Head Reportorial Corps 2009-2010 Assistant Chief News Producer (Online) 2011-2012 State House Correspondent – Lagos State Governor’s Office 2006-2009 Principal News Editor Online 2004-2006 Senior News Producer 2000-2004 News Editor/Producer 1996-2000 Head Economic Desk 1994-1996 Correspondent (Education, Health &Politics )

SELECTED COMPETENCIES & ‘PROMISE OF VALUE’ Media Relations: As the leader of all journalists in Lagos State, the most vibrant media state in Nigeria I can bring the power of media to bear on any campaign maximally

Citizen Engagement &Community Relations: Honed my skill in coordinating community for shared value and common goals for development

Training: Having attained the highest level of educational accomplishment after much research and presentations I have a knack for knowledge transfer at various levels    

REFERENCES Austeen Elewodalu,  Director News, Voice of Nigeria.

Email- Phone- 234- 1 -8125101388,8037866297,8029834704  

Muda Ganiyu CEO Emgee Publishing Company Email- Phone- 234-1-8030497997,9091699887  

Gbenga Adefaye Former President Nigerian Guild of Editors  Managing Editor , Vanguard Newspapers Email- Phone- 234-1-8034005008, 8090571742  

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